Welcome, everyone! In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn about one of the most important ways we relate to each other and to God. It has to do with our needs.
- Does anyone know the difference between a need and a want? (Students will likely offer examples.)
A want is something that isn’t necessary but we think would make us happy or fulfilled or satisfied. A need is something we really can’t get along without!
- What are some examples of real needs? (Possible answers: Food, air, shelter, water, friendship.)
All of us have certain basic needs that we really can’t get along without. There are the obvious ones like food and water. Then there are the less immediate (but no less important) needs like family, a place to live, access to doctors and education, and many other things. If a person’s needs are not met, it can be really damaging.
Let’s watch this video carefully. See if you can find the young man’s needs and how they were met in a special way.
Play this video for your preteens [2:01]:
Kid Adopted For Christmas
- What need did the boy in this video have? (Answer: A family.)
- How did the people in the video meet his need? (Answer: They adopted him.)
In today’s lesson, Jesus meets an important need for many, many people…but promises to meet an even more important need. Let’s see what happens.