Nursery & Toddlers
Surprise! God chooses Jacob!
Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 9:10-13, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30
1, 2, 3 (Jesus is Alive!)
Did you Know? :
God doesn’t choose the strongest or the best. God chooses people who need him. He chooses weak and sinful people like Jacob, and you. Thank you, God, for your surprising choice.
Preschool & Elementary
This Week’s Lesson: Palm Sunday
Luke 19:28-40, Zechariah 9:9
John 14:6, (Preschool)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
Genesis 32: 28 (Elementary)
”Your name will no longer be Jacob,” He said. “It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”
Big Picture Question:
Why were people honoring Jesus? Because he is the promised King!
What We Learned
Palm Sunday is the day we are reminded of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, where He was treated like the king God had promised to the Israelite’s a long time ago! Jesus and His disciples were on their way to Jerusalem right before the Passover celebration. Passover was the holiday for the Jews where they celebrated that God had “passed over” them when they were in Egypt and did not destroy them. God saved his people. Many people came to Jerusalem to the temple to celebrate Passover, so the roads were crowded with people. When Jesus and His disciples got to the town named Bethany, Jesus told his two of His disciples to go into the town and bring Him a young donkey. Jesus told His disciples exactly where the donkey was tied up. He said, “If anyone asks you why you are untying the colt (or young donkey) tell them, ‘The Lord needs it.’ Sure enough, when the disciples were untying the colt a man asked them what they were doing. When they explained that the Lord needed the colt, the man left them alone. Before Jesus came into this world, the people of Israel had been ruled over by different nations for a long time. Before Jesus was ever born, a man named Zechariah told about what would happen in the future by using the power of God. When the people saw Jesus enter Jerusalem riding a donkey, they knew He was the King Zechariah had said would come to save them.
Jesus’ coming meant the people of Israel would be free! Jesus came to save them all from the sin that was in their hearts! Jesus gives us the same freedom from sin if we choose to make Him our King and Savior!