SojournKids

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus is Anointed (John 12:1-8)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: In this week’s story Jesus heads back to Bethany where he raised Lazarus from the dead. There is a dinner party hosted by Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Martha served the food for the dinner, Lazarus reclined with his friend Jesus, and Mary took expensive perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet. Judas Iscariot saw what was happening and ask why the perfume was not sold and given to the poor. Judas was not really thinking of the poor, he wanted to steal the money for himself. Jesus explained to Judas that Mary was anointing him for burial and that he would not always be around.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  What do you think worshiping God looks like? Is it just singing? What can we do to worship God?

Read John 12:1-8

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who hosted this dinner party?
  • What do Mary do with the expensive perfume?
  • What did Judas want to do with the perfume?
  • What did Jesus say that Mary was preparing him for?

Prayer: Lord we thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth to die on a cross for our sins. We pray that we can worship you like Mary did. We pray that we can worship you in everything we do. 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: Why do believers share the Lord’s Supper? Believers share the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ life and death and to proclaim him until he returns.

Memory Verse: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free. Luke 4:18

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 25 - Session 1

September Music for Sojourn Kids

Josh RobertsComment
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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!

Why do believers share the Lord’s Supper? Believers share the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ life and death and to proclaim him until he returns.

The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free. Luke 4:18

Songs we're singing:

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Raised Lazarus (John 11:1-7, 17-44)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: In this week’s story Mary and Martha’s brother Lazarus dies. Jesus was informed of his sickness before he died and Jesus explained that the illness was intended to glorify God. Jesus went back to Judea and when he arrived Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days. Mary and Martha display great faith in what God can accomplish through Jesus. This is also the passage of scripture where Jesus displays true human emotion and he cries about the death of Lazarus, whom he loved. Jesus is taken to the tomb and asks that the stone be removed from the tomb. He commands Lazarus to come out and he does. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever been late? How did it make you feel? Was it fun? What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Read John 11:1-7, 17-44

Questions/Apply it:

  • Which of Jesus’ friends got sick?
  • Who were Lazarus’ sisters?
  • What did Jesus shout?
  • What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Prayer: Lord we first thank you for your word. We thank you for the love that we see displayed between Jesus and Lazarus. We thank you for the love you showed us by sending your son to earth. We pray that we may have better faith and know that God is in control of every situation. 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: What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Memory Verse: Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits...who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 24 - Session 4

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Healed a Woman and Raised a Girl (Mark 5:21-43)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: In this week’s story we read about Jesus continuing his ministry and he is immediately approached by an important man named Jarius. His daughter was sick and to the point of death. He pleads with Jesus to come with him. As they try to leave a large crowd forms. There is a woman in the crowd in need of healing. She believes that if she just touches Jesus’ garment she will be healed. She does and Jesus heals her. Jesus then takes Peter, James, and John to Jarius’ house. Jesus takes the child’s parents in the room and raises her from the dead.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever been sick? How did you get better? Was it fun? What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Read Mark 5:21-43

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who was a part of this week’s story?
  • What was the name of the man that came to find Jesus?
  • What did the woman touch to be healed?
  • What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Prayer:

God we pray that we can have the faith displayed by those in today’s story. Thank you for sending your Son to earth and thank you for your word. 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: What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Memory Verse: Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits...who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 24 - Session 3

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus has Power Over Evil (Mark 5:1-20)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: Jesus stepped off a boat and was immediately approached by a man possessed by an evil spirit. This man lived among the tombs. He was very strong. There were attempts to chuckle and chain him, but he was so strong that he broke through them. When this man saw Jesus he ran to him and fell down at his feet. He cried out to Jesus and said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Do not torment me.” Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man and asked the name of the spirit. The spirit called himself legion, describing many spirits. Jesus sent the spirits into a flock of pigs and the pigs drowned in the sea. The people were scared when they heard what Jesus had done. The man healed from the spirits begged to go with Jesus as he left the area. Jesus told him to go tell his family all that God had done for him.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Who is your favorite super hero? Why are they your favorite? Did you know that Jesus is more powerful than any super hero you can imagine? What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Read Mark 5:1-20

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who was a part of this week’s story?
  • What was the name of the evil spirits?
  • Where did Jesus send the evil spirits?
  • What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Prayer: God we thank you for your son Jesus. We thank you for his ministry on earth. We pray that we can be daily reminded of the power of Jesus and the power of his saving faith. We thank you for loving us enough to send your son to die for our sins. 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: What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Memory Verse: Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits...who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 24 - Session 2