Sunday School Lesson "Salt and Light" for Jesus in Matthew 5:13-20

Download this Sunday School lesson about being “Salt and Light” for Jesus. It is based on Matthew 5:13-20 and Jesus’ sermon on the mount. Teach kids how they can be a light to others!

February 9, 2020 Sunday School Lessons

For this week’s Sunday School lesson, we’ve included everything you need to teach. The combined download below includes complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets.


“Salt and Light” Craft Ideas

Salt and Light Crafts – These craft ideas will teach about being “Salt and Light” for Jesus. These hands-on projects for Sunday School are based on Matthew 5:13-20. Download the directions, gather your supplies, and watch our demonstration video below.

Salt and light might be slightly confusing to understand in terms of their relation to the Christian life, but they are fun visuals to apply to crafts! These craft ideas are relatively simple, but provide fun reminders for kids to recall the meanings of the verses. These are highly adaptable, so consider elaborating or minimizing according to the needs and sizes of your group. See more Sunday School Crafts and video Bible craft examples.

Shine Your Light Object Lesson

Shine Your Light Object Lesson – This children’s sermon is about being “Salt and Light” for Jesus. This Bible object lesson message is from Matthew 5:13-20. Share it with your church this upcoming Sunday (February 9, 2020). Print the message script and then watch our teaching example video below.

Children today are more than familiar with the idea of plugging in, and most understand how important it is to have power supply for electronic devices. This lesson aims to capitalize on that concept with a related discussion of shining our “Christ light” on others, after first receiving a “power charge” from God, to whom we must stay connected first and foremost. Don’t miss all our sermons 4 kids and video Bible object lessons.

Light of the World Coloring Page

Light of the World Coloring Page - Matthew 5:14
This free Light of the World coloring page is based on what Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, how they can show God’s glory in the world. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Don’t miss all our religious coloring pages for Sunday School.

One of Jesus’ sermons is called the Sermon on the Mount. He talked all about God’s love; then he went right out and showed us what God’s love looks like. You can read about it in Matthew 5-7.

More Matthew 5:13-20 Activities

Use these activities in your Sunday School class for teaching Matthew 5:13-20.


Matthew 5:13-20 New International Version (NIV)

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

The Fulfillment of the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.New International Version (NIV)

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