The Parable of the Lamp.

After Jesus had spoken to his disciples about the story of the seeds that fell along the wayside. He told the crowd another parable that went like this. If a lamp is placed  under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand, no one will be able to see.   

Jesus said to them, "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, (with the word you have studied ) it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, (the more you learn, the more you gain) and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (If you do not study, you cannot give out to the unsaved)  Jesus said, "Do not just listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word, but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."

In Jesus's day, lamps were made from clay. They were simple, with a opening for the olive oil and a "nozzle" on which the flax wick would rest. These lamps were small enough to be carried in the palm of the hand. This lamp which Jesus was familiar with was the "Herodian" lamp, made on a potter's wheel. This lamp was placed on a stand so that the room would light up for all to see. In Psalm 119:105 it says Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Questions and Answers.

Q Where should you not put the lamp?

A Under a bed and a basket.

Q What must we do with our ears?

A We must listen.

Q What were lamps made of  ?

A They were made of clay.

Q What did they use inside the lamps?

A  Olive oil.

The meaning of the words.

Pay attention - To take notice of something.

Deceive - Mislead.

Wick - A strip of material which liquid fuel is drawn to.

Downloads for "The Parable of the Lamp."

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. -----------------------Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. -----------------------I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.1) On adobe reader, select sign.2) Select add text.3) Type in verse or wording.4) Select file and save as

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In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

The verses of the day.

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Right-click to download this creation verse picture.


Luke 8:18 

 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.

Luke 8:20

 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to se

Mark 4:21

And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?

Mark 4:25

  For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

The Moral of the  story.

When we listen to God, we grow in His word. God's word makes us strong in our faith. We must always live our lives according to His word. So let us who have the light in us give light to the world ( tell all ) Do not keep the light in the darkness ( to yourself ), let us share the light to the rest of the world. The more we learn the more we can share.

Coloring pages for Jesus said,"Those who have ears hear,"

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Right-click to download picture of boy.
the ear coloring pages, hearing jesus
Right-click to download this creation verse picture.
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Right-click to download jug picture.

Craft ~ For Jesus said,"Those that have ears let them hear"

parable of the lamp coloring pages, parable of the lamp coloring pictures, parable of the lamp craft
Right-click to download craft of ears picture.

  Craft B.

         To be glued in the middle of ears.

     “If anyone has ears to hear,

       let him hear”      

Materials needed.

Web plans, scissors, glue, various colors of cardboard, stapler and a ruler.

Pictures of the completed craft.

parable of forgiveness, forgiveness rock, rock craft
hearing craft, ears to hear craft

See the movie on the "Parable of the Lamp.",explaining how to do the craft ,step by step.

sunday school craft 2015. Ann Hewson

Other pages on Sunday school ideas in connection with the parable of the lamp lesson

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