This week, we head to an incredible moment John recorded in John 12:9-16. God’s people had waited for generations for God to send the Messiah. They were overwhelmed when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. God kept His promise. The mission to save the world was happening. This didn’t go exactly how they expected, but God was up to something bigger than they could imagine!
Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember God keeps His promises. Because God keeps His promises, we can trust Him no matter what. Kids will face moments in their life where they might wonder if God will come through for them. We want kids to understand that God will come through. It might not be as they expected, but they can have hope that God will help them through their situation.
Scripture this week: John 12:9-16
“So they took branches from palm trees and went out to meet him. They shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Life Application: Hope - Believing that something good can come out of something bad
Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember God keeps his promises
Memory Verse: “In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world..” John 16:33b
Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: At meal time ask and respond to the following questions:
Q&A for Kids: Fill in the blanks.
I hope____________ (something personal).
I hope____________ (something for a friend).
I hope____________ (something for the world).
Q&A for Parents:
When was a time when hope carried you through something difficult?