This morning we will discuss the temptations of Jesus. I will start with a good review of The Baptism of Jesus since I didn't think I did it justice Wednesday night and since it flows right into the temptations of Jesus. I like to have a folder activity for each week's lesson, but I just couldn't figure one out for this one, until early this morning (before I went to bed). I'll have to complete it for Wednesday night. I got the idea while looking on another blog. I wish I had seen it earlier.
One thing I want to talk to them about today is just how long Jesus went without food. He wasn't just a little hungry, he was probably near death. He had been without food for 40 days. I calculated it on my calendar and that would be like us not eating since January 2nd. That's a long time to go without food. That's why the temptations were so tempting.
My Lesson Plan:
Sing: Tell Me The Story of Jesus -- They resigning themselves to the fact that we're going to sing. I love hearing young people this age sing.
Review what we've studied so far.
Today's lesson: The Temptations of Jesus (see above)
Review the New Testament cards on the wall. We did Acts Sunday night and will do Romans this morning.
Go over Salt/Light passage. I have stickers ready for anyone that is ready to recite their memory work. I've told them that before they can recite it, they must have done all the activities in the tote for that passage and have written it down from memory.
Let them spend time in the stations.