All posts written by Jared Kennedy

God Hears Hannah’s Prayers (at Home for May 11th)

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Hears Hannah’s Prayers” (1 Samuel 1:1-2:11). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 or Story 51 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Have you ever prayed for something? Did you get what you asked for?

 ASK: Why did Hannah pray to God?She wanted God to give her a son.

 ASK: What did Hannah have that helped her?Hannah did not have a son, but she had faith that God could do anything. Faith is the word that describes our belief and trust in God.

 Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, pages 257-261.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

55. What are the enemies of grace? The lies that we are good enough or can work hard enough to earn God’s love.

Ephesians 2:9 –not by work so that no one can boast.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

Summer Serve!

SojournKids Summer Serve

Dear SojournKids parents,

One of the great privileges of serving with SojournKids is serving alongside the SojournKids volunteer team. I want to bless your children’s SojournKids teachers, but need your help to do it.
  • Several of our key servants including many within the leadership need to take a summer sabbatical to get some rest.
  • Several of our regular servant team members are young single students who need to step away from serving this summer because of mission trips,summer internships, or moving back to their home cities for summer jobs.
Can you help me bless our team by serving 4 times this summer (1x per month in May-August)?
Thanks for helping me bless those who serve so many!
Pastor Jared

Another Miraculous Catch (at Home for May 4th)

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Miraculous Catch of Fish” (John 21:1-14). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ: John 21:1-14 or Story 119 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did the disciples not recognize Jesus? It was an amazing thing for a man to rise again from the dead like Jesus did. They just didn’t expect Jesus to be there.

ASK: What helped them recognize it was Jesus?When they caught the huge net full of fish, they knew it was Jesus.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 215-219.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

54. How does the Holy Spirit make us alive? The Holy Spirit helps us to have faith in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

Download a PDF of this weeks SojournKids At Home here.

The Resurrection (at Home for April 20th)

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Resurrection” (Matthew 28:1-10). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism question (below)

READ: Mathew 28:1-10 or Story 117 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What do we celebrate on Easter Sunday? Jesus rose from the dead.

ASK: What happened when Jesus was raised? There was an earthquake and the soldiers were blinded by the light. And angel rolled the stone away. And Jesus came back to life.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 205-209.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

52. When did God choose to love and save his people? God planned to love and save his people before the creation of the world.

Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us.

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

 

Old Story New Devotional is just a penny for your Kindle!

old story newHere is a great devotional resource from my friend Marty Machowski, and today it is just a penny for your Kindle. The book includes 78 weeks of devotionals through the New Testament that correspond with the curriculum that we use for SojournKids on Sundays.

Click here to get it now for your family!

Here is one endorsement from the cover:

“Marty Machowski ‘gets’ families. Even more importantly, he knows how to connect them to the Bible with simple, relatable New Testament studies that make much of Jesus in every lesson.”

Dave Harvey, Teaching Pastor at Four Oaks Church, Member of the Sojourn Network advisory board.