Do Not Judge Bible Crafts
Matthew 7:1-5 and John 8:1-11 - Judging Others Bible Lesson and Crafts
The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "Stick and Stones" on The Resource Room. The lesson includes material from Matthew 7:1-5 -"Do not judge or you too will be judged" and John 8:1-11 - The Adulterous Woman.
Matthew 7:1, "Do Not Judge" NIV Rebus - Bible Verse Review
1. Before class print out the Bible verse rebus and make copies. (Available to members on The Resource Room.)
2. In class have your children try to figure out the Bible verse by studying the pictures and words. After they think they have figured it out, tell them to look the verse up in their Bibles to see if they are correct.
Planks or Boards Box Bible Craft
Children make a "plank" box that holds six "planks" which describe different things that blind us from our own faults.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3, NIV
This craft is available to members on The Resource Room.
Do Not Judge Stone Craft
Children write the Bible verse on the stone using Posca paint markers to remind them to examine their own lives before they judge others. This craft is available to members on The Resource Room.
Log Bible Verse Review Craft
Children make logs out of brown construction paper or grocery bags. They unroll the logs to reveal the Bible Verse, "Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3, GNT
This crafat is available to members on The Resource Room.
Guess the Image and Word Bible Lesson Review Game
Remove the Planks Bible Lesson Review
As you review each type of plank have your children give examples they might have experienced in their own lives. Each time a child has given an example, remove one of the “planks” from the picture you prepared at the beginning of the lesson. Keep playing until someone guesses what the picture is and what it says. (Available to members on The Resource Room.)
1. Unforgiveness - People are sometimes careless, absent-minded, tired, or may be going through a rough time which makes it more likely for them to make mistakes. To criticize people or hold it against them because they make a mistake is having a plank in your eye.
Matthew 6:15, KJV – “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” NIV – “But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
2. Jealousy - If you criticize people who you think have more than you, are smarter than you, or are more talented because you are jealous of them, you have a plank in your eye.
“Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15
3. Selfishness – If you criticize or put someone down so that you look better, you are being selfish and have a plank in your eye.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3, NIV
4. Conceit, arrogance – Criticizing people because you believe they are less intelligent, poor, or look strange is having a plank in your eye. If you criticize someone because you think you are better than them, you have plank in your eye.
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” Romans 12:3
5. Prejudice – Having an opinion of someone without knowing them is being prejudiced. If you judge someone by the clothes they wear, how they speak, what they believe, their age, or by the color of their skin you have a log in your eye.
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24, KJV
6. Ignorance - Don’t believe everything you hear about someone because it is probably gossip. Take time to get to know that person and make your own judgements. Ignorance can be a log in your eye.
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19, KJV