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It's not always easy to be a Christian. Sometimes it's even dangerous! We are going to read about how Jesus taught His disciples to never give up, even when they faced tough times. Let's take a look at what Jesus says in this lesson. 

 

The Dig:
Luke 21:5-38

What does Jesus say is going to happen to the temple?

What are other signs Jesus mentions are going to happen?

What does Jesus tell His disciples not to do? Look again at verses 9 and 14.

 

The Treasure:

With God's help, we need to be strong! Jesus was warning His disciples that tough times were ahead. The temple was going to be destroyed, people were going to start being mean to them, and there would even be some people saying they were the Messiah or Savior. He wasn't trying to scare them; Jesus just wanted His disciples to be ready to stand firm no matter what!

 

The Display:

Sometimes it's not easy to be a Christian! I am thankful that we live in a country where we can go to church and be a Christian without fear, but not all Christians around the world can do that. Take some time and discuss with your mom or dad how you can "stand firm," but also pray for Christians in other parts of the world that may be facing tough times right now.

Lesson 29: The Last Supper

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:

We are nearing the end of The Dig! These last few lessons are important because they tell us the story of how Jesus died and rose again for our sins. In this lesson, we'll see how Jesus is beginning to prepare His disciples for what is ahead. 

 

The Dig:
Luke 22:1-38

Name at least one of the disciples who is going to deny or betray Jesus.

The Passover was an important holiday for the Jewish people. It was a celebration of how God had saved them from their slavery in Egypt. God "passed over" or saved the Israelites if they sprinkled blood from a lamb on the doorframe of their home. What is Jesus teaching His disciples about Himself during this Passover meal? 

Jesus' disciples want to know who is the greatest. How does Jesus teach His disciples to be great? For some help, look at verse 27.

 

The Treasure:

Jesus came to be a servant! He served us by being the perfect Passover Lamb. He was beginning to teach His disciples that He was going to die and rise again for the sins of the world. Some of His disciples would stick with Him, but others would not. 

 

The Display:

Jesus was preparing His disciples about what was to come, but He was also teaching His disciples how to live until He returns. Being a servant means not just looking at your own wants or desires, but looking to help others. What are some ways you can be a servant to other people?

Lesson 30: Your Will Be Done

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:

As much as I enjoy a good adventure, I do not enjoy flying in an airplane! Flying makes me pray a lot harder. We have already seen how Jesus was preparing His disciples about what was to come. Let's take a look at how Jesus prepared Himself. Let's dig!

 

The Dig:
Luke 22:39-46

Where does Jesus go to pray? 

Read verse 39 again. Depending on your Bible translation, it might say that Jesus went out to pray "as usual" or it was His "custom." What does that say about how often Jesus prayed?

What is Jesus praying about?

What are His disciples doing?

 

The Treasure:

Pray for what God wants, not just what you want! Sometimes we can ask God for the wrong things. Even though Jesus was troubled by the thought of going to the cross, He prayed that He would have the strength to do what God the Father wanted Him to do. He prayed, "Not my will, but yours, be done."

 

The Display:

Jesus' prayer is a great reminder of how we are to pray. We can be honest and tell God anything, but we should always remember to pray for God's will to be done in our life! How do you pray? Why do you think it's important to pray? What are some ways you can pray more often this week?

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 20:25 (NIV)

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

 

Review Questions:

1. Whose image is on the coin Jesus asks for?

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

3. What does Jesus say is going to happen to the temple?

4. How does Jesus teach His disciples to be great?

5. Where does Jesus go to pray? 

6. What do Jesus' disciples do when He is praying?

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
http://thedigforkids.com/the-oasis-activities-2/
and log in using the password below: 

raisingthemup

Lesson 31: Jesus Arrested

Key Verses:
Luke 24:33-34

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"

 

The Map:

Several years ago, I went with a friend of mine who is a pastor to see someone in jail. The man we went to see was guilty of committing crimes that included stealing and doing drugs. Sadly, he was going to be in jail for a long time. In this lesson, we'll see what happens to Jesus even though He was innocent and without any sin. Don't forget to start memorizing your next key verses. They are Luke 24:33-34.

 

The Dig:
Luke 22:47-71

What happens to Jesus at the beginning of this passage?

Who comes to arrest him?

What does Peter do when a girl asks if he is a disciple?

What do the guards do to Jesus?

 

The Treasure:

Jesus suffered unfairly! Though Jesus was arrested and mistreated, He was innocent. People did not want to receive Him as their Savior and so they rejected Jesus. Even though He was unfairly arrested, God was showing us how He was going to lovingly save us. 

