Hi Journey Kids parents!
Jesus underwent indescribable suffering for us. He went through an illegal trial by night. He endured the crown of thorns, a horrible beating, the weight of the heavy crossbeam, and the nails in his hands and feet. This is what our Savior went through for us. He died the death we deserved to die so we don’t have to. He suffered for us – and sometimes following Him means we suffer too.
When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.
Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:
Bible Story: Jesus’ Arrest, Trial, and Crucifixion
Big Idea: Jesus suffered for us and we too may have to suffer in order to follow Jesus.
Memory Verse: “Christ suffered for you. He left you an example. He expects you to follow in his steps. You too were chosen to suffer.” 1 Peter 2:21 (NIrV)
After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:
Following Jesus isn’t always easy. It often means suffering. But when we think about what Jesus endured for it puts things in perspective, doesn’t it? He asks for so much less than He went through.