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Lesson 19: The Rich Ruler

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

Have you ever loved something so much that you didn't want to give it up? When I was young, I had a stuffed animal that I never wanted to get rid of! In this lesson, we are going to read about a man who didn't want to give something up to follow Jesus. Don't forget to start memorizing your next key verse. It is Luke 19:10.

 

The Dig:
Luke 18:18-34

What question does the ruler ask Jesus?

What does Jesus tell him to do?

What does the ruler do? If you need a hint, look at verse 23.

What does Jesus tell His disciples is going to happen soon?

 

The Treasure:

You will never be sorry for following Jesus! The rich ruler thought his money would make him happier than following Jesus. He asked the right question about how to be saved, but he made the wrong decision by not giving up his money to follow Jesus. 

 

The Display:

The rich ruler made the mistake of loving his money more than loving Jesus. What are some reasons why you love Jesus more than anything?

Lesson 20: The Blind Beggar

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

One of my friends that I went to college with in Israel was blind. He learned to get around by using a walking stick. He did it, but it wasn't easy! In this lesson, we'll learn about a blind man that Jesus meets on the side of the road.

 

The Dig:
Luke 18:35-43

Where is Jesus traveling?

What does the blind man ask Jesus to do?

What does Jesus do to help the blind man?

The rich ruler walks away from Jesus. What does the blind man do?

 

The Treasure:

Never stop praising Jesus! The blind beggar couldn't stop praising God for all that He had done for him. In verse 43, it says that other people saw him praising God and joined him! 

 

The Display:

There is so much we can thank God for. The blind man praised God because he had been healed of his blindness. What are some things you can praise God for?

Lesson 21: Zacchaeus 

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

One year, while I was in the city of Jericho, I got food poisoning. I have never been so sick in my life! We're going to read about a man named Zacchaeus who lived in Jericho during the time of Jesus. He didn't need Jesus because he was sick, but because he needed to be forgiven. Let's dig! 

 

The Dig:
Luke 19:1-10

What is Zacchaeus' job? 

Why is his job not liked by others? 

How does Zacchaeus get to see Jesus?

What does Jesus say He wants to do?

What does Zacchaeus say he's going to do after Jesus leaves? If you need a hint, look at verse 8.

 

The Treasure:

Sinners are never beyond saving! Even though Zacchaeus had done some pretty bad things, God still loved him and was willing to forgive him. Zacchaeus knew that he wasn't living the way God wanted. He did the right thing by confessing his sin and turning to Jesus!

 

The Display:

Do you know what it means to confess? It means to admit when you have done something wrong. God wants us to admit when we have made a mistake because we are never beyond His love and forgiveness. What are some things you need to ask God to help you with right now?

Lesson 22: Faithful Workers

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

When I was growing up, my parents gave me chores each week. When I did them each week, they rewarded me for my hard work! In this lesson, we are going to read a story Jesus tells in order to teach how we should always work hard for God.

 

The Dig:
Luke 19:11-27

What do the people think is going to happen when Jesus gets to Jerusalem? 

In Jesus' story, the king gives money to how many servants?

Do all of the servants work with the money the king gives them?

 

The Treasure:

Be faithful with the gifts God has given you! Jesus tells this story to show how each of us has different gifts and abilities that we can use for God. God wants us to use those gifts to serve Him and other people. 

 

The Display:

Take a few minutes and discuss with your mom or dad the gifts that God has given you. God has created each of us special with different gifts to use to serve Him. What are yours?

Lesson 23: Jesus Enters Jerusalem 

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

In this lesson, we will be looking at what happens when Jesus enters Jerusalem. It won't be long until people will begin to see that He is heading there to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Let's dig!

 

The Dig:
Luke 19:28-48

What does Jesus tell His disciples to get for him? Take a minute and read Zechariah 9:9. 

When Jesus gets close to the Mount of Olives, what do the crowds start to do?

Why does Jesus weep, or cry, when He enters Jerusalem?

Once Jesus gets to Jerusalem, where does He go?

 

The Treasure:

Jesus is the King of Peace! He came riding in on a colt to show that He was the Messiah, or Savior, coming to save the world from their sins. He was coming to bring peace, but sadly, many people didn't want Him to be their Savior or King. 

 

The Display:

Because Jesus is our Savior and King, we want to listen to Him and live for Him! How are some ways you show that Jesus is your King?

Lesson 24: Jesus Questioned

Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.

 

The Map:

I remember when I was in third grade and some students didn't let me sit at their lunch table the first day of school. Boy, was I sad! In this lesson, we're going to read about how Jesus was rejected by some of the Jewish leaders. 

 

The Dig:
Luke 20:1-19

In Jesus' parable, what does the man plant?

How many servants does the man send to bring back fruit from the vineyard?

