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

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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