Hands-on Faith for Families– week of July 6, 2015
Jesus Frees You from Death
Play: Prepare some paper, writing utensils and coloring supplies for each member of the family. Together, talk about the promise of heaven — the assurance that you will live with God forever (eternity). Using the paper and art supplies, have each person describe heaven with pictures, words or both! Then share these original works of art, and explain how they make you feel about this amazing promise from God.
Talk: Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24). Because you believe in Him, you are set free from the fear of death and can look forward to living forever with God in heaven. Thinking and talking about heaven is one way of celebrating your freedom in Jesus and keeping your focus on God's promises.
Pray: Thank God that He sent His Son, Jesus, so that you can spend eternity with Him.
— Lee Smedly