In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a new blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family discussion questions, resources for discipling children, and opportunities to engage in serving and loving the world with your kids.
Our curriculum comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and systematically teaches the stories of the Bible starting in Genesis and finishing in Revelation. We are currently studying Jesus’ life in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).
Sunday, March 29th (Palm Sunday)
In class today one of the leaders asked what the kids know about Palm Sunday. With eagerness one child replied, "I know all about Palm Springs! When we go there we swim and there's a slide, and it's always sunny!"
Okay, that's great, and it sounds like fun. Does anyone want to share about Palm Sunday?
Head » Learning the Story
This week in Renew Kids we are learning about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and asking, “How did the people act when they saw Jesus?”
People welcomed Jesus as their King.
Our story covers the people’s reception of Jesus into Jerusalem as their coming King by waving palm fronds and crying out, Hosanna, which means “save now.” Jesus entered Jerusalem on a colt and then proceeded to drive out the moneychangers in the temple who were cheating God’s people (Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19).
- To what city was Jesus traveling? (Jerusalem)
- What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem? (A donkey)
- What did the crowd do to honor Jesus? (The crowd laid their robes and palm branches on the ground in front of Jesus’ donkey.)
- Why did the people say Jesus is? (They said Jesus is the Son of David, the King that God had promised to send.)
- How did the people act when they saw Jesus? (People welcomed Jesus as their King.)
Heart » Family Discussion
Reading the story of how the people welcomed Jesus as their King gives us an opportunity to talk with our children about how Jesus is still the King of our lives and hearts.
- What does this story teach us about God?
- What does it mean to honor Jesus as King?
- What types of kings have we seen in history? How is Jesus different from earthly kings?
- What else does the Bible say about God’s kingdom and His rulership in our lives?
Hands » The Word at Work
The Bible says that God’s Word does not return to Him void without accomplishing what He wills (Isaiah 55:11). Spend some time as a family and ask God how He wants you to live out what He is teaching you through scripture. Then make a plan to do it!
- Look up scriptures on God’s Kingdom and God as our King. Pray together as a family about ways you can live more fully under God’s rule and reign in your lives. How can you honor God today in tangible ways?
Additional family resources:
Each week we will include a family resource for parents as they seek to disciple their children to love and follow Jesus.
- This week’s resource is: Seeds Family Worship.
This is a great resource for scripture memorization. All their songs are verses set to catchy tunes that will be wonderfully repeating through your mind and your children’s minds throughout the day.