This Week in SojournKids: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

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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 your child learned about the good Samaritan. A parable used by Jesus to answer the question of what one must do to receive eternal life. The man that asked the question was expecting a list of things to do and Jesus explained that we’re called to love and have mercy on those we see, and especially those in need.

Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever had to out something together? Did you use instructions? Is it hard to put something together without instructions? Why did Jesus tell parables?

Read Luke 10:25-37

Questions/Apply it:

  • What happened in our story?
  • How many people passed up the injured man?
  • Could the injured man heal himself?
  • Why did Jesus tell parables?

Prayer: God we thank you for loving us when we did not deserve it. We pray that we can show the same forgiveness to others that has been shown to 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 did Jesus tell parables? Jesus told parables to teach people about God and His kingdom.

Memory Verse: When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 22 - Session 3