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Special Lent Lessons Just 4 Kids

Overview for Week Five

Continuing "THE YEAR OF OPPOSITION

    WEEK FIVE'S PRAYER:
    Almighty and everlasting God, I want to know you more. I want a personal relationship with You. Thank You for Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and Thank You for loving me as your child. I desire to spend time reading Your Word, the Bible, and having time to talk quietly with you. I ask You to help me learn how to hear Your voice and know Your ways. In Jesus' Name I Pray, Amen.

    Day 23 ~ W ~ WALKS ON WATER

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Hosea 2:23
    Romans 9:25-26
    Matthew 14:22-35
    Psalm 2:4-12


    Today is the twenty third day of the Lent season. Here is another favorite Bible Story of mine. Jesus decided that He wanted to go out to the boat where His disciples were. So He just walked out there on top of the water. WOW! When His disciples saw something walking on top of the water they thought it was a ghost. Then Peter realized that it was Jesus. Jesus told Peter to come on out and join Him. So without thinking Peter just jumped off the boat and walked on the water towards Jesus. But all of a sudden as Peter was almost to Jesus he thought about the wind. And his mind started thinking something like ..... "You are not suppose to be walking on top of the water, it is not possible." That is why Peter started sinking in to the water. Jesus reached His hand out towards Peter to pull him back on top of the water and said. "Oh Peter, you of little faith." This story is in Mark 6:45-52; John 6:17-21; and Matthew 14:22-35. Only the story in Matthew tells about Peter walking on the water too.

    Sometimes I feel like Peter. I think I can do something great for Jesus, and when I am in the middle of doing it my mind starts thinking..."Who do you think you are, you can not do this." Then I start sinking. Positive thoughts are very important for our mind to keep our faith going strong. It is important that we keep our eyes on Jesus. Remember the words of Paul in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me." And do not let the devil tell you anything less. God Answers Prayer

 

PRAYER:
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for the Bible stories and especially the stories about Jesus. I love to hear these awesome stories about how Jesus walked on water, quieted the sea with just His words, healed the sick, and told us about Your Kingdom. Help me to have faith to be the king of person You call me to be, and to never take my eyes of Jesus. In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen.

List of Prayers

Click on the Picture of the Sunset Beach to read about walking as Nobel Children of God. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

Day 24 ~ X ~ FAITH OF THE CANAANITE WOMAN

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Isaiah 56:6-7
    Rom. 11:13-15, 29-32
    Matthew 15:21-28
    Psalm 67


    Today is the twenty fourth day of the Lent season. In today's scripture a woman from Canaan went to Jesus begging that He help her daughter who was demon possessed. Jesus told her that God sent Him to tell the Gospel to the Jews first. The woman replied that even the dogs eat the crumbs from the Master's table. Instead of justifying her right to have her daughter healed, she became a worshipper and hoped for grace and mercy for her daughter to be healed. Then Jesus said she had great faith and her daughter was healed. CLICK HERE for Rev Amanda May's inspirational writing of the Canaanite Woman.

    This story is also found in the Gospel of Mark 7: 24-30

PRAYER:
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for sending Jesus to earth to teach us and to save us with Your Salvation to make us Your children. I love You God, I love You Jesus and I love You Holy Spirit. In Jesus' Name I Pray Amen.

Click HERE to read about God's Wisdom at Swan Lake. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

Day 25 ~ Y ~ JESUS FEEDS 4,000

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Exodus 33:19
    2 Corinthians 1:3 and Romans: 9:15
    Matthew 15: 32-39
    Psalm 103:13


    Today is the twenty-fifth day of the Lent season. In Matthew 15 we read that Jesus feeds a crowd a second time. This time the disciples only had seven loaves of bread and a few fish. 4,000 people were fed. Jesus was moved to feed the people because HE HAD COMPASSION FOR THEM

    There are more than 90 specific references to compassion in the Bible. Most Old Testament verses refer to the Lord's compassion toward His people and the New Testament version usually refers to Jesus' compassion on those in need. COMPASSION means to display a deep feeling of sympathy and sorrow towards another who has experienced misfortune, and to desire to comfort their suffering. Bible verses explain that compassion means to reveal an unconditional love to all and to show mercy without hesitation.

