Big Idea for Kids: Everyone is invited to the kingdom of heaven, but few will chose to come.

Big Idea for Preschoolers: Everyone is invited to the kingdom of heaven.

This week the kids studied the Parable of the Wedding Feat in Matthew 22:1-14. Read this together. Explain that salvation is a free gift. We can't earn our way into heaven. Jesus did all the work when he died on the cross. This story reminds us that we need to be clothed in Christ's righteousness. Jesus invites us to join him in heaven – the great wedding feast. When we receive His invitation, Jesus gets us ready by clothing us in righteousness.

Family Journal Activity

Invite kids to list the name of friends or family members they would like to invite to a party. Review the parable of the wedding feast in Matthew 22:1-14. Ask kids how they would feel if their guests refused to come to the party. Remind kids of the Big Idea. Pray that they, their friends, and family members would receive Jesus's invitation into the kingdom of heaven.