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Date:__________________ Lesson

3.5
At Home Weekly is designed for you to use during the week with your son or
daughter. You’ll find out what they learned today at church and can help them
prepare for next week by exploring the theme (or Ponder Point) and spending CONNECT AS A FAMILY
time together in God’s Word. Create a storytelling atmosphere by gathering in a circleand using a special chair
or reading lamp. Share with your children that what they’re about to hear is true.
In fact, it’s the foundation of our entire faith. You may also wish to mention that
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK there are some sad parts in these passages. But this part of The Big God Story
PONDER POINT: JESUS IS KING gives us hope and joy in our relationship with God both now and forever. Read
Palm Sunday John 18:1—20:18 together. Discuss what it means to say Jesus is “the way, the
Matthew 21:1–11; John 12:12–19 truth, and the life.” Jesus provided the way to be in relationship with God, that we
Jesus rode into Jerusalem as the crowd shouted "Hosanna" in praise. can believe it’s true, and that He gives us new life now and forever.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:


WHERE WE’RE HEADED NEXT TIME
PONDER POINT: JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE • What stood out to you from this passage?
Jesus Rises • How did it make you feel to hear about what happened to Jesus?
John 14:6; 18:1—20:18 • How does it make you feel to know that Jesus rose from the dead and lives
Jesus died and rose again! today?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for
DID YOU KNOW? opportunities to bring conversations about how Jesus is the way, the truth, and
Share these facts to get the conversation started. the life into your everyday life as a family.

• The Old Testament records hundredsof prophecies about the coming Messiah
being the way, the truth, and the life—particularly in the book of Isaiah in the four
REMEMBER VERSE
The Remember Verse focuses on a character trait of God that’s highlighted in
“servant songs,” which the prophet wrote 700 years before the birth of Jesus.
next week’s portion of The Big God Story.
• In Isaiah 53, the prophet describes a Savior who would take upon “the iniquity
of us all,” who would be “a man of suffering, and familiar with pain,” and who I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but
would have “no beauty or majesty to attract us to him.”
Christ lives in me. The I know live in the body, I live by faith
• Isaiah even prophesied speci cs about Jesus’ death. He used terms such as
“pierced” and “crushed” (53:5) and described the Messiah as “dis gured beyond
in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness” (52:14). Galatians 2:20
Considering the beatingsand torture Christ was subjected to, we can assume He
was disfigured beyond recognition. BLESSING
Blessings are often used in the 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 always be thankful for God’s willingness to give His
Son so you can be in relationship with Him.

For more information about blessing your child, talk to your ministry leader or see
Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony.

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