    PRAYER:
    Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for Jesus who died for our sins so that we can be redeemed and live with you forever in Heaven. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    Click on the Picture of Swan Lake to read about God's Wisdom. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

    Day 26 ~ Z ~ JESUS THE MESSIAH

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Malachi 3:1-6
    Acts 2:35-37
    Matthew 16:13-20
    Psalm 110:1


      Today is the twenty-sixth day of the Lent season. The Messiah - Who is it?

      The Hebrew word "The Messiah" when translated into English becomes "the anointed One" and is often used interchangeably in English Bibles with the name "Christ." For centuries, the Jewish people have anticipated the coming of the Messiah, the "One who would restore the fortunes of Israel, liberating the nation from foreign oppression and extending His rule over Gentile nations."1

      In today's lesson Jesus asked His disciples who they thought He was. Peter answered Jesus saying “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Then Jesus said only the Father could have revealed that to him, and that Jesus would build his church on Peter as the rock.

      1 all about Jesus Christ.org

    PRAYER:
    Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for loving us and sending Jesus, the Messiah, the promised one in the Old Testament, and our Saviour and King. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    List of Prayers

    Click on the Picture of the Church at Rainbow Castle to read about Worshipping God. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

    Day 27 ~ JESUS TELLS HIS DISCIPLES
               THAT HE IS GOING TO DIE

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Hosea 6:2
    Acts 2:23-24
    Matthew 16:21-26
    Psalm 73:24


    Today is the twenty-seventh day of the Lent season. We read in the lesson today that Jesus started telling His disciples that He would soon die. Peter was upset by what Jesus was telling them, and Jesus told Peter that he did not have God's concerns but only human concerns. Peter did not understand why Jesus would have to die to be a ransom for our sins. He and the other disciples thought Jesus' rule as King was for the time they were living. They did not realize that Jesus would return and reign as the King of King forever and ever. You can find this story in Matthew 16:21-26; Mark 8:31-37; and Luke 9:22-25.

    PRAYER:
    Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for loving us enough to send Your one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to live and die for our sins so that we may be Your children. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    Click on the Picture of the Tabernacle to read about the meaning that points to Jesus Christ. - Lesson from Just 4 Kids Magazine.

    Day 28 ~ TRANSFIGURATION

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Malachi 4:5-6
    Revelation 22:12-13
    Matthew 17:1-13
    Psalm 62:12


      Today is the twenty-eighth day of the Lent season. The lesson today is found in the Gospels Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9: 2-13; and Luke 9:28-36. Can you imagine how Jesus' disciples felt after they climbed up the mountain with Jesus, and all of a sudden Jesus was transformed right before their eyes. Jesus' face started shining like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light. Then, as if that was not enough to make them amazed, Moses and Elijah appeared before them to talk to Jesus. Moses and Elijah had died many years before Jesus was even born. Suddenly as they were talking a bright cloud surrounded them, and a voice from the cloud said "This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!"

      Note: Moses appeared as the representative of the old covenant and the promise of salvation, which was soon to be fulfilled in the death of Jesus. Elijah appears as the appointed restorer of all things. (Malachi 4:5-6 ). In Luke 9:30 we are told that the three were talking about Jesus' death.

      PRAYER:
      Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for this time of year that we remember what Jesus did for us so that we can become Your children, and live with you forever in heaven. Help us to learn more about You and Your Son from Your Word, the Bible. And help us to learn to say NO to sins and YES to obeying your commandments and spending more time with you. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

      Click on the Picture of the Prince and Princess on the white horse at the lake to read about being transformed. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      Jesus is the true prince that came from heaven to rescue us so that we can live with Him forever. His love for you is the most awesome love. No other love can compare to His love! Click on the picture of the Prince to learn about the Righteousness of Jesus that is available for you.

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