These free lesson plans are a timely reminder of what matters most to God. They are based on Matthew 23:34-46 where Jesus explains the greatest commandment is loving God and the second is loving others.
Download our free lesson plans and teaching activities below based on Matthew 23:34-46, where Jesus says, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Use these free Bible lesson to teach kids in your Sunday School class the meaning of mercy and forgiveness. We’ve included complete teaching plans, game suggestions, craft ideas, and bonus coloring page. Simply download the PDF files below.
Kids Bible Lessons from Matthew 23:34-46
More Teaching Help about the Greatest Commandments
- See our YouTube playlist on the Greatest Commandment for Bible Story Video and song suggestions
- “Practicing the Greatest Commandment” Children’s Sermon from rfour.org
- “The Greatest Commandment” from Sermons 4 Kids
Love God with “Heart, Soul, Might” Coloring Page
Bible Object Lesson and Sermon: The Greatest Commandment
This Gospel lesson reminds us of what should be the most important element of our lives as Christians. At the end of the day, the essential “rule” to follow is that we love God and love one another. If we put that first, other things should fall into place. This message seeks to communicate that to children. There are always laws, instructions, or regulations to follow. First and foremost in these should be our commitment to love the Lord and His people.
Sunday School Crafts on The Greatest Commandment
Use these Bible craft ideas when teaching from Matthew 22:34-46 in your Sunday School or Children’s Church. Download the directions below, gather your craft supplies, and watch our demonstration video as you prepare.
Matthew 22:37-39, Mark 12:30-31
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.