This week’s video from the kids’ Upside Down Series “Jesus Stories: the Gospel Of Luke”

Scroll down to find Scriptures, Discussion Questions, and Prayer Guide.

Scriptures

  • Luke 23:1–25

  • “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Discussion Questions

WHAT (what did we learn from God’s Word?)

  • What did the leaders think Jesus wanted? (Power, Money, and Control)
  • Both Pilate and Herod just wanted to punish Jesus and let Him go, but what did the people want? (To trade Jesus for the revolutionary Barabbas, and to kill Him)
  • What is a revolution? (When someone fights to defeat people or things in power, and to take the power for themselves)

SO WHAT? (Why does it matter?)

  • Why would the people rather have violent Barabbas than peaceful Jesus? (With Barabbas, the problem is SOMEONE ELSE. With Jesus, the problem is IN US)
  • Why did this trade have to happen? (Because sinners like me, you, and Barabbas could never go free if Jesus had not taken our place)

NOW WHAT? (What difference does it make in my life?)

  • How was Jesus a revolutionary? How is He different than Barabbas, or like the other revolutions that have happened in our world?

PRAYER TIME (“TAG Time”)

  • TELL: Tell God how you feel, tell Him the things you are thankful for, tell Him how much you need Him (confess your sins)
  • ASK: Ask God for what you need, ask Him to help you and others
  • GIVE: Give God glory, honor, and praise!

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