April 16, 2017
Elementary School (The Comeback)
This Sunday we celebrate Easter as we spend time back in the book of John. We’ll start with Jesus’ trial and end with celebrating the resurrection. The religious leaders were up in arms because Jesus had claimed to be God. Doesn’t matter that it’s TRUE; they’re still ready to dish out the ultimate punishment. And Jesus chose to give up everything and take that punishment, so that no one else has to. It cost Jesus everything to put us first. He gave up His life, so we could be with God forever. As we respond to God and His gift of salvation, we can follow Jesus’ example and put others first.
Bible Story: The Comeback (Jesus is Crucified, Buried, and Resurrected) • John 18:12 – 20:23
Bottom Line: I can put others first because Jesus put me first.
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.