Introduce your children’s ministry to the Saint behind the “wearing of the green” with this fun and educational St. Patrick’s Day lesson plan! Our goal is to engage young minds with general knowledge and biblical truths about St. Patrick and his impact on Ireland, as well as inspire them to think about how he serves as an example of service and devotion for us today.
Luke 6:27-38 Love Your Neighbor Bible Lesson for St Patrick’s Day in Kid’s Sunday School
Start by watching the video story of St. Patrick. Then, explain what it means to serve God, which is the same quality that made St. Patrick so special. Ask your students what they think serving God looks like and discuss some examples of service in our own lives.
St Patrick’s Day Sunday School Lesson
Introducing Bible Verses about Loving Your Neighbor as St. Patrick Did
As part of your Sunday School lesson on St. Patrick, it is important to discuss how he exemplified the Christian concept of loving one’s neighbor as oneself. This teaching comes directly from the Bible in Leviticus 19:18 (NIV): “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord”.
The story is often cited as an example of how St.Patrick put the Biblical commandment to love your neighbor into practical action – he showed kindness and mercy, even to strangers. Not only did he heal the man’s eye, but also returned his walking stick when it was safe for him to do so!
Take some time during your lesson to discuss how we can be inspired by St. Patrick’s example and show love to our neighbors each day – no matter who they are or what their circumstances may be!
Next, review a few facts about St. Patrick such as when he lived, where he was born and some of his accomplishments in Ireland. Make sure to highlight how he used stories, symbols and parables to communicate messages of faith rather than just relying on words alone! Offer some hint at how you can use those same techniques when teaching others about Jesus today – get creative with props or pictures if you have access to them!
Conclude your lesson by talking about why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year – how do we remember him? Finally, encourage everyone to consider how they can apply his example of service in their own lives each day – perhaps by giving back or helping out someone in need (just like he did).