Yak Pak Week of February 21st – 27th

Posted: February 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Claims to be God

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus, the good shepherd, is God and is one with the Father in heaven

Key Verse:
“The Father and I are one.”
John 10:30

(Open the bible and read to your child John 10:22-30) Jesus was asked if he was the messiah by a group of Jews. He answers them by talking about sheep, and how they recognize the shepherd’s voice. Jesus told them that his signs and teachings confirm that he is the messiah, but they wouldn’t recognize it because they are not his sheep. This angered them. However, what Jesus said next angered them even more. He told them that he was God, that He and The Father are one. The Son is God and God is the Son. The Jews could did not hearing this and made a move to throw stones at him and arrest him, but he escaped.

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?
John 10 is one of the clearest pre-cross explanations of the ministry of Jesus. The gospel is explained throughout the entire shepherd/sheep analogy. Jesus says that he is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. There is no mistaking the gospel here. Perhaps the most beautiful verse in the entire chapter is verse 18, where Jesus demonstrates his incredible love for us all. Jesus said that his death is his willing choice for his sheep. The transfiguration showed that Jesus had not lost his awesome power. If he had wanted to escape the cross, he certainly had the power to do so. But he chose, instead, to lay aside his power and willingly give up his life for us.


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