Day Three: Foundation of Worth

July 22

Bible Story

Jesus Prayed in the Garden (Mathew 26:36-46)

Today’s Point

Jesus chose to die for me.

Memory Verse

Philippians 1:6 (NIrV) God began a good work in you. And I am sure that he will carry it on until it is completed. That will be on the day Christ Jesus returns.

In Matthew 26:24 Jesus explained that the events about to take place would happen “just as it is written.” Jesus knew that the Scriptures He often pointed to, pointed to Him. It boggles my mind that, during each story chronicled in the Gospels, Jesus was fully aware of what faced Him on the cross. Each amazing miracle story, each masterful parable, each phenomenal teaching moment could end with “and even in that moment Jesus knew He would take the punishment for those around Him.” He would die for the Pharisees who mocked Him, the disciples who struggled with their own belief, the people who followed watching for the next amazing miracle, and the crowds who clamored for more but would soon be incited to call for His crucifixion. It goes beyond that. You and I could be labeled with similar descriptions, and yet Jesus died for us. It causes John 15:13 to overflow with meaning—No greater love.

As the final hours drew near, Jesus fell facedown before the Father and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me.” The “cup” was a symbol of wrath and judgment in the Old Testament. Jesus knew the punishment for sin would be the ultimate in suffering physically, mentally, emotionally, and above all, spiritually. And yet, Jesus ended His prayer with, not as I will, but as You will.” He prayed the way He taught us to pray: trusting the Father’s love and obedient to the Father’s will.

Daily Blueprint

Bob the Builder’s Daily Blueprint Video
Jackhammer Music
Intro Activity and Memory Verse Activity
Bible Story: Jesus Prayed in the Garden (Mathew 26:36-46)
Review and Discussion Questions
Wrecking Ball Recreation: Knock Down/Pick Up
Food Truck Snack Suggestion: “High Steel Beams” – Carrot Sticks
Building Science: Lights Out
Bulldozer Crafts: Preschool: Etched in Steel Cross Elementary: Colored Cross with washers
Excavator Missions: Canned or Dried Beans & Dry Erase Expo Markers

Today’s Lessons & Activities

Lunch Pail with Builder Bob

An overview of today’s activities!

Today’s Memory Verse

A look at the Bible verse we will be committing to heart today.

The Bible Story

A journey into the Bible story for today.

Science Time!

 A walk through the science experiment for the day. 

Feeling Crafty?

How to do today’s craft activity.

The Missions Blueprint

What you can collect and do to support our missions partners today.

The Gospel Message

Everything we’re studying this week comes down to one central message – that Jesus loves you and paid the ultimate sacrifice to be your forever friend. In this video, David explains what it means to know Jesus and follow him. This video is a great tool to begin the gospel conversation with your own kids at home.

Today’s Worship Music