Virtual Hope Kids - April 15, 2022
Jesus on the Cross
Step 1: Sing the Songs
Step 2: Memorize the Word Together
Step 3: Watch the Teaching Together
Step 4: Discuss the Teaching Together
Jesus on the Cross
Read and Explain God’s Word
- Read John 19:16-30 then answer these questions;
- What is the title of this passage in the Bible?
- Who are the main characters?
- Are there any words or phrases that are repeated? What are they?
- Where is Jesus going & how is He getting there? (vv.16-17)
- What happened to Jesus when he got there? (vv.18-22)
- What did the soldiers do with Jesus’ clothes? (vv23-24)
- What does it mean when it says, “This was to fulfill the Scripture” in verse 24?
- Why did Jesus say “I thirst” in verse 28?
- What does Jesus mean when He says “It is Finished?” in verse 30?
- What happened to Jesus (v. 30).
Show God’s Word
- When someone does something wrong, do they usually get a punishment?
- Jesus’ death on the cross was not a surprise- it was part of God’s plan (His sovereignty!) so we could be saved from our sin. How do verses 24 and 28 show that Jesus’ death was part of His plan and not a mistake?
- Jesus died on the cross so that He could take the punishment we deserve from God for all of the sins we do. Because Jesus took our punishment for us, when we repent of our sin and confess Him as our Lord and Saviour, God looks at us as if we are innocent and not guilty. What verse from today’s passage tells us that Jesus’ punishment was enough to take our guilt? (Hint: What does verse 30 say?)
Apply God’s Word
- Jesus died for your sins, taking your punishment, because He loves you. Have you ever made the decision to put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? To become a believer in Jesus, we have to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the only Saviour. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to come to earth and die for our sins, so we can be saved and have a personal relationship with Him. To accept this gift from God and be welcomed into His family, we must believe that Jesus died for us so that we can be God’s child too. We first must repent of our sin (turn away from it) and believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. When we do this, we put our faith in Him as our Lord and Saviour. If you want to begin a personal relationship with Him, and put your faith in Him alone, all you need to do is;
- A_______ (Admit) that you have done wrong and ask God to forgive you for disobeying Him.
- B_______ (Believe) that God sent Jesus to take the punishment for your sin. Trust that you are forgiven because Jesus made you right with God.
- C______ (Choose) to spend your whole life depending on God’s power to help you say no to sin, and to worship God only. Rely on God to help you tell others that God is your leader and the most important person in your life.
- Is there something you need to ask for forgiveness from God (and maybe others)? For example, have you lied, disobeyed your parents, or said something mean to your brother, sister, or friend? Take some time now to confess to God using the example below to help you;
Jesus I confess that I sinned against you when I __________________. Thank you for taking the punishment for my sin when you died on the cross. Help me to love you and love others just like you love me. Amen.
- How can you grow your love for Jesus this week? Write your idea down below, and share it with your parents so they can help you love God and obey Him more this week!
- We can learn more about how to love Jesus like He loves us by reading the Bible. The more we know God’s Word, the better we can live out God’s Word in His power! Use the Grow Up In Christ planner and schedule the time you need to spend time with Jesus. Remember- as you get close to Him, He will get close to you and give you the strength you need to live faithfully! Share your plan with your family, friends, and the Hope Kids team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Take time this week to memorize 1 John 4:10 to remind you that Jesus loves you so much he died for you! “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”