Big Idea: While we wait for Jesus to return, we GET READY for Him, and GET OTHERS READY.
Bible Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-13
This week we read from the book of 2 Peter – a letter written by one of Jesus' disciples & best friends. We heard that Peter told the church that Jesus was coming back, and that while we wait for Him, we are to become more and more like Him. We talked about how we can be like Jesus – and how we can learn more about Him by reading His word to know what He is like. We also learned that while we wait for Jesus to return, we can tell others about Him.
We talked about how 'getting ready' for Jesus would be like waiting for a very special visitor to come over, and talked about how we get ready for special visitors when they come to our house. Talk with children this week as they get ready for school or other activities about how they might 'get ready' if Jesus was coming over for dinner. Talk about what clothes they might like to wear, or toys they might choose to show Him. Talk together about how the best way to 'get ready' for Jesus is to be just like Him, and how we can learn to love, act and live like Him by reading His word together. Peter gives some instructions for this in 2 Peter 1:5-8, so consider reading these together and talking about these characteristics.
See you next week!