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Last Sunday: Jesus Welcomes Children

This week, Sojourn celebrated the birth of 32 new babies, and their parents gathered with our community to commit to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  In SojournKids, we studied the story of how Jesus welcomes children from Matthew 19:13-15.  We learned that:

  • Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”
  • Jesus loves and welcomes little children.
  • Jesus gives his kingdom to needy people who cry out to him.

You can download the SojournKids At Home sheet here.


Grade School Bible Lesson for Baby Dedication Sunday: Jesus Welcomes Children

Jesus Welcomes Little Children
Matthew 19:13-15, 1 hour & 20 minutes, targeted at grades 1-5

Lesson Overview

This week in SojournKids, we will study Matthew 19:13-15, and we will learn that:

  • Jesus’ said, “Let the little children come to me.”
  • Jesus loves and welcomes little children.
  • Jesus gives his kingdom to needy people who cry out to him.

People brought little children to Jesus for a blessing, but the disciples said, “Stop.”  They thought that Jesus was too busy for little children.  But Jesus loves and welcomes little children.  He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.”

Jesus taught the disciples, “The kingdom of heaven belongs to people who are like these children.”  Little children know that they need help.  They cry out for help with all kinds of things—eating, getting dressed, walking across a street.  Jesus wants all people to be needy like children.  He wants all people to cry out for him. Continue Reading…

Our kids team wears blue T-shirts…

…and sometimes mustaches… because we like them. :)  I love these pics from the 10th anniversary last year.

Last Sunday: Jesus Was Tempted

Last week in SojournKids, we studied Matthew 4:1-14, and we learned that:

  • Satan tempted Jesus in every way that we are tempted.
  • A temptation is a sinful idea.
  • Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations by trusting God’s word.

You can download the SojournKids “At Home” sheet for this lesson here.

Thursday Book Club: 15 Ways to Pray for Sojourn’s Kids

9 Things is an amazing little book, and I’ll have a complete review in a couple of weeks, but I couldn’t help but preview one section that was particularly helpful and convicting for me.  Ryan Frank writes a lot about dependence upon God and prayer in this book.  There are two prayer lists in the book that I think are particularly helpful for SojournKids servants.  Here is the first (on page 16).  This is my prayer today.

15 Ways to Pray For the Kids in Your Ministry


  • that God will give you a love for each child.
  • that they will come to know Christ as Savior.
  • that they will love God with all of their hearts.
  • for their parents and families.
  • that they will choose the right kind of friends.
  • for spiritual stability during tough times.
  • for the needs of their hearts that you may not know about.
  • for protection in their lives.
  • that they will have wisdom and discernment.
  • that they will love God’s Word.
  • that they will learn to pray.
  • that they will have concern for others.
  • that they will have integrity in all areas of their lives.
  • that they will have courage to do what’s right.
  • that they will look for ways to serve the Lord.

A copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes by Standard Publishing