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The First Step of the Journey

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Welcome to the journey of following Jesus to the cross.

Matthew 3:16-17

Verse 17  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”

Each journey starts with a single step - the decision to go somewhere. The journey we are embarking on today is no different.

Our first step in following Jesus in the way of the cross starts with our acknowledging who Jesus is. Our verses today tell us that Jesus is God's Son, that God loves Him and that God is very pleased with Jesus. So if God says that Jesus is His Son, we should believe that about Him.

But what does it mean to believe that Jesus is the Son of God? It means He wasn't just an every day guy, He was someone special that came to show us what God is like. If God sent Him to show us about who God is and what He is like, then we need to get to know Him better! That is what this journey will help us do.

Making it personal

Do you believe that Jesus is more than just an average man? Does knowing that He isn't just a historic person make you look at His life differently? What is one thing in your life that is different from others in our world because of who you believe Jesus to be? Is there something in your life that should be different from the way of the world but isn't?

Making it personal kids

Who is Jesus? Have you ever heard your dad or mom say that they love you and were proud of you? Has your dad or mom ever told you that God loved you and that He would be proud of you for doing something that you did? Think of something you can do today that would make God proud of you and do it!

Closing prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending Jesus. Help us learn to follow Him in the way of the cross. Please teach us new things about Jesus every day. Thank You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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