KNOW: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
READ: Luke 14:16-24 (NIrV)
REMEMBER: “Love each other as I have loved you” John 15:12, NIV
SHARE: “Who loves you?” (Answer: Jesus loves me.)
The most common question that resounds in our lives is whether or not we’re loved. It is a question your child will ask even into adulthood. Equip them today with this foundational truth. Jesus loves them. It’s that simple. As you read the parable in Luke 14 you can elaborate on this truth. You see, the parable of the banquet holds a powerful message. Remember that parables are simple stories that illustrate a moral lesson. In this parable, Jesus was comparing the land owners and businessmen to the Jewish aristocrats to – people caught up in their own possessions. These men had forgotten the honor and excitement of their invitation to this great banquet! So the invitation shifted from the privileged (Jewish people) to the less-than privileged (everyone else that isn’t Jewish). At that time it was slanderous to suggest that anyone other than a Jew would receive blessing from God. But Jesus wanted to make it clear that the invitation to His Banquet (Life in Him) is open to everyone. The basic truth for your preschooler is that Jesus loves everyone so much that He invites all of us to be a part of His great Party in Heaven. Repeat this statement throughout the week. “Who loves you?” Jesus Love Me!
Create a Rhythm! Watch for your Small Talk when you pick up your preschooler from fpKIDS for a great Play Time activity to put this lesson into action. If you need another copy, email [email protected] and we’ll email it to you!
KNOW: KINDNESS is showing other they are valuable by how you treat them
READ: Luke 6:17-20, 27-36
REMEMBER: “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIrV
SHARE: Who do you know who needs kindness this week? What can you SAY about or DO for this person to show kindness?
Luke 6 reminds me of a reality I often would prefer to ignore. That I should express love to others despite how they treat me. As an adult, I’d like to think I’m better at treating others with love and respect even when they choose to treat me rudely… or even hatefully. However, I must admit that I have my challenges with this. Luke 6: 27-36 gives clear instruction to treat others as valuable no matter what. This is KINDNESS. A virtue we’d like to see in all of our kids. Take some time this week to talk about how and where this applies to your life. Parents, “Keep It Personal” & share your own challenges to overcome this, as well. Allow your child to see you surrender to your Savior. God will use your demonstration in ways you may never predict.
Create a Rhythm! Grab your God Time card this week and take 15 minutes to complete one of the activities with your child. If you need another copy, email [email protected] and we’ll email it to you!