Bible Texts:

Matthew 23:1-12, Mark 12:38-40, Luke 11:37-52, Luke 20:45-47


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Be Humble," Spark Story Bible, p.312


Children's Story Resources

Verdi by Janell Cannon

Verdi the snake doesn’t understand why his mother is telling him to grow up big and green when all the other big and green snakes seem lazy, boring, and rude. But when Verdi decides he simply won’t turn green, he finds himself in a heap of trouble.

How these stories are connected: Be true to who you are. There are special surprises and rewards in being yourself.


Questions about Verdi:

     Why doesn’t Verdi want to turn green?

     What are some things he tries to stop himself from turning green?

     What does Verdi realize at the end?


Questions about the Bible story:

     What are the rabbis good at?

     What do the rabbis do wrong?

     What does God want us to be like?


Questions about our lives:

     What does it mean to be humble? Can you give some examples?

     Why should we be humble?



Dear God, help us to be humble instead of showing off. Allow us to be satisfied by Your love and who You made us to be so that we don’t have to seek satisfaction from being the center of attention. Amen.