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Jesus Who Obeys His Parents

Chapter Context

This lesson depicts the life of the boy Jesus who obeys the religious fathers. Along with presenting the characteristics of Jesus, it also gives a message on how to grow up as obedient children in the family and society by taking inspiration from Jesus.

Teacher's Guide

  1. Conviction

    - Jesus when young obeyed his parents
    - Jesus likes me when I obey my parents as well as my elders.
  2. Attitude

    - To have an attitude to always obey my parents and my elders.
  3. Habit

    - I will obey my parents and my elders.
  4. Teaching aids

    - Pictures of children doing small chores.
    - ‘I WILL OBEY’ written in big and bold handwriting.
    - Rosary

    - Picture of a manger
  5. Presentation of the lesson

    Through a discussion with the children about their family, introduce the concept of holiness. Based on the story of the prodigal son, highlight the consequences of disobedience. Similarly the disobedience of Adam and Eve can be explained. On the other hand Jesus was obedient to his parents and helped them. He grew up in the likeness of both God and man. Jesus also likes us when we obey our parents. After writing ‘I will obey’, ask the children to suggest whom all they will obey. Discuss with children instances where they can help those at home and outside and make note of it on a board or a chart paper.
  1. Win the game and get the prize

    The prize will be awarded for obedience. The children have to go through the maze carefully, If they make a mistake they have to come back and start from the beginning.
  2. Helping my parents

    Fetch a glass of water, folding clothes, picking up waste food, setting the bed, etc can be undertaken. Encourage children if they have something to say other than these.
  3. Name of my parents

    This exercise is for homework. The teacher has to check this homework in the next class.
  4. Draw the correct face

    The teacher has to guide the children carefully by giving clear instructions and reading out clearly. Help the children accordingly.
  1. Act
    The child has to enact the faces based on the situations given by the teacher. For example, when you disobey your teacher the child can act as if he is crying.
  2. Let us see pictures

    The story of the prodigal son from the Bible can be read out.
  3. Tell a story

    Arun- disobedient- says I will do it later- likes the river- mother tells him not to go alone- he goes without being noticed - one day - the river was overflowing - mother reminded him again - he disobeyed - got caught in the current - fishermen saved him - he drank stomach full water - was hospitalized - the consequence of disobedience is danger he understood.
  4. Collect

    Instruct children to gather Christmas carols.
  5. Questions

    1. Before whom did Jesus grow up in favour ?
    2. Where did Jesus live?
    3. Who is the is the role model for obedience?








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