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The Lord Labors With Us (Come Follow Me Lesson for Kids: April 8-14)

The Allegory of the Olive Tree in Jacob 5 is a lot to take in! Sometimes even us adults have a hard time deciphering all of it. So, for this week's Come Follow Me lesson, we have a real treat for you! We tackled Jacob 5, broke it all down, and created a video and lesson bundle that presents this allegory on a child's level.

We hope you and the children you teach will find this helpful!

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.


🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Called to Serve"


➤ P R E P A R A T I O N

Place an image of Jesus Christ in the front of the room where it can be seen. Hide some photos of family members or loved ones in several rooms of the house.


➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N

Invite children to go and find photos of family members and to “gather” them into the room where you are holding your meeting.

As photos arrive, place them together in a display in front of the room next to the image of Jesus Christ.

Discuss the following questions:

1) Who are these individuals? (People that we love and care about.)

2) How does Jesus Christ feel about these people? (He loves them too!)

3) Who else can you think of that you know? (Think of some other friends, family members, neighbors, etc.)

4) How does Jesus Christ feel about these people?(He loves them too!)

5) These pictures were far away from the image of Jesus Christ, but now they are close. What does

that make you think of? (Bringing others to Jesus Christ.)

6) When Jesus works to strengthen us and bring all of us unto Him, does he work alone? Or does

he invite others to work with Him? (He invites us to work with Him!)


🎥 V I D E O : "The Allegory of the Olive Tree"

Say: “We are going to watch a video about Jesus Christ working to strengthen and gather His followers. The trees and branches represent all of us. Let’s see if he works alone to strengthen us and bring us to Him, or if others help Him.”

Discuss the following questions after watching the video:

1) Did the Master of the garden work alone? Or did others help him? (Discuss.)

2) Who do you think the workers represent? (Missionaries, all followers of Jesus Christ.)

3) How did the worker feel about the tree and the branches? (He cared about them very much.)

4) How did the Master of the Garden feel about the tree and the branches? (Loved them and didn’t want to lose them.)

5) What did the Master do to help the branches grow? (Discuss.)

6) Who do you think is the master of the garden? (Jesus Christ.)


➤ S C R I P T U R E

Read the following scriptures, then discuss the questions that follow.

1) What are some things the Master did to help his garden grow? (Dig, prune, nourish, dung.)

2) How long did the Master “Stretch forth His hand?” (All the day long!)

3) What do you think it means when the Lord is stretching forth His hand? (Discuss.)

1) What do you think it means when the Master “calls servants” to labor in the vineyard? (Missionaries,

callings in the church, ministering to others, serving others, etc.)

2) What do you think it means to labor diligently? (Discuss.)

3) What do you think it means to labor in a way that is not diligent? (Discuss.)


➤ A C T I V I T Y

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Color the olive tree and the scene behind the tree. Color the branches that were scattered. Cut them out and graft them (glue them) back into the olive tree. Use this activity as an opportunity to discuss “laboring in the Lord’s vineyard.”


➤ T E S T I M O N Y

Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.


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