To help the children understand that they are following Jesus' example when they make good choices
The children will tell the story of Jesus overcoming temptation in the desert.
The children will be familiar with Luke's account if you did the optional activity, Mark and Luke Tell the Story:
The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. Jesus didn't eat for 40 days and 40 nights. He was very hungry. The devil came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, turn these stones into loaves of bread." Jesus said, "The Scritpures say the people do not live only on bread, but on every word that God speaks." Then the devil took Jesus to the top of the Temple. He said to Jesus, "If you are the Son of God, Throw yourself down. The Scriptures say that God will tell the angels to protect you." Jesus answered, "The Scriptures also say you shall not put God to the test." The devil took Jesus to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world. The devil said, "All these I shall give you if you worship me." Jesus said, "Go away, Satan!" The Scriptures say that you shall worship God alone, and you sahll serve only him." Then the devil left Jesus, and angels came and cared for him.