In the Lima Campus, 34’s and 5K’s classroom and the Henrietta Campus Preschool Classroom: Lesson 27 Jesus Lives!
Bible Point: Luke 24:6: “Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.”
The Lesson: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him! And that is what makes me really free!
- After Jesus died, where was his body placed? (In a tomb.)
- Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.)
- Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.)
- When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.)
It is often easier for children to memorize Scripture if they understand what the verse is saying. So when you practice your child’s memory work this week, take the time to explain exactly what the verse is saying. When the meaning is clear to your child, memorizing it will not seem like a pointless chore.
This week, we learned about the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is a good opportunity to discuss salvation with your child. Children are o en confused about the concept of salvation, and this confusion can sometimes lead to them postponing a personal commitment to Christ. Make sure your child understands why Jesus died and why personal salvation is important. Don’t be pushy, but if your child shows an interest in this topic, make an effort to answer all questions. Because your child is young, use simple words and phrases, such as, “Jesus died on a cross to forgive all the bad things we do. But then he came alive again because Jesus is bigger than all the bad things in the whole world! If you believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the dead, you can go to heaven and live with him!”
In the Lima and Henrietta Grade School classroom: True Freedom!
Kids will learn that true freedom is only found in Christ and sin keeps us tied down from being all that God has called us to be as a child Of God.
IN THE CAR: Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here is what they learned:
In the lesson, we talked about John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “What I’m about to tell you is true. Everyone who sins is a slave of sin. 35 A slave has no lasting place in the family. But a son belongs to the family forever. 36 So if the Son of Man sets you free, you will really be free.
Here are some questions to process with your child on the ride home:
Would you rather be a slave or, a son/daughter of God?
You used Saran wrap in your class today; what happened with the saran wrap?
What did the Saran wrap represent for you?
Who frees us from sin?
What are your favorite things about being called a child of God?
Enjoy your Fourth of July with your family! As you are grilling, watching fireworks, or watching the parade take to time to remind your child of our freedoms as Americans and how we have even better freedoms as children of God.
Ask your child the best and worst of their day, really take the time to listen and enjoy that simple time with them. Encourage and emphasize the great characteristics you see in your children and speak over them the great things you see about their God-given personality as you tell them you love them and tuck them in at night.
What you need to know:
Kids take their lead from you; be a model for them what it looks like to be apart of God’s family and enjoying the privileges and responsibilities of being a part of the Family of God. Share your stories of how God has taught you that you are not a slave in God’s Family but a son/daughter. Use silly, good, and bad experiences for your children to get a glimpse into your own history. That level of vulnerability with your child may help them to open up to you when they are struggling with a problem or they just want to share special moments with you. With your support, your child will see you are the best person to open up to.