This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Luke 12) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: Luke the doctor was a missionary companion of the apostle Paul. He wrote the book of Acts also. He focuses this account of the life of Jesus on His humanity and how Jesus understands our weaknesses and cares about every need that we have.
Jesus addressed the fear that His followers had over those who were their enemies. He told them something about God’s care for them that they didn’t understand.
Ask the children…
What did Jesus ask Peter?
“But who do you say I am?” (Luke 9:20)
How did Peter respond?
“You are the Messiah[d] sent from God!” (Luke 9:21)
Peter had finally got it. Jesus was not what all these other people were guessing. He was the Messiah that had been prophesied in the Old Testament that God would send to heal the broken hearted and to set the captives free. This was not an even an extraordinary man, but God Himself come to earth.
Ask your children who they say Jesus is? Ask them how this makes their lives different every day? Talk to Jesus about this and ask Him to reveal more of what it means that He is the Messiah who has come to live in our hearts.
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