Lent Sunday: February 21st

Beulah Land: The Transfiguration

  • Memory Verse: For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the Great God, mighty and awesome… Deuteronomy 10:17
  • Summary: Today story takes us to Mark 9 where your children will hear about the Transfiguration and healing a boy possessed by a demon (the story just says that the boy was sick–not to deny the reality, but to present what a 3-year-old can understand).
  • I Wonder… : if Jesus just looked different on the mountain or if he really was different? why the disciples were afraid? how they knew those other two were Moses and Elijah? if this story reminds you of others? why Jesus’ disciples could not heal the boy?
  • For Parents: Perfect timing since we’ve covered this passage over the last few weeks in the main worship service! The transfiguration is so hard to wrap the brain around. I WONDER how it will strike your 3-year-old? Something interesting to do with your child would be to talk about this story again and then have him/her draw a picture of Jesus. Be curious about it. I bet you’d find out a lot of what your child is thinking about him!

Godly Play I & II: Faces of Easter I

  • Memory Verse: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52
  • Summary: During Lent, we are using a set of stories that walk through the life of Christ. They are called “Faces of Easter.” Last week, we focused on the “face” of Jesus as a newborn. This week, we will focus on the “face” of Jesus as a young boy in the temple.
  • I Wonder…:  what you liked best about this story? what part is most important? what other stories this one reminds you of? what it was like for Jesus to be left at the temple?
  • Additional Followup: Maybe you’d enjoy making a “Faces of Easter” tree at your house. Use a branch in a jar. Make a second ornament of Jesus as a boy. Cut those out and hang them on the tree. Wonder together about what Jesus was like as a boy.
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