Monthly Big Idea
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
“Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us.”
Ephesians 5:2, NIV
Salvation is God’s Gift
God sent His Son, Jesus, as a gift to everyone.
Paul and Silas Are Thrown into Prison
Paul and Silas sing and praise Jesus in jail, and the guard also becomes a follower of Jesus!
Paul is Shipwrecked
Paul is shipwrecked and still chooses to love everyone like Jesus.
Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25
Followers of Jesus meet together to learn, pray, share, eat, worship, and love like Jesus.
John 14:3; Revelation 21:3-5
Jesus is getting Heaven ready for His friends, where there will be no more sadness, sickness, or pain.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you enter your child’s room, say: “Good morning, [child’s name]! God gave us the best gift ever, and His name is Jesus.”
While on the go, take turns talking about some of the favorite gifts you’ve ever received and what made them so special. End by saying: “Jesus is God’s gift to you, me, and everyone in the world. Jesus is special because Jesus is God’s Son, and Jesus wants to be our friend forever!”
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, thank You just doesn’t seem enough for the gift You gave us in Your Son, Jesus. Knowing that Jesus wants to be my friend forever and [name of child]’s friend forever is the best news!”
Add several toy people/animals/action figures and a plastic container to bath time. Encourage your child to bath everyone and then put everyone in the container. (Try to say “everyone” as much as possible.) When they are done, talk about how God gave Jesus as a gift to EVERYONE!