Lessons Just 4 Kids

Day 29 ~ TAXES PAID FROM A FISHES MOUTH

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

Nehemiah 9:12-15
1 John 1:8-10
Matthew 17:24-27
Psalm 119:120-121

PRAYER:
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for your every day miracles. I love to read the stories in the Bible, especially about the miracles of Jesus and His amazing love. Thank you for being the God of love, and for sending Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who died so that we could be justified by His blood and who washes our sins away forever and ever. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

List of Prayers

Click on the Picture of the Alter to read about the truth of being justified by the blood of Jesus. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

Old Testament

Nehemiah 9:12-15

12 "By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.

13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them."

The Psalm

Psalm 119:120-121

120 "My flesh trembles in fear of you;
I stand in awe of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 "I have done what is righteous and just;
do not leave me to my oppressors."

The Epistle

1 John 1:8-10

8 "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us."

The Gospel

Matthew 17:24-27

The Temple Tax

24 "After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum,
the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked,
“Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”
25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak.
“What do you think, Simon?” he asked.
“From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—
from their own children or from others?”

26 “From others,” Peter answered.

“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him.
27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line.
Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin.
Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”

 Activities - Click on picture to print.

Fish found at Dot to Dots.net

More Ideas and Links:
Fish with Coin in his mouth by Kings Kid Stuff

This article explains what the tax was for - by Sermon Central.com

Study of the Alter by The Bible Study Page.com

New Church Vineyard.org The Tabernacle


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The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com