Tween Time is for students in the fifth through eighth grades. We meet in the Youth Room at 9:00 and students are dismissed in time to join their families for the 10:00 worship service. This week our Bible passage is Matthew 23:1-12. We have heard lots of parables and teachings in the last few weeks addressed to the people who were testing Jesus, the religious leaders who were challenging him. Today, however, he outright addresses their behavior. He’s letting all those around him (not just Jews, but anyone in authority) that it is not right to order others around and lay your heavy burdens on them while you sit by showing how wonderful you are. For Matthew, it is our true actions that speak of who we are and how we follow Christ. It is not about showing others what we do or how we follow, but the action and the following that are important. We also see this in Matthew 20:25-26, “But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant…'”
Our game will be Thanksgiving Scattegories. I’m looking for you Sunday!