Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
- Students will learn God wants us to make Him our first priority in life.
- Students will learn God wants us to avoid being distracted by worldly things.
- Students will learn God wants us to listen to His words.
- Students will learn how to convert amounts of ingredients to make varying portions of food.
Guiding Question: Why does God want us to focus more on Him than on things of the world?
Materials: Measuring cups, ingredients for recipe of your choosing
Procedure: Review the story of Mary and Martha. Explain that God wants us to take away from this story that He should be the first priority in our lives because the things of this world can easily distract us from learning from Him and growing with Him. Have the students share worldly things that they believe are easy distraction in society and/or for themselves. Explain how worldly things are fine in moderation (depending on what they are) and God should always remain the most important.
Introduce the cooking activity. Remind students that Martha was very busy cooking and preparing for Jesus’ visit. Tell the students they are going to cook (using recipe you choose) but they will have to double the portions. Work with students on how to double the ingredients given in the original recipe. If time allows, students can do ½ portion as well
Additional Questions: How can students convert between measurements?
Supplemental Activity: Give students various common recipes and a cooking conversion chart. Have the students create the same recipe but use different measurements (instead of cups, they have to use ¼ cups. Example: Recipe with 2 cups of flour would become 8 ¼ cups of flour).