Bible Text:

Matthew 6:24-34, Luke 12:22-31


Children's Bible Story source:

"Share God's Love" Spark Story Bible, p.326


Children's Story Resource

Red by Michael Hall

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as “red” can’t live up to his friends’ and family’s expectations no matter how hard he tries. That is, until a new friend offers a fresh perspective and Red discovers what the readers knew all along.

How these stories are connected: The other crayons have certain expectations that Red must live up to in order for him to be a good crayon, but that’s not who he is. The disciples thought that only a certain type of person could teach about God’s love, but Jesus said that anyone who teaches about him and has faith is helping. Red is still a crayon like all the others, no matter if he colours red or blue things.


Questions about Red:

- What was Red’s problem at the beginning of the book?
- What did the other crayons want Red to be like?
- How was Red’s problem solved?
- What happened to Red after he learned who he really was?


Questions about the Bible story:

- Why were the disciples angry?
- What did the disciples want the people teaching about Jesus to be like?
- Who does Jesus say is allowed to teach about Him?


Questions about our lives:

- Is it up to us to say what another person should be like?
- Who are some people who teach you about Jesus?
- How can you teach other people about Jesus?



Dear God, help us to understand that we can be ourselves and still follow you. Teach us not to judge others. Amen.