Because we are not meeting together as a congregation, we do not want your children to miss out on their regular teaching time, so every week that we are apart we will post a video of the lesson as well as the activity pages, which you will find below. 

Sunday, September 20                                                                                   Unit 25, Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings  

  • STORY POINT: Many people misunderstood Jesus’ teaching.
  • MEMORY VERSE: Colossians 1:13 He has rescued us … and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. Colossians 1:13
  • BIG PICTURE QUESTION: How does God care for His creation? God loves and rules over His creation according to His perfect plan.  

The Jewish leaders in Jesus’ time struggled with His teachings. How could this man, whom they knew as the son of Joseph, be the Son of God? Furthermore, Jesus talked about giving His flesh and blood. To the Jews, this didn’t make any sense. Jesus wanted to do more than fill people’s stomachs; He wanted to give them true life. Jesus’ teachings were hard to understand. When Jesus talked about His flesh and blood, He was talking about His death and resurrection. When we trust in Jesus, He gives us the gift of eternal life.  

Many people stopped following Jesus because they could not accept His teachings. Yet Peter, one of the Twelve, grasped the truth: “You have the words of eternal life. … You are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69). When we trust in Jesus, He gives us the gift of eternal life.

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