 

The Display:

Jesus never fought back with hurtful words or weapons. He continued to trust God the Father and love those who were mistreating Him. How do you show love for those who are mean to you? Are there ways you can show love to people who aren't always nice?

Lesson 32: Crucify Him

Key Verses:
Luke 24:33-34

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"

 

The Map:

The first year my wife and I were married, we received a letter telling us how much we owed for a repair on our house. It was very expensive and we were worried because we didn't know how we were going to afford it. In this lesson, we are going to read about how Jesus paid a debt we could never have paid. Let's dig!

 

The Dig:
Luke 23:1-49

What do the religious leaders accuse Jesus of? For a hint, see verse 2.

What are the crowds yelling?

Who is crucified next to Jesus?

What does Jesus say to God the Father as He is on the cross?

 

The Treasure:

Jesus paid our debt! Our sin separates us from God. Because of our sin, we owe God a debt we could never pay back on our own. But because God loves us, He was willing to pay the price of our sins for us. Jesus died on the cross to take our place and pay the price of our sins so we could be forgiven. That is amazing love!

 

The Display:

It is amazing to think about all that Jesus suffered and went through for us. Tonight before you go to bed, I want you to write a letter to Jesus. It doesn't have to be really long, but write a note to Him thanking Him for all He has done for you. When you're done, put your note or letter in a place that you will see every day. This will be a great reminder of God's love.

Lesson 33: He Is Alive

Key Verses:
Luke 24:33-34

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"

 

The Map:

If the story of Jesus stopped with His death, it would be a pretty sad story. But the good news is that is not how the story ends! In this lesson, we are going to read what God does shortly after Jesus was crucified for our sins.

 

The Dig:
Luke 23:50 – 24:1-35

Who takes Jesus' body and places Him in a tomb?

Who are the first people to discover that Jesus is alive?

Who else is at Jesus' empty tomb?

What happens to the two men walking to Emmaus?

 

The Treasure:

Jesus is alive! Jesus not only died for our sins, but God raised Him from the dead! This proved that Jesus really was the Messiah, or Savior, of the whole world. The Bible promises something really amazing: Everyone who believes in Jesus will someday be with Him and one another in Heaven. That is good news!

 

The Display:

Take a moment and read John 3:16. Has there ever been a time that you have told Jesus you believe in Him and you want to live for Him? If not, take a moment and pray with your mom or dad. Tell Jesus you believe He died and rose again for you and you want to live for Him. If you have already done this, take some time right now to pray for friends or family who aren't Christians. And don't forget to keep praying for them!

Lesson 34: Tell the World

Key Verses:
Luke 24:33-34

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"

 

The Map:

It's hard to believe, but this is the final lesson of Luke. You made it! But as we'll see, the story doesn't end here. In this final lesson, let's read what Jesus wants His disciples to do up until He returns. Let's dig!

 

The Dig:
Luke 24:36-53

How do Jesus' disciples react when He comes to see them?

What does He tell them to do to prove He is really alive?

Who does Jesus promise He is going to send to them very shortly? See Acts 1:4, 8.

Once the Holy Spirit gives them power, what are they supposed to go do?

 

The Treasure:

Go be a witness! Jesus promised that He was going to send the Holy Spirit to live in us and give us the power we need to live for God. Jesus wants us to spread this amazing news that God loves us and wants us to have a relationship with Him. 

 

The Display:

Even though we are done studying the gospel of Luke, God is not done with us! He wants us to live our lives to please Him. One of the ways we do this is by telling others about Jesus. How can you tell others about Jesus?

Congratulations on completing Luke Volume 2! I hope you join me on another Bible adventure soon. Until then, keep your eyes on Jesus!

The Oasis

Congratulations! You have made it to the last Oasis! As you know, the Oasis is a chance to stop, rest up, and review what you have learned so far on the adventure. Do you think you can remember what you have studied so far? Let's find out!

 

Review Key Verses:
Luke 24:33-34

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

 

Review Questions:

1. Who arrests Jesus?

2. What do they do to Him after He is arrested?

3. What are the crowds shouting?

4. What does Jesus say to those who have Him crucified?

5. Who finds Jesus' empty tomb first? 

6. Who tells the women that Jesus has risen?

7. What does Jesus' disciples do when He appears to them?

8. What does He tell His disciples to go do?

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
http://thedigforkids.com/the-oasis-activities-2/
and log in using the password below: 

raisingthemup

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