Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
This week, you get to share one of the most unbelievably painful, yet beautiful events in history with your small group. Jesus chose to face the humiliation of the cross, to take the punishment for sin. While that’s hard to wrap our minds around, it doesn’t make this HUGE sacrifice any less true. Jesus humbled himself and put you first when he faced the cross because He loves you. He was willing to do the hardest thing so that your sin could be forgiven. And because He put you first, you can put others first.