SojournKids

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

This Week in SojournKids: Four Friends Help (Mark 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: As Jesus continued his ministry he taught and healed inside a house. The crowd that gathered was very large. People were standing outside just to hear and see Jesus. There was a man who could not walk and he had four friends. The four friends tried to bring him to Jesus, but the crowd was too large to get in. The men decided to go to the roof, cut a hole, and lower their friend down to Jesus. As soon as Jesus saw the man he forgave his sins and told the man to rise and take up his bed. The man was healed, but the Pharisees did not like what Jesus was doing.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Are you afraid of heights? How would you feel if your friends lowered you down from the ceiling? Would you trust them not to drop you?  What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

Read Mark 2:1-12

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who was a part of this week’s story?
  • How many friends brought the paralyzed man?
  • Why did the Pharisees not like about what Jesus was teaching?
  • 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. Lord we pray that we could have the faith of the four friends and that we would love our own friends in that manner. 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 1

August 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!

What did Jesus heal people from?Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.

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

Songs we're singing:

This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Walks on the Water (Matthew 14:22-33)

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 continuing his ministry and one day he sent the disciples off in a boat while he dismissed the crowds that had gathered. Jesus then went up to the mountainside to pray. As the night went on Jesus was alone and the boat with the disciples was way out on the lake. The weather had become bad for the boat and just before the sun came up Jesus walked out on the water to the disciples in the boat. The disciples thought Jesus was a ghost, but Peter asked Jesus to let him walk out on the water as well. Peter took his focus off of Jesus and focused on the storm raging around him. He began to sink and Jesus saved him and they all returned to the boat.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever had to do something that made you nervous? Was it hard? What do you think you would have done if you were walking on the water with Jesus like Peter?  Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.

Read Matthew 14:22-33

Questions/Apply it:

  • Who was a part of this week’s story?
  • What was Peter focused on instead of Jesus?
  • What happened when Peter began to sink?
  • 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. Lord help us to have faith in you. 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 3

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