Help! I need somebody! – Jan 2015


At Pathways Church, our greatest desire for our preschool children is that they know three basic truths by the time they are five years old: God Made Me, God Loves Me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Each weekend, we help the children understand these truths through fun, interactive Bible stories, activities, and worship.

As we enter into the year 2015, it’s a time when many of us evaluate where we are and where we want to go. What do we really need to do this year? Where do we need to go? Whom do we need in our lives? I know Someone we ALL need. We all need Jesus. I need Jesus. You need Jesus. Even our little preschool friends need Jesus. And, that’s what we’re sharing with them this month.

Each week, our preschool friends will hear a story of someone who really needed Jesus— like in a very big way. The blind man needed Jesus to help him see for the very first time. (Oh, how preschoolers love the mud aspect of this story.) The lame man needed Jesus to heal him so he could get up and walk. Not to mention that he needed his four friends to get him to Jesus.

The deaf man needed Jesus to help him hear and talk. Can you imagine suddenly being able to hear and speak clearly having never done so before? How awesome!! The ten lepers needed Jesus to heal them, and He did. My favorite part of that story is the one guy who comes back to say ”thank you.” We made sure to include that part in the activities as we want our preschoolers to say “thank you” too.

All these men really needed Jesus to do some pretty big things. And, sometimes preschoolers need Jesus for some pretty big things, at least they’re big to them. What we want our preschoolers to know is that we all need Jesus, and He is there with us each and every day to love us and to help us. What an amazing Savior He is.

Memory Verse: “You are everything I need.” Psalm 119:57, NIrV

Week One: Jesus has the power to help me • Healing the Blind Man • John 9:1-7

Week Two: Jesus has the power to help my friends • The Four Friends • Mark 2:1-12

Week Three: Everyone needs Jesus • Healing the Deaf Man • Mark 7:32-37

Week Four: I can ask Jesus for help • The Lepers • Luke 17:11-19

Keep the conversation going at home.
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