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SUNDAY JULY 26TH
Discuss these questions together as a family:
What type of hero was Joel?
What heroes did he learn about at the museum?
What Bible hero did Joel learn about today?
Why is Jesus the greatest hero of all?
Read Zechariah 1:2-4 and 7:11-13 together.
What did Zechariah warn the people? (He asked the people to not be like their ancestors, but to return to following God.) How did God describe their ancestors? (He called them stubborn. He said they would not listen. He described their hearts as hard.) God loved His people and He desired true followers. Read Zechariah 2:10-12. God wanted His people to know He had not forgotten them. He spoke through Zechariah to tell them that He would live among them. He told His people that many people would come to follow Him. God promised a King who would save His people. That King is Jesus. The Book of Zechariah is referred to many times in the New Testament, and Matthew relied heavily on the Book of Zechariah when writing his Gospel. Zechariah 9:9 is quoted twice in the gospels, by both John and Matthew. Zechariah 9:9 identified the coming Messiah as humble and riding on a donkey. This prophecy was fulfilled on the day Jesus rode a donkey into the city of Jerusalem beginning the final week of His life on earth. Jesus is the true Hero in our story!
Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story from Zechariah