Kids: Jesus is the one true God & we can know Him as our friend.
Bumblebees: Jesus loves us wherever we go.
Bible Passage: Acts 17:16-34
This week the kids learned that Paul went to Athens and continued to tell people the good news of Jesus. Noticing the statues & idols the people worshipped in Athens, Paul talked to people about Jesus, the one true God. He saw an idol in Athens 'To an Unknown god'. Paul told the people that our God doesn't live in temples, He made the whole earth! He isn't made by human hands, He made us, and doesn't need anything from us! And he isn't far away & unknown like the gods the people in Athens worshipped – he is KNOWN to us because of Jesus.
Our Jesus is God himself, who came down from Heaven and rescued us from sin so that we could know Him as our friend.
We talked about how you can get to know someone. How can we get to know someone we love? We spend time with them! We can get to know Jesus as our friend and Lord when we spend time with Him- reading His word, talking to Him in prayer and talking about Him with others who love Him.
How well do you know one another? Have your family members take turns to cover their eyes and describe other members of the family. Ask, "What colour eyes does Mummy/Daddy/Sister/Brother have? What is their hair like? Curly? Straight? etc. Quiz eachother on favourite colours, foods, TV shows, books and things to do. Talk about how you know each other as a family. You spend time talking, listening and being with one another. How can you as a family spend more time with Jesus and get to know Him?