Entries by Christin A.

Jesus Prayed in the Garden

The wind was picking up now, blowing clouds across the moon, shrouding the garden in darkness. “Stay up with me?”  Jesus asked his friends.  They said yes and waited under the olive trees, but they were tired and soon feel asleep. Jesus walked ahead alone, into the dark.  He needed to talk to his heavenly […]

The Last Supper

Dear Parents, This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, our journey takes us to The Last Supper in John 13–17. Although this is the same event as we focused on last week, this week we are emphasizing Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Our story starts when Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, had approached […]

Preparation for Passover

Dear Parents, Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week, we talked about preparing for Passover and read from Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; and Luke 22:7-23. As the Passover celebration drew near, Jerusalem hummed with excitement. Everyone wondered if Jesus—teacher, miracle-worker, and prophet—would come for Passover. (John 11:56-57) The […]

A Widow’s Gift

Dear Parents, This week’s Bible story comes from Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4, and it focuses on the widow’s gift. While Jesus was in Jerusalem in the days leading up to the Passover, He often taught in the temple complex. The scribes and Pharisees questioned Jesus in hopes of tricking Him into saying something that […]

Jesus Cleansed the Temple

Dear Parents, Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week’s Bible story comes from Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; and Luke 19:45-48. In preparation for the Passover feast, Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke also describe Jesus’ cleansing of the temple. Herod […]

Jesus Was Anointed

Dear Parents, This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, our journey takes us to Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; and John 12:1-8. Each of these accounts notes Jesus’ anointing six days before Passover. Jesus was in Bethany, eating supper at Simon the leper’s house. Since lepers were social outcasts, Simon may have been healed from […]

The Triumphal Entry

Dear Parents, Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story focuses on The Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19). The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday—the day Jesus entered Jerusalem as the King of kings the week before Passover. Many of God’s people traveled […]

The Rich Young Ruler

Dear Parents, Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week, we focused on the rich young ruler. Jesus had set out on a journey with His disciples; they were likely heading to Jerusalem. (See Mark 10:32.) Suddenly, a man ran up to meet Jesus. The man knelt before Jesus […]

Mary and Martha

Dear Parents, This week we looked at the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10:33-42 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what […]

Zacchaeus

Dear Parents, Zacchaeus was worried. People said Jesus was coming to town. Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus, but so did everyone else! And Zacchaeus was too short to see over the crowd—unless he could find something tall to stand on. “Trees are tall—maybe a tree would work,” Zacchaeus thought. So he found a tree beside […]