June 6 BODY

Lesson Title: Many Parts, One Body
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31
Our theme is BODY

What’s happening in this story? 

Paul is writing to a community of Christians divided by their spirituality.  However, they deem some gifts as less valuable than others.  Paul uses an extended analogy of the human body to explain how every part is important and is to be honoured.  Because the focus here is on the unity of the church, the gifts Paul highlights relate to ministry: prophesy, teaching, healing leadership, and so on.  

What does this story mean for kids? 

Kids will hear the words ear, eye, foot, and so on and think: This is a story about bodies.  Because their thinking is still so literal – especially among the young ones – this will need help making the jump to the bigger picture Paul presents.  They can extend the concept to see that each of us is unique and valuable, not meant to be someone else. 

Why this theme? 

People from all walks of life make up the church, and they all bring different talents to the table.  The Christian church is always healthiest when people are respected as unique individuals and welcomed as part of the body of Christ. 
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Taken directly from Whirl Sunday School Curriculum 2016

Whirl Classroom Sunday School Curriculum. Sparkhouse, 2016.