April 9, 2017
Elementary School (Follow The Game Plan)
This week the kids will be in the book of Matthew, where we take a look at the very garden where Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important. We pray that kids will realize that showing humility is often more important than getting their way.
Bible Story: Follow the Game Plan (Jesus Praying in the Garden) • Matthew 26:36-56 (Luke 22:39-46, supporting)
Bottom Line: I can put others first by letting go of what I want.
Memory Verse: “Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, NIrV
Life App: Humility—putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.