September 11, 2011: John 3:13-17, Read for Older Children
Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education · September 5, 2011
The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
Who is the “Son of Man” talked about in this Gospel?
Why did Moses lift up a serpent in the wilderness? What happened to the people who looked at it?
How was the Son of Man “lifted up”?
What happens to people who look up to Jesus, believe in Him, and follow Him?
How much does God love the world? How do you know?