Big Idea: Jesus came to seek and save us.
Ten lessons for 3 and 4 year olds exploring Jesus' saving work in Luke's gospel.
Luke is an ordered historical account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Luke writes so that we may have certainty about who Jesus is.
The good news of the book of Luke is summed up in Luke 19:10 “The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.” The gospel is for all who are lost. Jesus comes to save the poor, the widowed, the notorious sinner, the Jew first but the Gentile as well.
Jesus is crazy, or he’s a liar, or he’s who he claims to be - God’s Son, our Saviour. Getting it right about Jesus is all that really matters. Throughout the gospel we meet people who get it right about Jesus and we meet people who get it badly wrong.
The shepherds announced the birth of this Saviour to the world. Jesus calls people to be devoted followers and to count the cost of true discipleship. The disciples leave everything - their business, family and home - to follow him. A blind beggar sees clearly that Jesus is the one God promised would come, from David’s line, the Saviour of the world. A tax collector, hated by all because of his greed, was willing to give away all he’d accumulated once he encountered Jesus. And Martha sat at Jesus' feet and hung off his every word.
The Pharisees, the rich and even the lepers healed by Jesus failed to see who was standing in front of them. They condemned him, walked away from him or were simply oblivious to him.
And then there’s Peter. Who gets it so right, then so very, very wrong.
The unit comes complete with a banner for display and a resource file full of crafts and stories that can be used to create a scrapbook for each child. These scrapbooks, illustrated by the children, will become a lasting reminder for each child of what they have learnt. There is also an interactive take-home craft for each lesson.
Includes two lessons for Christmas.