Our sermon series is about HUMILITY!
“More Than This”
Bible Story: More Than This (On the Road to Emmaus) • Luke 24:13-35
Bottom Line: There’s always more to discover about God’s plan.
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.
APRIL 30th ACTIVITIES:
This week we learned about Humility and Jesus example. We have just a few activities for you.
ACTIVITY #1 : PROPHECY HEART
WHAT YOU DO:
On the road to Emmaus, Jesus explained to the two disciples how his death and resurrection was a fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies. The Bible says God kept his promise to send a Messiah because he loved all people on Earth. Cut out a large heart of construction paper and glue it to a background sheet. Ask the kiddos to color a road in the center of the heart. Print stickers that read, “Beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, he explained to them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures” and “God kept his promises when Jesus died and rose again.” Place the stickers on or around the heart and let the children decorate the heart as desired.
Christians believe that Jesus’ appearance to two travelers on the “Road to Emmaus,” described in Luke Chapter 24, marks one of many proofs he gave of his resurrection in the 40 days following the discovery of his empty tomb. Crafts for kids on this story illustrate that prophesies about the Messiah were fulfilled in his death and resurrection. Crafts focusing on the “Road to Emmaus” highlight the Bible’s message that each person must make a personal choice to believe Jesus’ testimony and share the good news with others.
Activity #2: Missing Word
WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT YOU DO:
You and your kiddos gather together in a circle. Briefly review the concept of humility—putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Direct someone to look up and read Philippians 2:3, just to review the verse. Ask the person with the Bible to recite (or read) the verse again, but replace one word with a handclap. Have your child guess missing word. Pass the Bible and repeat the process until everyone has had a turn or until the verse is complete.
WHAT YOU SAY:
“You’ve done a great job learning an important verse. The Bible is full of promises, commands, and encouragement. There’s always more to discover about God’s plan and how to follow Him in the Bible. As we wrap up the month and our study of humility, let’s say Philippians 2:3 together one more time as a final challenge.”