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.

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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

A Volunteer’s Testimony

Why

After a couple of years of attending Sojourn, my husband and I finally began to think seriously about serving at Sojourn. The craziness of life had led us down the path of deceiving ourselves into believing that we didn’t have to serve, that our jobs (that require so much interaction with people and their dynamics), our community service and our financial stewardship at Sojourn were enough.

When our community group first decided to serve in Sojourn Kids on a rotating basis, I have to admit I was reluctant. It was just so easy to come and go from church, without having any responsibilities. Especially with having a new baby at home, our pursuit of avoiding anything that would complicate matters was paramount. I grudgingly agreed to serve and our first few Sundays serving proved to be just what I had thought—an hour and a half of “I have to go potty,” and “He stole my car!”

Despite my bad attitude to begin with, God continued to work on my heart as I strived to understand the importance of service within His body and now He is gracious enough to help me greatly enjoy and appreciate these little children. For one thing, I believe it’s important to serve in Sojourn Kids since we now have a child-we are grateful for the servants who watch our baby and allow us to attend church and we want to bless others in the same way. I am encouraged that my service in Sojourn Kids allows me to enable parents to attend church—what a blessing it is to be able to go into the service and focus all one’s attention on Christ. Watching someone’s children while they attend church means that they have the opportunity to hear the Gospel (uninterrupted) and grow in their faith or even accept Christ as their Savior.

I am hopeful that God will continue to work on my heart as I serve and I’m hopeful that many others will be led to serve in this ministry as well. My encouragement is this: be obedient and He will draw you in, bless you and make your ministry to these children and families life-giving.

-Anonymous-

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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.

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