Lesson 31: The Temple

Luke 19:47‑48; Luke 20:19‑20; Luke 21:37‑38  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 3
THERE was a large place in Jerusalem, like a large church, called the Temple. It was white outside, and very beautiful. The doors were open all day, and people used to go there to pray to God. It was God’s house. Jesus used often to be there with His disciples. Poor, blind, and lame people came to Him there. Jesus cured them all, and talked to them about His Father.
The little children sang His praises in the Temple. All day long Jesus taught the people about God, and they listened to what He said. They liked to hear Him.
The wicked and proud men came to the Temple to laugh at Jesus. They spoke rudely to Him, but He bore it all as meekly as a lamb.
At night He left the Temple and went out of the town to a high hill, where He prayed to God alone in the dark.
The wicked men longed to catch Jesus to kill Him. They said to each other, ‘How can we get Him? The people will not let us take hold of Him if they see us, or we would go to the temple to catch Him. If we could find Him alone in the dark, then we would put ropes on Him and take Him to the judge.’ This is what the wicked people said to each other as they sat together.
Where was the Temple?
What did people do in it?
Did Jesus go there often?
Who came there to laugh at Jesus?
Where did Jesus go at night?
Why did the wicked men not take Jesus when He was in the Temple?
Did the wicked men know where Jesus went at night?
Wicked people are cruel.
A verse from the Bible for you to learn:
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. Psa. 37:3232The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. (Psalm 37:32).