Jesus Wants to be Everyone’s Friend
In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus gives the mandate that every church is founded upon. The need to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. And He (Jesus) will be with us always.
Because Jesus wants to be everyone’s friend.
I love the simplicity in that. This weekend we teach your preschooler why Jesus wants us to tell others about Him. Because Jesus wants to be everyone’s friend.
This week, Create a Rhythm, by learning the Bible verse together. Use these simple hand motions to help.
“Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (hold the hand of the
friend next to you) of all nations (extend arms over your head in a circle),”
Matthew 28:19 (open your hands like a book).
Elementary (Kindergarten to 3rd grade)
When Jesus came back from the dead, it proved what He said was true.
Thomas was one of Jesus’ disciples for 3 years and saw some pretty incredible things. More importantly, Thomas was there when Jesus told them about who He was and what He came to earth to do. But just like us… he continued to HUNT for the truth… he doubted.
Doubting is not an abnormal activity. And questions are not something to fear. Many times, asking questions helps us arrive at the right answer.
Jesus didn’t admonish Thomas for doubting. He just gave Thomas the opportunity to prove to himself the Jesus did what He said He would do. And we learn that we can trust those who do what they say they will do.
This week, Create a Rhythm, by helping your student memorize the Bible verse.
God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son.
Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. John 3:16
Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)
Why should we believe what the Bible says?
Have you asked that question before? I admit. I’m skeptical of anyone that’s never asked that question. This week as we HUNT for the truth, we need to explore the very question of why we should believe the Bible is true in the first place.
We’ve got a great teaching lined up for your preteen as we unpack the reasons the Bible is true and why they can believe it.
This week, Make it Personal, by asking yourself the question… Why do I believe the Bible is true? What evidence leads you to believe this? Are you satisfied with your response? If not, there are some great resources you can dig into. Check out the site LeeStrobel.com for some helpful tools. There are some great resources for you AND your preteen.