Day 5 of the Matthew Bible Lego Challenge! Today we read about the temptation of Jesus in the desert. I have to say, my son is particularly interested in this story. The all-compassing GOOD is facing off with the big BAD. He chose the scene of Jesus and Satan on the mountaintop overlooking land and cities.
We talked about why this was a temptation for Jesus. Satan was promising Jesus a shortcut to authority over all the nations, among other things. No need for the cross! What a horrible outcome that would have brought about. Of course, Jesus rebukes Satan with the Word of God, and obediently goes to the cross for our sins. Thank God for His mercy on us!
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For the 5th day of the challenge, we read Matthew 4:1-17. Don’t limit your kids to the particular scene we chose if something else stands out to them!
The copywork for the challenge is Matthew 4:4: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” The printable includes a drawing and writing page for those who would rather draw the scene.
My son made sure to pick someone who looked “mean enough” to be Satan. Something interesting about these Lego challenges is how strange the scenes suddenly seem when you plug in little Lego people with their funny heads and painted on expressions. Somehow, it does good to break out of the box of what we typically see in the illustrations of Children’s books or artwork. It focuses us on the actual story, which is certainly an unexpected side-effect of the Lego challenge!
We are going through 21 (out of 34) of the buils from the Matthew Lego Challenge together, following a FREE kids’ devotion on the YouVersion app (or the desktop version, Bible.com). The devotion is called Walk With Jesus: 21 Days Through Matthew and it is from What’s in the Bible?, one of our favorite family discipleship tools! Don’t forget to enter to win the What’s in the Bible DVD that goes along with the book of Matthew!
This post is a part of the 31 day series on Proverbial Homemaker all about teaching with Legos. There are more great tips and resources for you to discover! CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE POSTS IN THE SERIES. You can also find more Bible Lego Challenges at Proverbial Homemaker.
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