SojournKids

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Was Arrested (Matthew 26:36-27:2)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: Jesus took his disciples to the garden of Gethsemane. He asked them to keep watch as he prayed. They could not stay awake. Jesus prayed three times. About that time Judas shows up and delivered Jesus to the chief priests. There is a struggle, someone loses an ear. Jesus then goes before the chief priests and they declared that Jesus deserved death. Peter denies Jesus three times after being asked if he was a follower of Jesus. Jesus is delivered over to Pilate. 

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever had a friend who needed help with something? Was it easy or hard helping them? Now, what if they made you mad or sad, and then they still needed help. Would it be just as easy, or would it be harder to help them?

Read Matthew 26:36-27:2

Questions/Apply it:

  • How many times did Jesus pray in the garden?
  • Who betrayed Jesus?
  • How many times did Peter deny Jesus?
  • Who was Jesus delivered to at the end of the story?

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 mirror and mimic the love that was shown to us as sinners. Thank you for your saving 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: 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 4

This Week in SojournKids: The Last Supper (Matthew 26:26-30, John 13:1-15)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

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

Background: After being anointed at Bethany and prepared for burial Jesus and his disciples celebrated Passover. Celebrating Passover was done by eating food that was made from grain (barley, oats, rye, spelt, or wheat) and water and was allowed to rise. Jesus took the bread proclaimed that it was his body and that the cup was his blood. Jesus made it clear that this was a sign of his covenant. Jesus was preparing his disciples for what he was going to do on the cross.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Do you ever forget things? What helps you remember things? How do you feel when you forget things?

Read Matthew 26:26-30, John 13:1-15

Questions/Apply it:

  • What were Jesus and his disciples celebrating?
  • What did people eat during passover?
  • What did the bread represent?
  • What did the cup represent?

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 be daily reminded that you sent your son to earth because you loved 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 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 3

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Cleansed the Temple (Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19)

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 cleanses the temple. He came to Jerusalem and entered the temple. He immediately starting to drive out the people selling and buying things from the temple. Jesus tells them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” The blind and the lame then came to Jesus and he healed them. The children in the temple were crying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” This made the chief priests upset and Jesus asks them if they had never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Do you like Birthday parties? What is the best part about your birthday party? How would you feel if someone came to your birthday and blew out your candles?

Read Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19

Questions/Apply it:

  • What did Jesus cleanse?
  • What did Jesus say the people had made the temple into?
  • What did the children shout?
  • What did the chief priests think about it all?

Prayer: Lord we thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth to die on a cross for our sins. We pray that we will remember that it is not all about us, but all about 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 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 2

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

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