House Divided (Mark 3:20-35) Sunday School Lesson and Activities

This free Bible lesson is based on Mark 3:20-35 when Jesus speaks to the scribes about a house divided. It is designed for children’s church or Sunday School. Please modify as best fits your ministry.

Use the links below to download these teaching activities for your children’s ministry. This section of Mark has several themes you can teach to children.

Children’s Message Lesson

Families are wonderful and important…but they certainly are not perfect. Fortunately, we have been given the opportunity to be part of the family of Jesus! This message emphasizes how Jesus calls us His brothers and sisters. We are sons and daughters of God, and siblings of one another and of Christ. This is a blessed and comforting thought, whether or not we have or get along with earthly siblings! We can embrace our relationship with Jesus, knowing it will outlast all else. 

Craft Demonstration

Who is in your family? What does it mean to be in God’s family? The Gospel focus here looks at a remark that Jesus made when confronted by His skeptical and critical family. Jesus proclaimed that those who do the Will of God are His true brothers and sisters. Well, that means us!

These crafts celebrate the importance of family and the comfort that we are in God’s family. A handmade picture frame can surround a photo of family or friends. A special “lumpy pillow” reminds kids that on the outside we may all have different dynamics, but we take comfort that we are inwardly family in Christ!

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