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April 11th, 2021

Hi Parents!

We're excited for R/Kids Online this week! Our ministry is all about partnering with families in the mission of our church, to make disciples of all nations. We think this incredible call to families starts in the home. Our hope is that this content will equip parents to take an active part in discipling your kids through singing & learning, considering & applying, and playing together.

Jesus the King is alive. Since Jesus is King and he is alive, how should we treat Jesus.  In today’s story, Jesus tells his disciples (and that includes us) to do something important. See if you can spot what it is.

Family Worship: "Take Heart" by Seeds Family Worship

Our Kids Video Lessons for this week is "Going Home"

Memory Verse through April 11th
"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25-26
"King Says" Game
Materials: A Crown (Can be made out of paper)

1. Put the crown on your head and then explain the game (you have played this game before, but it is always good to repeat the rules).

2. Say: “We’re going to play ‘The King Says.’ When this crown is on my head, I am a king and you must do what I say. But when I remove the crown, then you do not have to obey my commands. If I say, ‘The king says stop!’ and I have the crown on my head, you should all stop. But if I do not have the crown on my head, then you should keep walking. Only obey my commands when I am a king. Watch closely for the crown. Ready? Everyone stand up and walk around the room.”

3. Call out commands (e.g., skip; freeze; wave your hands in the air; jump up and down five times; dance; touch your nose; etc.), prefacing each one with the words, “The king says ...” Periodically call out a command without the crown on your head. Comment on how the children respond (e.g., “Oh dear, about half of you obeyed that command, but I did not have the crown on my head, so I was not a king. Let’s keep trying. Everyone ready?”).

4. At the end of the allocated time, ask the children to sit back down in the circle. Say: “This is not a real crown and I am not a real king. But Jesus is a real King so when he tells us to do something, we must do it. In today’s story Jesus tells his disciples (and that includes us) to do something important. See if you can spot what it is. Ready?

QUESTIONS TO HELP REMEMBER THE STORY:
Even though the door was bolted shut, what happened?
What did you think had appeared in the room?
Who had actually appeared in the room?
What did Jesus ask for and what did he do?
How did you feel seeing Jesus again?
What did Jesus’ body look like? Was it different?
Where did Jesus tell you he was going?
How did you feel when Jesus told you he was going home to his Father?
What did Jesus mean when he told you he is the way, the truth, and the life?
What command did Jesus give you?What did Jesus tell you to tell everyone, everywhere?
How did you feel when Jesus told you that you can live forever with God and him because he has rescued you?What happened to Jesus?
While you were looking up into the sky, who appeared and what did they say?
Where is Jesus now?
What did Jesus promise you?

JESUS IN THE STORY 
What did we discover about Jesus from today’s story?

DRAWING THE STORY TO A CLOSE

Jesus is alive. Jesus is the risen King. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. It is only by believing in him and trusting in his death on the cross that anyone can be saved.

PRAYING ABOUT THE STORY

Pray aloud, thanking God that Jesus was raised from the dead and that Jesus is alive.


GET IN TOUCH WITH THE R/KIDS TEAM


Tyler James, Family Pastor
tylerjames@redemptionaz.com

Emmi Payne, R/Kids Coordinator
emmipayne@redemptionaz.com
 
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