March 24 | Week 12 Gospel Conversation Opportunity


This week we talked a lot about God’s instructions and how important it was for the Israelites to remember what God had instructed them to do.  Talk about what instructions God has for us today.  What is something we know God has asked us to do?  How do we know what God wants us to do?  Thank God for His Word and for the instructions He gives us through His Word.  Review Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and make a list of ways you can remember what God is instructing you to do.   

Read Matthew 21:1-17 

Today we celebrate PALM SUNDAY or the TRIUMPHAL ENTRY.   

Jesus entered Jerusalem for the Passover celebration and the Jewish people cheered him on and called out “Hosanna” to Him.  They remembered all that had been promised to them about a coming Messiah who would rescue them.  In today’s reading, we see that the Israelites believed that Jesus was that Messiah.  God had fulfilled his promise!   

This week is called “HOLY WEEK.”  For the next 7 days, we will walk through Jesus’ life the week before he was crucified.  As you read each day’s Chronological plan, there will also be a short reading from one of the gospels that will walk us through all that happened the week leading up to Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.  Take some time this week to talk about Jesus’ life, his death and his resurrection.  We have the promise of Heaven because of all that Jesus did for us in Holy Week.  Thank Him for that sacrifice! 

Click below for this weeks take home sheet! This week, you will notice there are two sheets – a Palm Sunday worksheet and an additional Easter lesson worksheet! Feel free to reach out if you have questions!

Weekly take home sheet (Palm Sunday)

weekly take home sheet (Easter)

March Memory Verse:

He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

March Memory Verse

MArch memory verse song

March memory verse coloring sheet

March Fill-in the blank activity

March Prayer calendar