Read Matthew 27:39-40 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What are some good excuses to get out of doing the dishes?
Parent Note: Explain to your child that we are given chores to learn responsibility and to help out our families. As Jesus hung on the cross, people mocked Him and said things like, "If you're really the Son of God, save yourself!" Jesus could have done just that, but He didn't. Jesus endured torture and an incredibly long and painful death because He knew it was His job—His job was to save us.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for Jesus.
I know that he took the punishment that I deserved.
Help me to live a life of thankfulness.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.