SojournKids

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Luke 4:14-30)

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’s story was about Jesus returning to his hometown of Nazareth. As it was his custom Jesus went to the synagogue to teach. While there he was given scripture to read from. He read from Isaiah 61 that speaks of the promised savior. Jesus exclaimed that the scripture he was reading was being fulfilled. Jesus was telling the people in the synagogue that he was the Messiah. Jesus was rejected by his hometown of Nazareth.

Opening/Ice Breaker: Describe a time when you felt rejected. How did it make you feel? What can you do when someone rejects you? This week we learned about Jesus being rejected by his own hometown.

Read Luke 4:14-30

Questions/Apply it:

  • Are you surprised that the people in Jesus’ hometown rejected Him?
  • Have you ever been rejected because you follow Jesus?
  • What are some ways that this story shows us that Jesus is better than anything else?
  • Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Prayer: God we thank you for your Word. We thank you for sending your Son as the Messiah. We know that we may be rejected because of our love for you. Help us to deal with rejection in a loving way. 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 did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

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

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 21 - Session 4

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Met a Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-42)

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’s story was about Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus and his disciples arrived in Sychar and Jesus sat down at a well. He saw a woman coming to the well and he asked her for a drink of water. This was strange because men and women usually did not speak to each other in public. More importantly Jews did not associate with Samaritans. Jesus goes on to offer her living water. Jesus showed love to her despite her sin. Jesus shows this same love to us.

Opening/Ice Breaker: Describe a time when you needed something really badly. Did someone have what you needed? Did they give it to you? How did it make you feel to receive what you needed? This week we learned about Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus knew exactly what that woman needed and he gave it to her.  Jesus knows what we really need, and He provides.

Read John 4:1-42

Questions/Apply it:

  • What did you learn about Jesus that makes you thankful to him?

  • What opportunities will you have to show your thankfulness this week?

  • How can you remember Jesus at those times?

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

Prayer: God we thank you for loving us enough to send your son. We give thanks that you know what we need and you provide for us. We thank you for your love. 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 did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

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

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 21 - Session 3

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus and John the Baptist (John 3:22-36)

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 learned about a man that God called to a very specific task, how he poured his life into that work, and how he moved on when his work was finished. We learned about John the Baptist and how God called him to tell God’s people that the Messiah was coming.

Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever finished a big project that you’d been working on forever? How did you feel when you finished? John the Baptist was working on a big project from God. Some thought that he was the Messiah, but he was really preparing the way for the real Messiah. Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Read John 3:22-36

Questions/Apply it:

  • What were the people coming to John in need of?(Salvation – they needed to be saved from their sin and reconciled to God)
  • Was John the Messiah? (No, John was preparing the way for the Messiah)
  • Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Prayer: God we thank you for work. We pray that we can work like John the Baptist for God. We love you and we 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: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

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

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 21 - Session 2

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Met Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: Late one night a man named Nicodemus came to see Jesus. Nicodemus was a Pharisee. That means he was a religious leader and teacher of God’s law. Nicodemus was interested in Jesus and wondered who He was so he came to see Jesus at night. Jesus told Nicodemus that He was the Messiah. He also told Nicodemus that no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they were born again.

Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever met someone new? Who was it? How did you meet them? This week we learned about Jesus meeting a man named Nicodemus. Nicodemus went to visit Jesus at night. Why do you think he did that? (Nicodemus had questions about who Jesus was.) Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He was the Messiah.

Read John 3:1-21

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who visited Jesus? (Nicodemus, John 3:1-2)
  • What did Jesus say must happen for a person to see the kingdom of God? (A person must be born again, John 3:3)
  • How did God show His love to the world? (He gave His One and Only Son, John 3:16)
  • Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

Prayer: God we thank you for loving us enough to send your son. We pray that many will be born again and enter into the kingdom of God. Thank you God 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: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.

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

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 21 - Session 1

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: