Monday, February 29, 2016

Lent Day 17 Faith In Jesus

A Spiritual Journey towards faith in Jesus Christ for Children

Day 17 - Faith In Jesus
Family Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:18-31

Family Discussion Starters

 Why did the synagogue leader come to Jesus?
(His daughter had died but he had faith Jesus could bring her to life.)

Why did the woman touch Jesus' cloak?
(She was sick but had faith that Jesus could heal her.)

Why did the blind men ask Jesus for help?
(They had faith that Jesus could make them see again.)

Was Jesus able to help these people?
(Yes! He brought the daughter back to life, healed the woman and gave the blind men their sight back.  Jesus is able to heal everyone who comes to Him.) 

Can Jesus help us?
(Yes! We are sick with sin, however, if we repent and place our faith and trust in Jesus we will be healed. We will be Justified, saved from sin and set free to live a life with Jesus as our Lord and Savior.)


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lent Day 16 Jesus Came For Sinners

A Spiritual Journey towards faith in Jesus Christ for Children

Day 16 - Jesus Came For Sinners
Family Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:9-13

Family Discussion Starters

We are reading through the book written by Matthew. 
What does this passage say was Matthew's job 
when he first met Jesus?
(Matthew was a tax collector. He was a Jewish man who collected money from other Jewish men and women. This was considered a sinful occupation.)

Where did Jesus go for dinner? Who was there?
(Jesus asked Matthew to become one of His followers then went to Matthew's house for dinner. The Pharisees complained that Jesus was eating with sinners.)

Who are sinners? Are you a sinner? Am I a sinner?
(All human beings are sinners. Have you ever told a lie or taken something that did not belong to you? Have you always kept the Sabbath holy or taken God's name in vain? All of us sin. That is exactly why we need Jesus and that is the Good News! Jesus came for all sinners on the earth. All people can ask Jesus to forgive them and receive Him as their personal Savior and Lord of their life.)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lent Day 15 - Bring A Friend to Jesus

A Spiritual Journey towards faith in Jesus Christ for Children

Day 15 - Bring a Friend to Jesus
Family Scripture Reading: Mark 2:1-12 (corresponds to Matthew 9:1-8)

Family Discussion Starters:

What was wrong with the man on the mat? 
Why did his friends bring him to Jesus?
(The man was a "paralytic" which means he was paralyzed and could not walk on his own. His friends could see his sickness and wanted him to be healed. They had faith in Jesus to make him better.)

What did the men have to do to get their friend to Jesus?
Was he healed?
(They had to first convince their friend that Jesus could help him. They then had to carry him, get him onto the roof then cut a hole in the roof and lower him down to Jesus. Yes! Jesus said, "Son, your sins are forgiven." Mark 2:5)

Would you go to this much trouble to bring a friend to Jesus? 
Do you believe that Jesus can heal people of their sins? 
Who do you know that you can bring to Jesus?