Resources to share with your worship community for use at home through the week
Children's Bible reading and activity sheets plus PostScript and Live your faith
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Present the reading for children
Jesus said, ‘When the Son of Man comes in glory, the whole world will be gathered before him and he will separate people as a shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. He will say to those on his right, “Come, you are blessed by my Father; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
‘The sheep will answer, “When did we see you hungry and give you food, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we meet you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and give you clothing? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and visit you?”
‘The king will say, “Whatever you did to the least important members of my family, you did it to me.”
‘Then he will say to those on his left, “Get out, worthless goats! You are good for nothing. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, I was naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” The goats will answer, “When did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?”
‘He will answer, “Because you did not do it to the people in need, you did not do it to me. And the goats will be sent to eternal punishment and the sheep to eternal life.”’
- What did the people described in the story as sheep have in common?
- What was the last thing someone did that made you feel cared for?
- Can you think of anyone you could show some kindness to this week?
Activity and colouring sheets
(Links to the PDFs for these can also be found at the end of the page.)
Live your faith
This week's Live your faith sheet for adults with Bible notes, prayers, a picture and questions for reflection, a live your faith action