Monthly Big Idea
Jesus loves everyone.
“Be kind and loving to each other.” Ephesians 4:32, NCV
The Man with Leprosy
Matthew 8:1-3; Mark 1:40-45
Jesus touches a man who asks for help and heals him of all his boo-boos.
The Unloved Woman
Jesus is a kind and loving friend to a woman when she is caught doing something wrong.
Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus. Jesus tells him to come down, and then goes to Zacchaeus’ house.
Jesus and the Children
Jesus tells His friends, the disciples, to let the children come to Him.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you go into your child’s room, cuddle them and say: “Good morning, [child’s name]! Do you know why I’m smiling? I’m smiling because I know we can talk to Jesus and ask Him for help anytime we need it, just like the man with leprosy did.”
While on the go, every time you see a person, say: “Jesus loves that person!” Talk about how Jesus loves everyone!
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, thank You for sending Jesus to love people who are sick and have boo-boos, just like Jesus loved the man with leprosy in the Bible.”
Use a washable marker to make dots on a plastic toy. Give the toy to your child during bath time. Tell them to wash the “boo-boos” off. Talk about how there was a man in the Bible who had boo-boos all over his skin. No one would touch the man or be his friend until he met Jesus. Jesus was his friend! Jesus touched him and made all of his boo-boos go away!