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We are doing a walking worship series for June, since being outside walking is one thing we can do while not in the church building. I'm looking for any ideas for Micah 6:6-8.

Please add your lessons, ideas and resources below for Micah 6:6-8.

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HI, @RevCJY!

We have a few ideas for lessons on minor prophets here. I think the last idea relating to delivering speeches would work well for your outside classes. 

I hope you come back and share your lessons and ideas to help others with lessons about Micah! #sharingCommunity

And in the future, if you post questions in our Teachers' Help Lounge, they will get noticed more quickly.   Thank you for your support!

Hey Rev Cindy!

Micah 6 is one of my favorite Bible passages!  Please share what you end up doing.

The passage reminds me of the Great Commandment in that it condenses a lot of scripture into a passage that's HIGHLY VISUAL, full of ACTIONS, and is easily and important to remember.   So depicting it and working on remembering it would be two of my goals in teaching it.

How? My initial thought is something like a "stations of the cross" walk-through --> "Micah 6:8 Stations." Each station has something sensory/visual to see or experience, something each participant is asked to "give up" or leave behind, something they can collect to take with them that will help them remember the verses.  

For practical purposes, "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly" are all the same thing. They are three sides of the same attitude. 

"Walking humbly" for example, is the same thing as doing justice and being merciful because in Jesus' lexicon, "humility" is about WHO we walk beside and HOW we walk with others, help, be seen with, side with, stand up for, give to, go out of our way for.  And when we walk with these in this way, we are in fact walking with God.

Jesus says as much in Matthew 25: "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"    Jesus gives us several VISUALS which could be part of a Micah walk/station:  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?   I would update those with problems that face us today. 

Micah 6:8 (NIV)

8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Neil - you are AMAZING!!! Thank you for this. I was struggling with how to get this across to my elementary and mid-hi kids all while the church building is closed. I'm recording my lesson on Tuesday. I'll keep you posted   Thanks again

Glad to help. 

Funny coincidence: I was just looking at a lesson someone posted about "Sarah's Three Visitors" where in Genesis 18 she laughs at the suggestion that she could have a baby. One of those visitors is God, of course, which is the origin of the saying, "Entertaining Angels Unaware."  That seems to be the same thing Jesus is talking about in Matt 25. 

Reminds me of another favorite story about Jacob who wrestles with a midnight visitor only to discover somewhere during the night that it was God.  I suppose Jesus himself is the biggest example of "God With Us" in a surprising way.  My gosh, then there are Paul's words in  2 Cor 5:20 describing how WE are the "god-bearers" to others: "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us."     Seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly are how GOD HIMSELF acts.

I have found it helpful when teaching a Bible verse such as Micah 6:8, to send the children home with the verse on a coloring sheet (or have them use the coloring sheet in class if there is extra time). This helps them engage in the Scripture in a more tactile way and helps them learn/remember the words.

Here are links to two free coloring pages, one of which includes a word study (and you can find more by using your search engine to look for "Micah 6:8 coloring page").

 

Micah 6:8 word study/coloring page

 Micah 6:8 Bible journaling coloring page

 

 

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