March 19, 2023
Holy Week: Jesus Rescues His People
God is our rescuer: God sent Jesus to be this rescuer. Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose again so that those who trust in him as their savior can have new life in him.
“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. God did not send his son into the world to judge the world. He sent his son to save the world through him.” -John 3:16-17
Kids will learn five crucial stories that tell how Jesus gave us his life to rescue his people from sin. Kids learn about the following stories:
-Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11)
-Last Supper (Luke 22:14-30)
-Crucifixion (Luke 22:52-54; 63-65; 23:1-4 and 20-24; 23:26-56)
-The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-35)
-The Ascension (Luke 24:36-53)
As they hear these stories, kids will gain an understanding about how these stories fit together in the overall narrative of the Gospels to tell about the greatest sacrifice the world has ever known. These lessons will focus on The Fall in our broken world, while pointing to Christ’s Redemption of our sin and future Restoration of our world. Kids will understand why Christ’s death and resurrection are at the central to our salvation and faith (the Gospel).
Ascension (Balloons & Kites)
Kids will learn how Jesus ascended into heaven after the resurrection, sending the Holy Spirit to his people as he returned to his father. The ascended Jesus will return again as king to make all things new. Kids will consider the impact of the ascension as they view a biodegradable balloon ascend into the atmosphere and make kites to take home to remind them of the truths learned.
Kids will retell the story of the ascension.
As a disciple of Jesus, I can share the good news of Jesus with others, just as he commanded.