- Who are some people who sometimes risk their lives to save others? (Students may mention law enforcement officers, military, firefighters, parents for their children.)
- What are some reasons someone might die for someone else? (Students may answer that a person might do this out of duty, because it is their job, because they love or care for the person [parent].)
Some jobs are dangerous. Those who serve in the military or as police officers or as firefighters put themselves in harm’s way to protect and save others. Every day these people go into dangerous situations to help and rescue people. Let’s watch an amazing video about a crisis and rescue.
Share the following video [2:13]:
‘Please tell me that baby’s ok’ | Man rescues 5 children from burning home
- How do you think the kids and their parents felt about the firefighter who saved them? (Students may share that they were thankful, relieved, felt they owed him something, etc.)
- The news reporters said Nicholas was the hero in this story. What about this firefighter’s behavior made him a hero? (Answers will vary but might include entering a dangerous situation and being willing to do whatever it took to save the victims.)
- Can you tell about a time when you needed to be rescued? (Remind your students that there are many more things we need to be rescued from than burning buildings. If your students have a hard time thinking of things, remind them of some time when they were scared, hurt, or lost and someone came to rescue them. Be prepared to share your own experience.)
Not everyone is the victim of a disaster like a fire or flood, but all of us need to be rescued. Today we’re going to talk about Jesus and how He was willing to lay down His life to save each one of us.