Parable of the Fig Tree (Mark 13:24-37) Sunday School Lesson and Activities for Kids

Be prepared for the Second Coming! This message is based on the Gospel of Mark, where Jesus describes frightening events of the last days of Earth, but promises that He will come again for us. We don’t know when this will be, but we can hope in His promises and eagerly await His advent. In modern times of trouble, we can be comforted by knowing that God’s word will never change or pass away, and He will always be with us.

Use these free Bible lesson to teach kids in your Sunday School class this important message from the Parable of the Fig Tree. We’ve included complete teaching plans, game suggestions, craft ideas, and bonus coloring page. Simply download the PDF files below.

Mark 13:24-37 Sunday School Lessons

More Teaching Ideas on the Parable of the Fig Tree

Craft Ideas and Demonstration

As we celebrate the original Advent of Christ as well as the future of the Second Coming, these crafts remind kids of the importance of hoping in God every day. Inspired by words taken from Mark 13, these crafts feature verses and messages from the proclamation of Jesus. A rooster puppet reminds us to “stay awake”; a star bookmark gives hope that God’s Word remains though Heaven and Earth pass away; and a calendar allows kids to recall the blessings God gives every day.

Children’s Sermon Demonstration

Be prepared for the Second Coming! This message is based on the Gospel of Mark, where Jesus describes frightening events of the last days of Earth, but promises that He will come again for us. We don’t know when this will be, but we can hope in His promises and eagerly await His advent. In modern times of trouble, we can be comforted by knowing that God’s word will never change or pass away, and He will always be with us.

Bible Verses/story to Reference:  Mark 13:24-37

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
Mark 13:24-37

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