Year 1, Spring: Lesson 6
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus is king
Palm Sunday Matthew 21v1–11; John 12v12–19 Jesus rides into Jerusalem as the crowds shout "Hosanna" in praise.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: The Big God Story
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
God entered into covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. He used these covenants in a process of progressively revealing Himself and His plan of redemption.
These covenants laid the foundation for and help us understand the coming of the new covenant that began in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The new covenant helped the people of God understand how the blessings of God promised in the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants would be experienced in everyday life.
The only way for God to reconcile Himself to mankind was through His Son’s death. It was God’s perfect fulfillment of the promise of redemption He’d made in Genesis.
Connect as a family
Pull out some books and thumb through them with your children. Encourage each person to select one or two favorite stories. Talk about why those stories are favorites. Do the stories have fun characters, exciting settings, or interesting storylines? Then tell your kids that the Bible tells the best story of all: The Big God Story! Read the biblical account of Jesus rising from the dead in Luke 24v1–12 and discuss how Jesus died for your sins so you can be forgiven and have a relationship with God. Pray together and thank God for giving each of you a part in His big story.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What did Jesus do to redeem the world?
What is your favorite part of The Big God Story?
How does it feel to know you’re a part of The Big God Story?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about The Big God Story into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you feel encouraged to know that you're a part of The Big God Story!