Elementary, January 23: Bible Story: Jesus is Rejected in Nazareth

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Do you remember high school? So do I. There was a lot I loved about it and a lot I didn’t. Those four years were – seemingly – a lot easier for the popular crowd. If you wanted to be part of the popular crowd you had to dress right, act right, and speak right. Jesus, though, never seemed to be interested in ingratiating Himself into the popular crowd. He was actually rejected in His hometown for saying unpopular things.

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 is Rejected in Nazareth

Big Idea: Jesus was rejected for saying unpopular things.

Memory Verse: “Am I now trying to get people to think well of me? Or do I want God to think well of me? Am I trying to please people? If I were, I would not be serving Christ.”

Galatians 1:10 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

You know what’s crazy? I’m so often still the high school version of myself. I still want to be popular and I want to be liked. I don’t want to offend anyone. I bet you can relate. But when it comes to what matters – when it comes to the truth about who God is and what He has done – maybe saying unpopular things is the most loving thing we can do.