October 22, 2023

We are starting a new unit on some of the events leading up to Jesus’ arrest. The question for this unit is, “How is Jesus the perfect Priest? Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for sin, and He speaks to God the Father for us today.”  Our memory verse for this unit is Hebrews 4:15 (NIV), “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”  Try memorizing the verse as a family. (Preschoolers will memorize the bolded portion.)

This week, we will be looking at the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet and talking about worship. We will see that “pouring the expensive oil on Jesus was not a waste; it was worship. By allowing Mary to anoint Him, Jesus showed that He is more valuable than anything. Jesus knew He would soon die, be buried, and rise from the dead on the third day to rescue sinners.” We usually think of singing in church as worship but acts of service and giving are also worship. Ultimately, we want to live lives of genuine devotion to Jesus. That is the best kind of worship!

Check out the Learn More At Home button for discussion questions and activities you can do to reinforce learning and application at home. There is also a QR code that leads to Preschool and Elementary videos of the Bible story.