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Serve Our Savior Hawaii Lent 5 Sunday School

Welcome

Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, is the fifth Sunday in Lent. In just one week, Holy Week (the special week before Easter) begins. Today, we move into the New Testament and hear a story from that week. With a dirty and humble task, Jesus gives us an example of how to serve one another in love.

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  • What was the best moment of the last week for you? The worst?
  • How did you see God at work in the last week? What is your God sighting?
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Scripture

Matthew 4:19 NIV Try to memorize this verse and create actions to go with it.

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."

John 13:1-17 NIV

13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Talk

Throughout the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), we see Jesus help and serve people. We can follow in His foot steps. Next week, we'll hear about Jesus ultimate act of service and sacrifice: His death. We know it's not the end of the story though. A celebration is coming!

What do you notice about Jesus' actions in the story? How did Jesus show us an example of service? How can you be a helper?
Engage

Serve this week! Whether it is helping out extra at home or doing a special project. Follow Jesus' example of service with your family. If you'd like to really put the story into action, here's a recipe for a special foot wash: ¼ cup Epsom salt, ¼ cup sea salt, ½ cup baking soda, and a few drops of essential oil (such as lavender or peppermint).

Pray + Bless

Pray: Dear Jesus, Thank you showing us what it means to serve. Help us to follow your example and put love into actions everyday. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "The Servant King, Jesus, loves you."

Bonus Material

Being a fisher of people means to serve.

Credits:

Created with images by Pexels - "family family pictures feet" • Schueler-Design - "mosaic texture coloured stone"