Class D: Jesus does God’s will
Mega Zoe Christian Church
Theme: Jesus does God’s will.
Ø For the children to learn that:
1st) We must not resist God’s will in our lives, even when there is fear.
2nd) We must forget to please the eyes of men and love what the will of the Father is.
3rd) Jesus (the blood of the pact) makes us suitable to do His will.
II Biblical Lecture (The teacher must study to prepare the class)
Ø Matthew 26:36-42 / John 12:27
Ø Psalm 143:10 / Luke 12:47
III Verse to remember:
Ø Psalm 143:10
IV Review the last class.
V Class Development:
Ø After Jesus was fulfilling His ministry on earth, to which He was sent by His Father, He has performed many miracles, and many people started to believe in Him.
Ø But when He was about to finish His ministry on earth and was in a place called Gethsemane, He was alone. Although He was with His disciples, He was alone.
Ø When He arrived to (the orchard) Gethsemane, Jesus told His disciples to stay behind so He could go farther and pray.
Ø He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (vers. 37)
Ø Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” (vers.38)
Ø Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (vers 39)
Ø Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.
Ø Jesus told them again to pray and watch, until He finishes praying.
Ø He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (vers.42)
Ø Jesus began to be sorrowful and troubled because He was going to do His Father’s will.
Ø Jesus was in Gethsemane. Gethsemane means oil press, where the liquid from the olives were extracted to make oil.
Ø In doing the will of the Father, Jesus was feeling to be triturated, in pain; He was in self denial, in great sorrow and humiliation.
Ø In Gethsemane, Jesus humiliated down to pain and sorrow for what He was to suffer for mankind.
Ø Jesus asked the Father to save Him from that hour, but He also told Him to be His Father’s will not His, for Jesus came to earth to do His Father’s will.
Ø There is pain in His Father’s will and to be in pain He must have been gentle.
Ø Jesus having everything, He denied himself to do His Father’s will.
Ø Then Jesus feeling His soul troubled and knowing He was sent by the Father for this, He asked His Father to glorify His name.
Ø Jesus body was for God to glorify His name. And that is our body for.
Ø Just as the Father did with Jesus, He would do in us. He could triturate us, crush us, grind us until His name be glorified, so we could do His will.
Ø But to do the Father’s will we must have the blood of His pact.
Ø Only God could teach us to do His will through His Word.
Ø Let our prayer to the Father be: Lord, teach to do your will.
VI Suggested Activity: Color a class drawing.