This week, we're going to do things a little differently. Our Kids curriculum, The Gospel Project, offers what they call "The Gospel: God's Plan For Me" (https://cdn.subsplash.com/documents/W48HMH/_source/364d1d4d-e61b-46df-a6c6-556e1aacd7d3/document.pdf): a walkthrough of the gospel in every week's curriculum. They've broken down the gospel into five steps: • God rules • We sinned • God provided • Jesus gives • We respond Do the following three things with your kids today in response to the Easter story: 1. Walk them through the sheet (with the Scripture provided) 2. Ask them if they have any questions (probably best to do it with each step) 3. Ask your kids to walk YOU through the gospel and explain each of the five steps Don't feel like you need to pressure your kids into a gospel response. Most children who attend church regularly will say they believe all of this and that they want to have eternal life. What we're going for is ever-increasing understanding of what Jesus did on the cross and why it matters. As they grow in their understanding of the gospel, in their awareness of their own sinfulness and how that affects God and others, and in their general cognitive ability, their faith (or lack thereof) will become evident! It's your job to point them to Jesus—and it's his job to save them. If you're unsure of how to navigate gospel conversations with your kids, please talk to a trusted Christian in your life or life group, or to one of our pastors/elders.
Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection
April 8, 2020 • Brennan Westerman
Jesus Called Disciples
Luke 5:1-11 • June 3, 2020 • Brennan Westerman
READ LUKE 5:1-11 - Why did Jesus tell them where to find fish? Why perform a miracle here? - In v.8, what was Simon Peter's response? Why did he respond like this? - What did Jesus mean that they would be "catching people"? - What are things we learn about Jesus in this passage? - What are things we learn about following Jesus in this passage? BONUS QUESTION Matthew and Mark report this happening by the Sea of Galilee, but Luke says it's at the Sea of Gennesaret. Who's right?