The leaders of Jerusalem required a temple tax from the people. Jesus knew however that he wasn’t obligated to pay God to be his father. He accepted that as a gift. We learn that we do not need to pay to be God’s children! If God provides his love as a free gift, we can trust him to also provide in other areas in our lives.
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The disciples were learning to walk in the authority that Jesus had given them and that the Holy Spirit was empowering them. The outcome of that in this story was not just that a man got healed but that he received Jesus! It didn’t just stop there either, because his healing led to many others coming to know Jesus as well. The emphasis of the story is not on the healing itself, but that in Jesus we have a lot to offer people!
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The calling of the disciples is central to the gospel story and it comes up in all four of the gospels. The fact that Jesus chooses people and equips them for his work is as true for us today as it was back then. We want the kids to know that Jesus is on a mission to save the world and that he has invited us to be part of that incredible mission! Sometimes it means leaving things behind, but we will never be disappointed. Continue reading Jesus Calls Peter