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Matthew 13:47-50 Bible lesson ...
by Paul 'yogi' Nipperess BMin   
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Last edited: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
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Framework for a Bible lesson using
Jesus teachings (Mt 13:47-50)

Exegesis on this passage is also available for download ... see link above.


Framework for a Bible lesson using

Jesus teachings (Mt 13:47-50)

World of the Bible

(Biblical truths or absolutes)

World of the child


1. Introduction

Kingdom of heaven is like a net, let

down to catch fish, it encircles ALL

the fish and when the net is pulled

in, the bad fish must be culled out.

It is the same with Christians.

1. Introduction

God likes to go fishing, but when he does go fishing, he goes fishing for good Christians only and he throws

away the rest, because they have no

love for Him.


2. Truth 1

Kingdom of God attracts, both good

and unrighteous people.


Good Christians will be collected by

God, on Judgment Day.

3. If WE go fishing with a big net, then it will scoop up ALL the fish,

as we pull it ashore. As the net

comes in, we can collect the good

fish and put them in baskets. And

God does the same when he goes

fishing ... He collects the good Christians and puts them in the

protection of His basket.

4. Truth 2

Unrighteous people will be thrown

into a fiery furnace, by the angels on Judgment Day.


5. But,  if we have any bad fish in our net, we will throw them away,

yes???  ... and again, God does the

same thing. He gets His workers, the angels, to throw away the bad people, who do not love Him and they become very upset.


6. Truth 3

Angels will sort out the True Christians from the unrighteous,

ate the end of the age, on Judgment


7. Now, God does not go fishing

for Christians often, but when he

does all the good people are very

happy, because they know that they

will be loved and protected in God’s


8. Truth 4

In hell, there will be weeping and

gnashing of teeth.

9. And remember those bad people, that the angels will throw away ... yes??? Those bad people, who do not love God ... they become very

upset, as they  know, they will never see Him or feel His Love, again.


10. Truth 5

True Christians will go to the Lord

on Judgment Day to start eternal life, with Him.


But, the good Christians caught up

in God’s net will always be happy,

because they will be in His basket

of Love and Protection, forever !~!

12. Conclusion

True Christians will be collected by

God on Judgment & unrighteous people will be thrown into hell,

by the angels.

13. Challenge

Are you going to be a GOOD

Christian, so you will feel God’s

love and protection forever, when

He goes fishing for Christians, next time ... ???


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Reviewed by Paul Nipperess BMin

Hi Ellen,

Many thanks for the review of this piece ... as a Christian writer,
i certainly respect your right to express your views, but i would
also point out, that the piece posted is simply meant as a
"framework" for presenting a lesson, on this passage.

As such, these presenter can use Biblical Truths (not church rules) revealed in the passage, to influence children into a closer
relationship God, through Jesus Christ ..... and such Truths may be interpreted, developed and presented in a myriad of ways, including
the view that you have put forward.




Reviewed by Ellen Malone (Reader)
Hi Paul
I haven't blogged before but try as I may I can't pass over this lesson of yours. I love children and I love Jesus. It seems that you have written a harsh lesson that may turn children away from Jesus in the long run - or at the very least,foster a relationship that is more about guilt and fear than the absolute unconditional love that Jesus came to teach us. How much better to help children to understand and experience Jesus as our ultimate perfected parent who will never abandon us. It is people who turn away from Jesus, not the other way around. I think your lesson (accidentally on your part) has a subtext that Jesus turns from us. You must see things from a child's comprehension.
As for being a 'good' Christian; it is a term that needs definition. Everyone, and children especially, define that term according to their own cultural and familial conditioning. We are by nature imperfect and nobody manages to be 'good' all of the time. No matter how hard one tries. I thought this was another of Jesus lessons - that our salvation lies in our surrender and devotion as we are incapable of getting it right all alone, using only our egocentric identity and desire. Having a relationship with God is so much more than obeying a set of church bound rules. Surely it is to that relationship that you must guide children if you take it upon yourself to educate them spiritually. Take them to a simple and innocent understanding of Jesus Love, not the fear of everlasting suffering if they are not 'good' enough. I'm sure you didn't mean your lesson to come across that way but it does. Remember that 'unless you be like little children you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven'. Love is all you need. That in itself takes a life times understanding.
With apologies I mean all this humbly and respectfully. Much blessings. Ellen
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