This Week in SojournKids: Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

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

Background: At this point in Luke, Jesus had begun his ministry and was traveling through the countryside teaching. He stopped in a city called Jericho. In the town of Jericho there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was not too popular with the townspeople because he was a tax collector. No one else cared about Zacchaeus. They didn’t even like him. But Jesus knew him. He knew his sin, and He knew what Zacchaeus really needed: a Savior.

Opening/Ice Breaker: What is the biggest change you have ever gone through? How did it make you feel? This week we learned about Jesus changing Zacchaeus’ life forever.

Read Luke 19:1-10

Questions/Apply it:

  • What does Jesus do in this story?
  • What does this story teach us about what Jesus is like?
  • Why do you think Zacchaeus wanted to give away his wealth?
  • 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 pray that we can experience life change like Zacchaeus. We pray that we would be willing to give up all we have to follow you. 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 5