BRAVE Kids Online: Elementary


When you share this story with your kids, remind them that... 

"Jesus knew that His death was God’s plan to save people from sin. Jesus’ friends turned against Him and He was arrested and put on trial, but Jesus followed His Father’s plan in order to bring salvation to the world."

Family Discussion Questions & Scripture Reading

Ask the following questions and discuss:

  1. What did Jesus pray in the garden? (“Let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will,” Matt. 26:39)
  2. Which disciple betrayed Jesus and how? (Judas, with a kiss; Matt. 26:47-49)
  3. How did Jesus respond when the high priest told Jesus to say if He is the Messiah? (Jesus agreed, Matt. 26:64)
  4. Why do you think Peter denied knowing Jesus? Guide kids to discuss the fear Peter surely felt. If the religious leaders had arrested Jesus, what would stop them from also arresting and punishing Jesus’ followers? Peter was focused on his own physical well-being and comfort, not on Jesus.
  5. When might we feel tempted to pretend we don’t know Jesus? Guide kids to discuss the pressure the world will put on them to disobey God. Remind them that Satan is always working to convince people to worship things or people other than God. It may feel easier or more comfortable to ignore Jesus, but we are called to boldly preach the gospel to all.
  6. What is something difficult or scary that God may ask you to do? Guide kids to think through situations they may face now or in the future. Remind them that no matter what situations we face, we always have hope for the future. Someday Jesus will return and destroy all evil, fixing the world for us to live with God forever.

SAY TO YOUR CHILDREN • Jesus allowed His enemies to arrest Him. He knew that God’s plan would be painful, scary, sad, and very difficult. He obeyed anyway and went to the cross to take the punishment we deserve. He is our Savior.


Unit 26 Lesson 4: Jesus Was Arrested