Hands-on Faith for Families– week of January 7, 2019
Theme: Receive Gifts from God
Jesus Is Our Friend
Scripture:I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)
Play:Tape a large sheet of paper to the wall. Write as many words as you can to describe good friends (great, super, fantastic).
Talk:Jesus had 12 disciples who were His friends. You can become a friend of Jesus, too. When you follow and obey Jesus just as His disciples did, Jesus calls you His friend. What kind of friend is Jesus? In John 15:13, Jesus says, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” That’s what Jesus did for His disciples and for you.
Pray:Name one good friend and tell God something you love about that person. Then thank God for him or her.
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