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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Jesus tells me to trust Him (Day 8 of 2 Weeks 2 the Cross)

When the mob carrying torches and clubs showed up in the garden, the disciples surely woke up quickly and sprang to their feet in terror. 

Day 8 Connection Icon: handcuffs

Day 8 Connection Icon: handcuffs

In John 18:3-11, Jesus showed amazing courage, and confronted those who wanted to arrest Him head-on. He asked them who they were looking for, and they answered His name. So, Jesus decided to repeat His name to confirm that He was the man they were looking for.

“I AM He.”

At the sound of “I AM”, every one of them fell to the ground.

Though the disciples were afraid, and Peter even brandished a sword, Jesus made it clear that He was the Great I AM and this was God’s plan. At any moment, Jesus could have called thousands upon thousands of angels for protection. Yet, Jesus willingly allowed Himself to be bound and arrested.

Even when the disciples didn’t understand, and were so afraid, the words Jesus spoke told them to trust in Him, in His plan of redemption.

And, when we are scared, and don’t see the end, Jesus tells us to trust Him, too.

Cross Cup Toss

Cross Cup Toss

Today, we played Cross Cup Toss, to help us remember that it is only in the cross that we can stand strong. Outside of God’s power, we will fall to our knees. The goal of the game is to toss a small ball into one of the white cups making up the cross. The kids had fun knocking red cups over and cheering when one of them threw a ball into a white cup.

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