Object lesson - Rich Young Ruler: ‘Give something away!’ – poverty / sharing

This is a series of ten ideas about the Bible story of the encounter between Jesus and the rich young ruler that you can use. These ideas come from Martine Versteeg from www.kliederkerk.nl (the Dutch version of Messy Church). Messy church is a new form of being church for children and the people around them. It's inspired by the English Messy Church.

The rich young ruler had to choose if he wanted to leave everything behind. A lot of children who are fleeing don't have a say in that decision. They have to leave everything behind and they arrive here empty-handed. Maybe we can fill their hands a bit with this next idea...



The rich young ruler, giving to others, poverty

Messy Church program:
188.  The treasure chest - the Rich Young Ruler
189.  Make your own rules? - the Rich Young Ruler
190.  Jesus turns everything upside down - the Rich Young Ruler
191.  Give something away! - the Rich Young Ruler
192.  Shuffleboard with money! - the Rich Young Ruler
193.  The camel race - The Rich Young Ruler
194.  Crawling through the eye of a needle - The Rich Young Ruler
195.  Pimp your own camel - The Rich Young Ruler
196.  Looking through Jesus' eyes at the world - The Rich Young Ruler
197.  Praying with a needle and a thread - The Rich Young Ruler

Tags: Object lessons, Children's moments in church, Poverty - hunger / homelessness, Giving / Sharing / Greed, Rich young ruler