November 18, 2012: Luke 12:16-21, Read for Older Children
Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education · November 11, 2012
Audio length: 2:22
The Lord spoke this parable,
“The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
As he said these things, Jesus cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
1. Who does the Lord tell a parable about?
2. What does the rich man want to do with his crops? Have you ever wanted to save something for another day? What did you want to save?
3. What did God mean when he said that this night the man’s soul would be required of him? Where will his crops be, then?
4. What is your “barn”? Are the things you own more important to you than your relationship with Jesus?
5. What does the Gospel mean when it says be “rich toward God”? Why should we be rich toward God?