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Easter (At Home for April 5th)

sojournkids at homeThis 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 (below).

READ Matthew 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.  An angel rolled the stone away and Jesus came back to life.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 205-209.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

25.  Why does God tell us, “You shall not murder”?  So we will not hate or be angry.

1st John 3:1-5  Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

Easter 2015 Assembly Liturgy

NOTE:  Sojourn Kids playlist can be found at this link:  Playlist

Leader 1: Today we celebrate Easter!  Who can raise their hand and share some of your favorite activities that your family does to celebrate Easter?

Those all sound so fun!  Who knows what happened on the first Easter, the thing that gives us a reason to celebrate and have fun on Easter?

That’s right!  God raised Jesus from the dead.  Jesus was perfect, and didn’t have to die, but he took the punishment we deserved, and then he was made alive!  Now we are also made alive with him – and that’s what our first song is about!  It’s called “Made Alive!”  Will you sing it out with me?

“Made Alive” by Citizens & Saints

 

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Psalm 145:3! Repeat this after me: “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”

I just love this verse!  But I think I need some help to understand it better.  Who can tell me what it means that God is WORTHY of praise?

That’s right! This verse says God is worthy of praise because of his greatness!  And who can tell me what it means that “no one can fathom?”

So this verse tells us that God is SO GREAT that we don’t even know his greatness!

Leader 1: What a great reason to praise him!  Let’s sing this next song together that praises God for sending Jesus to us!

“Jesus Came to Earth”  by Sovereign Grace Music

Leader 1: What a great God we have! If you have offereing to give to God, you can bring it up now to our offering basket.  Let’s sing our last song!

“Cast Your Cares”  by Seeds Family Worship

Leader 1: Hey who can tell me what time it is?

(Play the Catechism riff: G-F-G-F-G-F-G “Catechism!”)

Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together!

April 5th: Why does God tell us, “Honor your father and mother?” So we will love and obey our parents.

April 12th: Why does God tell us, “You shall not murder?” So we will not hate or be angry.

April 19th: Why does God tell us, “You shall not commit adultery?”  So we will love others from a pure and faithful heart.

April 26th: Why does God tell us, “You shall not steal?” So we will not take what is not ours but instead want to give.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands as we talk to God! Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to be our Teacher, our Friend, our Brother, and our Savior. Jesus, we praise You for going to cross to die and defeating death for us! Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts today so we can know and love You more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Palm Sunday (At Home for March 29th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Triumphal Entry” (Luke 19:28-40 & John 12:12-19). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ John 12:12-19 or Story 108 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did the crowd come to see Jesus?  They wanted to see the person who had raised Lazarus from the dead.  And they wanted to see Lazarus.

ASK: Why did the people call Jesus king?  God had promised through His prophets that a deliverer would come to rescue his people and that there would always be a king on the throne.  They believed Jesus was the one the prophets were talking about.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 160-164.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

23.  How should we love our neighbor?  We should love our neighbor as ourselves.

God Rescues Lot (At Home for March 22nd)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Rescues Lot” (Genesis 19:1-3, 12-29). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 19:1-3, 12-29 or Story 12 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Do you think it was wise for Lot to be living near such a wicked city?  No.

ASK: Did Lot ask God to save him?  No, Lot did not even realize he was in danger.

ASK: How is the way God saved Lot similar to the way God saves us in Jesus?  We don’t even know we need salvation but God saves us even when we’re his enemies.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 12.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

22.  Why does God tell us, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”?  So we will rest in God and remember the finished work of Jesus.

Psalm 2:3  The Lord blessed the seventh day and made it holy.

The Lord Appears to Abraham (At Home for March 15th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Lord Appears to Abraham” (Genesis 18). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 18 or Story 11 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What did Sarah do when she heard God was going to give her a son?  She laughed.

ASK: What other amazing things has God done that are hard to believe? 


Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 11.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

21.  Why does God tell us, “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God”?  So we will respect God’s name, Word, and works.

Psalm 29:2  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.  Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

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