Bible Story: We’re finishing out the month with another passage in Hebrews. In Hebrews 12:2-3 the author notes that to run the race of life with perseverance, we should focus our attention on Jesus. Jesus is the ultimate example of someone who endured death itself to accomplish the rescue mission God set out for Him.
Bottom Line: Keep going because of what Jesus did for you. Knowing that Jesus persevered through death and was resurrected is the best encouragement for us to keep going when life gets hard. When we focus on Jesus, we remember that nothing is impossible and God will help us get through whatever we face in life.
Key Question: What can help you focus on Jesus? It’s one thing to say we need to focus on Jesus, it’s another thing to understand how we actually do that. With this question, we hope to help figure out what it looks like to focus on Jesus when we need His help to persevere.
Extra Memory Verse: “Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith. He paid no attention to the shame of the cross. He suffered there because of the joy he was looking forward to. Then he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. He made it through these attacks by sinners. So think about him. Then you won’t get tired. You won’t lose hope.” Hebrews 12:2-3, NIrV
This Month’s Memory Verse
Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse! Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend. Click HERE to watch a video to help!
GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how: There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click HERE to see this week’s GodTime card!
Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen the music your child will be singing during the month of May along with some other fun DV tunes.
A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month. It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. This month, kids will receive a Perseverance sweat band. This will help them remember that even when life gets tough, they can wipe the sweat off their brow and refuse to give up because of the power of God in them. Click HERE to check it out!