On Sunday mornings we have Discipleship Classes. These classes are designed for all ages – 0 through 120. There are classes for the kids, but we also invite the children to join the adult classes. I am teaching a class on the Gospel of Matthew.
On Sunday we were reading through Matthew 21 and asking, Why would Jesus curse a fig tree? I believe this event was an enacted parable for the disciples to help them understand the turning of the money tables.
Jesus goes to the Temple –> He expects the fruit of worship –> finds no fruit –> turns tables
Jesus goes to the Fig Tree –> He expects figgy fruit –> finds no fruit –> curses the tree
In both cases neither the Temple nor the Tree were producing what they were supposed to produce. As I was trying to write the main point out on the white board the marker stopped working and immediately one of the children yelled out, “Curse the marker; It’s not doing what it’s supposed to!”
I love having children present in worship and teaching.