Parables: Two Sons To
Remember: God is pleased with those who DO His will.
Lesson Matthew 21:28-32
repent - to change your mind, to turn around
Sing: I want to be a worker for the Lord
Activity: Play Simon says. Accentuate the difference between
being a hearer and a doer.
Plate. Have students draw faces for each son on each side of the
plate. Have them put a smiley face on one side and note that this
son did his father’s will. Put a frown on the other side, and mark
it as the son who did not do his father’s will. You can have the
students use them when doing true/false questions. Hold up smiley
for true and frown for false.
Worksheet: take home sheet on the two sons
True or False
Review Questions (can be used
Both sons changed their minds. T
The father praised both sons. F
If we are wrong, we can still change. T
It doesn’t matter what we do, as long as we say we’ll do it. F
We must obey our Father in heaven. T
Which book does this lesson come from?
Lead class in short prayer asking God to forgive us for things we did not
Act out the man who decided to obey his father.
Draw a picture of a boy obeying his father.
How did the father feel about the son that obeyed?
How did the father feel about the son that disobeyed?
How does God feel when we say we’ll obey him and then don’t?
Who asks us to do work for Him?
What should we do when we find out we are disobeying God?
Is it enough just to talk about being right?
Name 2 things God has asked you to do?
Name one thing you knew you should do, but didn’t.
Has God asked us to do anything we can’t do?
How do we learn what God wants us to do?
Who will help us when we are having a hard time?
What can we do to help us when we are tempted not to obey?
James 1:22 "But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive
Have the students (or prepare) actions to go with the words of the memory
verse. Act out the verse together as a group. For example: for
doers, everyone pretend they are walking or working with their
hands. For word, cup hands like they are holding a book. For
hearers, cup your ear; etc.