Elementary, June 27: Run the Race

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Have you ever run until your muscles are cramping and it feels like your lungs are about to burst? That is how Jesus wants us to run after Him. But imagine trying to run with a hundred-pound backpack full of bricks. That’s what it’s like to run after Jesus while we’re weighed down by sin. That’s why He calls us to throw off our sin so we’re free to really run after Him.

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: Run the Race (1 Corinthians 9:24–27; Hebrews 12:1–3)

Big Idea: Jesus is the ultimate prize, so we can throw off our sins and run to Him.

Memory Verse: “I push myself forward toward the goal to win the prize…The heavenly prize is Christ Jesus himself.” Philippians 3:14 (NIrV)

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

What’s holding you back from chasing hard after Jesus? Throw it off. There is nothing more important than pursuing Him. So, get rid of all of the sin, all of the distraction, all of the competing attentions that take your eyes off of Him.