Passages: Luke 12-14
Big Idea: We live now for Jesus and his Kingdom.
Eight lessons exploring Luke chapters 12 to 14.
Note: These lessons are yet to be upgraded to the new Kidswise format. Each lesson contains two parts: K-2 is for children aged 5-7 and 3-5 is for children ages 8-11.
The book of Luke is all about Jesus, God’s Saviour of the world, sent into this world to save sinners. We are saved from sin and rescued from all it’s decay. We look forward to a future where sickness and suffering will be no more.
Suffering in this world, however, is never to be read in terms of payment for a specific sin. Instead, it is to be seen as the decaying effect of a world stained by sin. So serious is our sin that our Saviour weeps for us. He weeps for the very ones he will eventually die for.
Luke chapters 12 to 14 speak about the divide between those who are in God’s Kingdom and those who are out of it. The door is narrow into God’s Kingdom and the invitation is offered for a limited time only. God’s Kingdom begins small yet continues to grow and grow.
This section of Luke also speaks of costly discipleship. We are saved, and so now we live in his Kingdom, serving Jesus our King. Following Jesus is costly. Jesus asks us to think carefully before following him, to weigh up what it will mean.
And finally, this section of Luke reminds us where history is heading. The first time Jesus came, he came to save us. The second time he will come as Judge. This section raises the questions... will Jesus find us ready for his return? Will he find us living obeying him?... Jesus our Saviour King!
The unit comes complete with stories, pictures, suggested songs/memory verses, games, drama activities, crafts, large and small group activities. A resource pack full of crafts and worksheets is also included.