Remember the word of the Lord

Lauren and her rooster picture

Lauren and her rooster picture

As the disciples scattered and Jesus was led away, Peter followed from a distance. He sneaked into the courtyard where inside Jesus was being held. Peter was scared. He was scared for His best friend, and scared for his own life. So, when a person approached Peter, recognizing him as Jesus’s disciple, he denied it. A second time, Peter distanced himself from Jesus. The third time, Peter angrily and vehemently denied all connection. He was operating out of fear rather than faith.

Suddenly a rooster crowed, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord. Jesus had warned him this would happen, and Peter wouldn’t believe him. At that moment Jesus looked out and locked eyes with his defeated disciple, and Peter ran away, weeping bitterly.

Tonight, we made rooster pictures, complete with tail feathers. We talked and prayed for God’s help to remember His Word, and stay true to Jesus.

Read about Peter denying Jesus in Luke 22:54-62.

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I am He

Glow stick truth

Glow stick truth

Judas Iscariot led a company of soldiers into the garden, armed with torches and weapons, and ended up falling to the ground in the presence of Jesus. In fact, Jesus approached them and asked who they were looking for, even though He knew. Jesus was, and is, God, and responded to the mob by giving them a glimpse through His words of His true identity. When the group said they were looking for Jesus of Nazareth, He responded, “I am He.”

Jesus IS the Great I AM. He is the God who created the universe, the God who brought the Israelites out of Egypt with amazing signs and wonders, the Jesus who was slain before the foundation of the world.

In the aftermath of Jesus being arrested, His disciples scattered. They ran away terrified into the dark of the night. After our Bible study time, we played glow stick seek and find. Each kid took turns hiding glow sticks all over the living room, and the other worked to find them all in the dark.

Read about Jesus being arrested in the garden in John 18:3-11.

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