SojournKids

May Music for Sojourn Kids

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

At Sojourn we want to partner with you as you disciple your children at home during the week.  Below are the memory verse, catechism and songs your children will learn in assembly this month.  We'd love for you to use these in your family devotionals to reinforce what the children are learning on Sunday.  Enjoy worshiping our great Savior with your family!

Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6

Songs we're singing:

This Week in SojournKids: The Temptation of Jesus

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.

Background: Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus with a declaration of approval. From there God sent Jesus into the wilderness. After fasting for 40 days Satan came to tempt Jesus. It is important for us to remember that there is nothing that we experience that Jesus has not endured Himself. There is a big difference though. When we are tempted we often sin. Jesus was tempted, but He never sinned.

Opening/Ice Breaker: What does it mean to be tempted? (Wanting to do something you shouldn’t do.) Have you ever been tempted to do something? What was it? Why did you want to do that thing? Were there any consequences? This week we learned about Jesus being tempted. We learned that Satan tried to get Jesus to sin. Jesus was tempted but He never sinned.

Read Matthew 4:1-11

Questions/Apply it:

  • Where was Jesus? (Jesus was in three places. The wilderness, the top of the temple, and on a mountain.)
  • What did the Devil tempt Jesus to do? (To turn stones to bread, to throw himself down from the temple, and to worship Satan.)
  • How did Jesus respond? (Jesus responds by quoting scripture.)
  • God knows that we will be tempted by many things in our lives, and he has given us a powerful weapon to help us fight against it. Do you know what it is? (It’s God’s Word. The Bible.) God’s Word reminds us of what is true, even when Satan tries to tempt us to forget it.

Pray: Dear God, we thank you for your Word. What a powerful weapon it is in the face of temptation. Thank you for sending your Son to earth to be an example. Thank you for your love and grace. Amen.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who saves us from our sin? Only Jesus saves us from our sin.

Memory Verse: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 19 - Session 8

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

Josh RobertsComment

READ Matthew 26:36–28:10

Dear Parents,

God’s law for the people was plain. Read Deuteronomy 6:5. But God’s people, and all people, have broken the law. We have loved other things more than we love God. That is sin.

Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to save us from our sin. (Matt. 1:21) Why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn’t He just say, “You are forgiven”? God is just and requires due payment for sin. To simply forgive sin without requiring a payment would be unjust. According to God’s Word, the payment of sin is death. (Rom. 6:23) But not only is God just, He is also loving. That is why Jesus was willing to die in our place.

Jesus came to live and die to show God’s love to us (Rom. 5:7-8) so that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Jesus came to die so that we would be forgiven. (Eph. 1:7) Jesus came to die to bring us to God. (1 Pet. 3:18)

Jesus died on the cross to satisfy the wrath of God toward sin. Jesus’ resurrection proved that God was satisfied with Jesus’ sacrifice, and forgiveness and life are found in Him. (See 1 Cor. 15:17.) If Jesus had died but not been raised up, He would have been like military leaders who died without a throne. (Acts 5:33-37) But Jesus conquered death, just as He said He would. (John 2:19-21)

Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for our resurrection. (Rom. 6:5) And Romans 8:11 says that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will raise our bodies to life.

Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are not the end of the story, but the center of it.

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. He was the blood sacrifice made once and for all for the forgiveness of sin. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. We are forgiven only through Jesus. (Acts 4:12)

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who saves us from our sin? Only Jesus saves us from our sin.

Memory Verse: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 20 - Session 2

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus' Triumphal Entry

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.

Background: The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem was a week before Jesus would be crucified on the celebration of the Passover. We, the church, remember this week as the beginning of Holy Week, or the week before Easter, and it is also the last week of Lent, which is a season of preparing our hearts for Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Opening/Ice Breaker: What is a king? (He is a ruler over a certain people.) Do we have a king in America? (No.) This week we learned that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people praised him and welcomed him as their King.

Read Mark 11:1-11

Questions/Apply it:

  • What did Jesus ride on when he entered Jerusalem? (A colt, or a donkey.)
  • What did the people do when they saw Jesus? (They put tree branches and coats on the ground before him. People did that for kings and queens. So when the people put the branches and coats on the ground, they were showing that Jesus is King, and they even shouted praise to Jesus as the promised King from God.
  • Jesus is King, but what does that mean for us? It means that no one is to be more important in our lives than Jesus, and that we should obey all his commands. The most important command is to love God and love others.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who saves us from our sin? Only Jesus saves us from our sin.

Memory Verse: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 20 - Session 1

Easter Music for Sojourn Kids

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

At Sojourn we want to partner with you as you disciple your children at home during the week.  Below are the memory verse, catechism and songs your children will learn in assembly this month.  We'd love for you to use these in your family devotionals to reinforce what the children are learning on Sunday.  Enjoy worshiping our great Savior with your family!

Who saves us from our sin? Only Jesus saves us from our sin.

Romans 10:9  If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Songs we're singing:

What Makes Jesus Different available through the Gospel Project app