September 16, 2012: Mark 8:34-38, Told for Younger Children
Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education · September 10, 2012
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us how to follow Him. He said that we cannot just do what we want to do. He said we should do what He wants us to do. Sometimes that will be hard, just like it was hard for Jesus to die on the cross for us. But if we do what God wants, we will be saved.
Jesus said that nothing on earth is better than our soul. He said we will lose our soul if we just do what we want while we’re alive. He said we should not be embarrassed to follow Him. He also said we should not be embarrassed of His words.
We are happy to follow Jesus!
1. What should we do to follow Jesus? Will it always be easy?
2. Do you wear a cross around your neck? Does it help you think about doing hard things for God?
3. Did you ever play “Follow the Leader?” Do you like to lead or follow? Who do Christians get to follow?
4. Were you ever embarrassed to follow Jesus? If you are tempted to be embarrassed, pray that God will help you to follow Him with a happy heart.