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


Week One
Salvation is God’s Gift
Ephesians 2:8-9

God sent His Son, Jesus, as a gift to everyone.

Week Two

Paul and Silas Are Thrown into Prison
Acts 16:16-40

Paul and Silas sing and praise Jesus in jail, and the guard also becomes a follower of Jesus!

Week Three

Paul is Shipwrecked
Acts 27:1-28:10

Paul is shipwrecked and still chooses to love everyone like Jesus.

Week Four

The Church
Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25

Followers of Jesus meet together to learn, pray, share, eat, worship, and love like Jesus.

Week Five
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.




Morning Time

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.”

Drive Time

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 Time

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!”

Bath Time

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!

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