March 2024 - Misunderstood

March 2024 - Misunderstood


Each month will now include a preschool lesson that matches the theme of the Elementary lesson and can be used throughout the month.

Preschool Main Idea:  Jesus offers life beyond our greatest hopes.

Preschool Bible Story: John 20, Sunday Morning



"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18 

March 3: Jesus came to lead a revolution of love.

Synopsis: The triumphal entry was an important event, full of significance. It was beautiful, because Jesus was praised and recognized as the King and Savior, that He is. But it was also tragic, because the same crowds that praised Jesus, would soon turn on Him, because they misunderstood what He was about. He didn’t meet their expectations. They expected a political leader who would lead a revolt, and free Israel from Rome. But Jesus came to lead a different kind of revolution; a revolution of love and sacrifice.
Scripture: Matthew 21, The Triumphal Entry
Worship Songs: Whom Shall I Fear, See a Victory, There's Nothing that Our God Can't Do
Game Video: Jelly Bean Jumble
Bible Story Video:

March 10: Jesus wants us to serve one another humbly.

Synopsis: At the last supper, the disciples knew that something big was about to happen. Jesus rode into town, praised by the masses, and then cleansed the temple courts. His popularity exploded as he taught in the temple every day. The religious leaders couldn’t stop him. But the disciples misunderstood what was happening. They thought that Jesus was about to take political control. So they used this opportunity to jockey for rank. They argued over who would be the greatest in Jesus’ new order. But Jesus set them straight.
Scripture: Luke 22, The Last Supper
Worship Songs: See a Victory, There's Nothing that Our God Can't Do, Deep And Wide
Game Video: Bible Trivia: 12 Disciples
Bible Story Video:

March 17: Jesus used His power to help others, not Himself

Synopsis: In John 10, Jesus insists that nobody can take His life from Him. He is in complete control, and He laid down his life willingly. And when Pilate tried to claim that he had power over His life, Jesus assured Pilate that the governor misunderstood the situation. The only power Pilate had, was given to Him by Jesus’ Father in Heaven. Even though Jesus had ultimate power, He used it selflessly, to save us, instead of saving Himself.
Scripture: John 18, Jesus and Pilate
Worship Songs: There's Nothing that Our God Can't Do, Deep And Wide, Oh How I Love Jesus
Game Video: Bible Heroes Unmasked
Bible Story Video:

March 24: Jesus’ death was His greatest victory.

Synopsis: Everybody but Jesus seemed to misunderstand what happened when He died. Jesus’ enemies thought it was a victory for them. The disciples thought it was a defeat. The Romans thought that it was the end of a small uprising. But later, it came to be understood as the victory, where Jesus defeated sin. Colossians 2 tells us that at the cross, Jesus disarmed, and triumphed over the forces of evil.
Scripture: John 19, The Crucifixion 
Worship Songs: Deep And Wide, Oh How I Love Jesus, Gratitude
Game Video: Rotten Easter Eggs
Bible Story Video:

March 31: Jesus offers life beyond our greatest hopes.

Synopsis: Easter Sunday was full of misunderstandings. Mary thought that Jesus’ body had been stolen. And when she saw Jesus, she thought He was a gardener. The disciples didn’t understand what was going on. Even though Jesus told them repeatedly that He would raise from the dead, nobody understood that this is what had happened. You can’t blame them. It probably just seemed too good to be true. But Jesus really is that good. He offers us life beyond what we could ever hope for.
Scripture: John 20, Sunday Morning
Worship Songs: Whom Shall I Fear
Oh How I Love Jesus
Game Video: Easter Eggscape Room
Bible Story Video:

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