Monthly Big Idea
I can love like Jesus.
“A friend loves at all times.”
Proverbs 17:17, NIrV
Jesus Washes His Friends’ Feet
John 13:3-7, 34-35
Jesus washes His disciples’ feet and then tells them to love others the way He has loved them.
Jesus Is Gentle
Jesus is kind and gentle to a woman after she touches Him so she can be healed.
Jesus feeds over 5,000 hungry people with only five loaves of bread and two fish.
Jesus Loves Everyone
Jesus invites people with different jobs and backgrounds to follow Him because Jesus loves everyone.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you enter your child’s room, say: “Good morning, [child’s name]! It’s time to wake up and love like Jesus!”
While on the go, ask the following question with different times of the day: “Does Jesus love you in the (morning, lunchtime, playtime, etc.)?” Then say, “Yes! Jesus is a friend who loves at all times!”
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, thank You for sending Jesus to show us that You love everyone. It doesn’t matter where a person lives, their job, or what they look like…Jesus loves everyone! And that means [name of child], and I can love everyone too, just like Jesus.”
During bath time, talk about how Jesus washed His disciples’ feet while you wash your child’s feet. Tell them that Jesus did that to show us how to love.