April 23, 2023
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Story Focus: In Luke 24:13-35, we find two followers of Jesus on their way to Emmaus. From what we read, it seems these men were sad and confused about Jesus’ death on the cross. Little did they know that Jesus was walking with them! Jesus explained how His death was the answer to years of God’s promises to the Israelites. The men were shocked when they realized that this person was Jesus! They ran back to Jerusalem to tell everyone about what they had just seen.
Bottom Line: : Put others first by helping them understand. What we help kids understand about God is important. We get to lay a foundation of faith that will set them up to keep learning about God as they grow and mature in their faith. What’s so amazing is that even as they’re growing in their faith, kids can help their friends and family get to know more about God too. We pray that kids start to discover how they can put others first by sharing what they already know and understand about God.
Key Question: When has someone helped you understand something? We’ve all faced moments when we’ve needed help to understand something that just didn’t make sense to us. This could have been something small like a math problem, or something big like navigating a difficult relationship. People can also help us understand more about our faith in God. We want our preteens to discover that, even though they might not know everything there is to know about God, they should still keep asking questions and finding out more about what they believe.