Our sermon series is about HUMILITY!

“Above All”

  • Bible Story: (scriptures from John 18:22–20:23, John 16, Matthew 26)

  • Bottom Line: Jesus Put Us First

  • Memory Verse: Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIrV)

  • Life App: Humility—Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

  • Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.


This week we learned about how Jesus always put us first! Here are some ways you can explore this with your family.



Piece of Paper, crayons


Give each child a piece of paper. Invite kids to draw a picture of themselves with Jesus. When they finish, they can turn over their papers and write letters to Jesus. They can thank Jesus for dying on the cross for their sins, they can ask Jesus a question, or they can simply say, “I love you.”


“This week, we learned that Jesus put us first. How did Jesus put us first? (Pause.) Yes! Jesus loved us SO much that He gave up His life and died on the cross for our sins. But Jesus didn’t stay dead! God brought Him back to life! “When you believe in your heart that Jesus is who He said He was, and when you ask Him to forgive your sins, He will! (Open the Bible to John 3:16.) The Bible says: God so loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life (NIrV).“So, remember, God loves us SO much that Jesus put us first! In fact, God loves YOU so much that Jesus put YOU first.


Activity #2: TOMB ECHO


Bibles, paper tubes (if you don’t  have a tube- roll up a piece of paper, or cup your hands together.)


Provide Bibles for those who didn’t bring one, and ask kids to look up Philippians 2:3. Use the navigation tips from Week 1 if they need help finding the verse.

Say the memory verse together—a few phrases at a time. Remind the kids that when Jesus died, His body was placed in tomb or cave. Ask if they’ve ever visited a cave. What does their voice sound like in a cave?

Give each kid a paper tube and let them take turns reciting (or reading) the memory verse by speaking through the tube to sound like they’re in a cave.

Challenge the group to share ways they can live out Philippians 2:3 by being humble and giving up what they think they deserve today as they celebrate Easter with their family and friends.


“Jesus was in the tomb for three days, but He didn’t stay there. He came back to life. What do you think the voices of the people sounded like when they came into the tomb and found it EMPTY! (Pause and let kids take turns demonstrating by speaking into their paper tubes.) If you had been there, what do you think you would have said? (Pause as kids once again respond.)We can echo our praise for Jesus’ power, love, victory, and HUMILITY because we know the whole story. We know that Jesus humbled Himself in order to do something that was absolutely impossible for any of us to do on our own. He endured the cross to pay for our sin and then conquered the grave by coming back to life. He made a way for us to reach God—something we could never do without His help.“What better way to show our gratitude to the One who rescued us than by following His example! Easter is a perfect day for us to echo our own praises in celebration for all Jesus has done for us. When we do this, we echo His love to others. Let’s echo today’s Bottom Line together. Jesus put us first!




Activity#3: Origami Cross

Video on how to Make Origami Cross: