(Holy Hands Puppets & Growing Tree Pre-school Sunday)
I John 3:1-7
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Our New Testament lesson this week opens by saying, “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” – I John 3:1 This is a very appropriate scripture since our children and youth ministry,“Holy Hands Puppeteers” led our Sunday worship services and it was also Growing Tree Pre-school Sunday.
In what ways are we God’s children, regardless of our age?
Since we are given the name, “children of God,” this implies that we are always in the process of growing and maturing.
Share a specific way that you are growing in your faith journey.
As God’s children, the author of I John tells us to keep our focus on Christ since he is the one who shows us what true love is. This means that while it’s important to be “child-like,” we also want to avoid becoming “childish” where we fall into sin.
What helps you to be “child-like” without becoming “childish?”
Our church is blessed with the presence of children and youth.
Share one or two specific ways that you or your small group might bless our children and youth in the coming weeks?
Conclude your time together by repeating this verse out-loud. This is to help us remember who we are!
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” – I John 3:1a