Meals with Jesus: Supper at Simon’s

Simon, a respected church-goer, and a woman with a bad reputation both have a meal with Jesus. But only one understands that they are a sinner in need of a saviour – and only one thanks Jesus. Watch to discover who it is!



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Meal 2: How do you say thank you to someone?

In this video, two people have a meal with Jesus. The first person is Simon, a respected church-goer. But because he doesn't understand that he is a sinner or that Jesus is his saviour, he doesn't treat Jesus specially or thank him.

The second person is an uninvited guest, a woman with a bad reputation. She washes Jesus' feet with precious perfume, her tears and her hair. That's a funny way to thank someone!

The woman thanks Jesus like this because she understands she is a sinner in need of a saviour, and Jesus welcomes and forgives her. Like the woman, we can be thankful for Jesus' forgiveness for our sin!

Suitable for children aged 5-11 years old.

(Created from Faith in Kids' Meals with Jesus resources. Download their Meals with Jesus Sunday School resources or order their Meals with Jesus family Bible time book.)

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What did the woman understand about Jesus and herself that Simon didn't?
  • What can you say thank you to Jesus for?

Related Bible Reference

  • Luke 7:36-50


Produced by Bella Penton

Bella works as a youth ministry trainee for Christ Church Leyton as part of her gap year placement. This involves making Bible story videos for the Sunday School and Toddler ministries. Bella loves cats, geography and going to the theatre.

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