Humility: Walking Humbly With Our God
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Link to April 26th Video Worship Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdSMUiOTChs&list=PLWzu5Hp1aUXls_zinnsLE0nLqB0RnxXQ0
STEPS FOR EXPLORING THIS WEEKS LESSON – THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO DISCOVER ABOUT GOD’S PLAN
Step 1) Watch the Children’s Sermon Video together:
- Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfSJxQSgp8U&list=PLWzu5Hp1aUXls_zinnsLE0nLqB0RnxXQ0&index=5
- Discuss: What plans do you have for your life? Or what plans have you had? How has God changed your plans? How does it feel when your plans change? Are you open to the possibility that God will change you plans? Remember God’s plan is the plan. Jeremiah 29:11 says “11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God has a good plan for each of our lives. Knowing this, we can trust him and his plan!
- Jeremiah Coloring Page
- Remember that God has a plan and a purpose for each of us! As you color this page, think about Gods good plan for you life! What goodness has He already blessed you with?
STEP 2) Read scripture together:
- Read: On the Road to Emmaus – Luke 24:13-35 (NIV) – 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a]from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.” 25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
- Discuss: Before Jesus was born, people had many expectations for who he would be, what he would look like, and what he would do. They had their own plan in mind for what Jesus’ life would look like. But God’s plan was much bigger, much different, and much more meaningful than anyone could have imagined. There is always more to discover about Gods plan!
STEP 3) Baking Up Some Goodness!
- God is the Master Baker: Just as a master baker follows a recipe (a plan) and combines many different ingredients and steps to create a magnificent and tasty treat, God has a master plan for us too! He knows the different ingredients we need, the different steps we need to take, and how in the end we will be a beautiful creation!
- Make your own tasty treat! Consider making your most favorite sweet recipe this week with your kids! Cookies, a cake, brownies, anything! As you and your children create this tasty treat, talk about how each ingredient is part of the recipe for a reason. Each step in the directions is there for a reason.
- Make it Personal: You can make this very personal for your child by asking them to label each ingredient and step with the name of something good in their lives (“the flour is moms love for me”). In the end you can relate the wonderful creation you’ve made to Gods wonderful plan for you children.
- See the Big Picture: You can complete this activity in the same way only instead of having your child label each ingredient and direction as something personal to them, as them to think about God’s big picture and plan for our world (“the egg is all the teachers” “the vanilla is nature”). In the end you can relate your tasty treat to Gods good plan for our world.
STEP 4) Watch/Listen/Sing “One, Two, Three!” (This is a great song to sing to keep the spirit of Easter alive! Thanks to Miss Karen for finding this for us!)
- Lyrics to One, Two, Three!: ONE, TWO, THREE LYRICS
- Discuss: Think about this line in the song, “God loved the world, so he gave His Son, Jesus is our friend, He loved everyone.” When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, it was for EVERYONE! We are all Jesus’ special friends.
STEP 5) Read through the attached “Psalms Verse” Handout and consider writing on sticky notes “my hope is in you all day long” and place these sticky notes around your home to remind you of Gods good plan.
- Pray: Dear God, in you my hope is found. My hope is in you all day long. Amen