SojournKids

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Provided Bread from Heaven (Matthew 14:13-21)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: Jesus had begun his ministry. Jesus had to withdraw to a desolate place, he was mourning the lose of John the Baptist. The crowds had heard about the miracles the Jesus was performing and the came looking for Jesus. The disciples thought it would be a good idea to send the people away to get food on their own. Jesus told the disciple to feed the people. There was only five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus looked up to heaven blessed the food and fed five thousand people. After everything were twelve baskets full of broken pieces leftover.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever had to make dinner or help make dinner? Was it hard? How many people did you cook for?  Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Read Matthew 14:13-21

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who was a part of this week’s story?
  • What did the disciples want the crowd to do?
  • How many loaves of bread and fish did Jesus bless?
  • Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Prayer:

God we thank you for your son Jesus. We thank you for his ministry on earth. 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: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Memory Verse:  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 23 - Session 2

July 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!

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31

Songs we're singing:

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Turned Water Into Wine (John 2:1-12)

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 learned that Jesus attended a wedding in Cana with his mother. When the wedding ran out of wine. Jesus’ mother said, “They have no wine.” Jesus responds by saying, “What does it have to do with me? My time has not yet come.” Jesus then commands the servants to grab very big jars and fill them with water and then to serve some to the master of the feast. The master of the feast’s cup is full of wine. To everyones amazement the water had been turned into wine and every one celebrated. The new wine represents the new life that Jesus gives us.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  What is a miracles? What was so amazing about the miracle in the story? Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Read John 2:1-12

Questions/Apply it:

  • What was Jesus attending?
  • What had run out?
  • How many jars did Jesus command the servants to use?
  • Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Prayer: God we thank you for your Son Jesus. We are grateful that you sent him to die on the cross in our place. Our prayer is that we would celebrate the new life that Jesus offers us. 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 did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Memory Verse:  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 23 - Session 1

This Week in SojournKids: The Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-45)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: This week we heard about the parable of the wicked tenants. A vineyard owner leased his vineyard to two tenants. Leasing is like renting, meaning that the owner let these two people live at his vineyard for an amount of money. When it came time of the harvest the owner sent some workers and the tenants beat one servant and killed the other. The owner later sent his son and the tenants killed the son as well. Jesus asks the crowd what the owner should have done about it and the crowd said they should be punished. Jesus explains that in this story God is the vineyard owner and we are the tenants. God send workers and even his son to us and we reject them all.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  What is a promise? Is it bad to not keep a promise? Have you ever made a promise and did not keep it? Why did Jesus tell parables? He told parables to teach people about God and His Kingdom.

Read Matthew 21:33-45

Questions/Apply it:

  • In this story who is the vineyard owner supposed to be like?
  • In this story who is the son supposed to be?
  • What did the pharisees think about this parable?
  • Why did Jesus tell parables? He told parables to teach people about God and His Kingdom.

Prayer: God we thank you for parables. Though we do not deserve it you loved us enough to send your son. Despite our rejection you still desire to have us as your children. For that we thank you God. 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 did Jesus tell parables? Jesus told parables to teach people about God and His kingdom.

Memory Verse: When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 22 - Session 6

This Week in SojournKids: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: Jesus tells a parable about a tax collector and a pharisee. These two men went to the temple to pray. The pharisee begins to pray, thanking God that he wasn't like the tax collector. The tax collector prayed a humble pray begging God to be merciful to him because he was a sinner. Jesus used this parable to teach the people that who exalts himself will be humbled and everyonewho is humble will be exalted.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  What are you good at? Is there something you want to be good at? Is it right to brag? Why did Jesus tell parables? He told parables to teach people about God and His Kingdom.

Read Luke 18:9-14

Questions/Apply it:

  • How would you feel if you were the tax collector and heard someone pray this to God about you?
  • Who is the most humble person you know?
  • Why do we need God’s grace and mercy?
  • Why did Jesus tell parables? He told parables to teach people about God and His Kingdom.

Prayer: God we thank you for parables. We are desperately in need of your grace and mercy. God help us to act humbly and show your grace and mercy to others. 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 did Jesus tell parables? Jesus told parables to teach people about God and His kingdom.

Memory Verse: When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 22 - Session 5