Monthly Big Idea

Jesus wants to be my friend forever.


“I have called you friends.” John 15:15, NIV


Week One

Woman at the Well
John 4:1-30

Jesus is a friend to a Samaritan woman at a well, and He tells her that He is God’s Son.

Week Two

Follow Me
Matthew 9:9-12; Luke 5:1-11

Jesus chooses 12 people, from different jobs and families, to follow Him and become His friends, the disciples.

Week Three

Washing Feet
John 13:3-17

Jesus shows His friends, the disciples, how to be a good friend and washes their feet.

Week Four

Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11,15-16

People spread palm branches and coats on the road and cheer when they see Jesus coming.

Week Five

Matthew 26:26-28:10

Jesus dies, is put in a tomb, and comes back just like He said He would, so we could be His friend forever.


Morning Time

When you go into your child’s room, cuddle them and say: “Good morning, [child’s name]! Today we get to go to (school, grocery store, park, etc.). Does Jesus want to be friends with the people at [name of place]? Of course! Jesus loves everyone, everywhere, and He wants to be their friend forever too!”

Drive Time

While on the go, name different cities/ states/countries you’ve been to together. It could be a relative’s house, vacation spot, or a neighboring city on an errand. As you name these different places, talk about how Jesus loves all of the people everywhere we go, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever too!

Cuddle Time

Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, thank You that no matter where a person lives, Jesus wants to be their friend forever.”

Bath Time

Add items your child can scoop and pour with to bath time (cups, beach toys, etc.). As your child scoops and pours, talk about how a woman went to a well to get some water. When she got to the well, Jesus was there. Jesus told her that He is God’s Son, and He wants to be her friend forever! Jesus is the best because Jesus wants EVERYONE to be His friend forever!

Series Overview