Apr 11 RECOGNIZE

Lesson Title: The Road to Emmaus
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Our theme is RECOGNIZE
 
 

What’s happening in this story? 

We enter this story focused on two disciples who are confused and still mostly in disbelief about the good news of Jesus’ resurrection.  Jesus meets these two disciples while they are on the road traveling, but they do not recognize him.  As they gather at the table, and Jesus breaks, blesses, and gives bread, all is revealed.  And just as all is revealed – and they are aware of whose presence they have been in that day – Jesus is gone.  

What does this story mean for kids? 

The beauty of “The Road to Emmaus” is that it happened in daily life while Jesus’ followers were talking to friends, walking, eating a meal, and inviting a friend to stay over.  Kids can similarly imagine where Jesus might enter our daily lives – at the grocery story?  The library?  The swimming pool?  Does Jesus walk with us today on the soccer field or at the gym?  You can enter the story by exploring where they might encounter Jesus in their life.  

Why this theme? 

It can sometimes be difficult to remember that – despite the chaos – God is still active and present in the world.  The response is not to dismiss God’s role, but to search it out.  To look for and praise the moments when we recognize Jesus at work among us.  

 
 
Video Segments
Note: The password for the videos this week is different than usual. It is the word ‘connect’.
 
Preschool – K
This week, please refer to the Gr 1-2 materials for Preschool – K
Gr 1-2
 
Gr 3-4
 
Gr 5-6
 

 

 

Taken directly from Whirl Sunday School Curriculum 2016

Whirl Classroom Sunday School Curriculum. Sparkhouse, 2016.