Who does the owner finally send? 

What do they do to the owner's son?

 

The Treasure:

God is patient! Jesus tells this story to show how God had sent the Jewish people many servants in the past. He was now sending them His Son, Jesus, to be their Savior. God kept giving them a chance to turn to Him to be forgiven. Unfortunately, some still didn't want to accept Him! 

 

The Display:

I don't want to see any of my family or friends reject Jesus! We need to be patient and pray for friends who aren't Christians. Take a few minutes and list some friends or family you can pray for.

The Oasis

Congratulations! You have made it through the next six lessons! The Oasis is a chance to stop, rest up, and review what you have learned so far on the adventure. During each Oasis, you will be quizzed over the lessons you have already done. Do you think you can remember what you have studied so far? Let's find out!

 

Review Key Verse:
Luke 19:10 (NIV)

Take a minute and tell your mom or dad the key verse. Remember, you are not allowed to look!

 

Review Questions:

1. What does Jesus ask the rich ruler to do?

2. What does the blind beggar do after Jesus heals him?

3. What does Zacchaeus promise to do after Jesus leaves his house?

4. Why does Jesus weep as He rides into Jerusalem?

5. How many servants are sent to the vineyard?

6. What do they do to the owner's son?

The Oasis Activity

Each Oasis Activity is a fun and creative project for children to complete that will help them remember the key verse from each section. To download and print your copy, please visit
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Lesson 25: Give Yourself to God

Key Verse:
Luke 20:25 (NIV)

He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's,
and to God what is God's."

 

The Map:

Has someone ever tried to trick you? What did they do? In this lesson, we are going to read about a time when the religious leaders tried to trick Jesus by asking Him a question. Let's take a look at what He says to them! Don't forget to start memorizing your next key verse. It is Luke 20:25.

 

The Dig:
Luke 20:20-26

Who do the religious leaders send to Jesus?

What do they ask Him?

What does Jesus ask them for?

Whose image is on the coin? 

Whose image are we made in? Take a look at Genesis 1:26-27. 

 

The Treasure:

Give yourself to God! These religious leaders tried to trick Jesus, but it didn't work. They had a coin with Caesar's image on it. Jesus is reminding them that we are made in God's image and so therefore we belong to Him. The coin is Caesar's, but we belong to God!

 

The Display:

Because we belong to God, we want to spend our life obeying Him. What are some ways you show you belong to God?

Lesson 26: God of the Living

Key Verse:
Luke 20:25 (NIV)

He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's,
and to God what is God's."

 

The Map:

Just like the last lesson, we are going to read about how another group of religious leaders asks Jesus a question. This group did not believe in Heaven, the resurrection, or angels, but they are going to ask Jesus a question about what marriage is like in Heaven. Let's see what Jesus says!

 

The Dig:
Luke 20:27-40

What group of religious leaders asks Jesus the question?

What do they ask Him about?

What does the word resurrection mean?

What does Jesus say won't happen in Heaven? If you need a hint, look at verse 36.

 

The Treasure:

Our God is alive! Jesus was teaching the Sadducees that Heaven is for real. They were asking about marriage, which showed they didn't really understand what Heaven is going to be like. People won't need to get married anymore. But most importantly, Jesus is teaching that there will no longer be any pain, sickness, or death. That will be pretty amazing!

 

The Display:

It's pretty hard to fully understand just how amazing Heaven will be! Take a few minutes and discuss what you think will be the best thing about Heaven.

Lesson 27: Costly Love

Key Verse:
Luke 20:25 (NIV)

He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's,
and to God what is God's."

 

The Map:

On one of my trips to Israel, we met a group of archaeologists who were selling fake treasure. These old pieces of pottery and coins looked real, but they weren't! I was not fooled! In this lesson, we're going to read about some religious leaders who looked like they loved God, but they really didn't. Let's dig!

 

The Dig:
Luke 20:41 – 21:4

Who does Jesus say to beware of in this passage?

What does Jesus say they like to do?

Who does Jesus see putting two small coins in the offering?

Is Jesus pleased with her?

 

The Treasure:

You can't fake real faith! Jesus was upset at some of the religious leaders because they were only pretending to love God. Their actions didn't show real faith or love for God! Jesus was very pleased with the woman who gave the two small coins. No how matter how big or small, our actions show whether we really love God or not! 

 

The Display:

Take a minute and go find two dimes. Once you have them, hold them in the palm of your hand. See how small they are? Did you know that the coins the widow gave were about half the size of a dime? They were really small! Because she didn't have very much money, it was a lot for her to give. What are big or small ways we show our faith in God?

Lesson 28: Tough Times

Key Verse:
Luke 20:25 (NIV)

He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's,
and to God what is God's."

 

The Map:

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