God wants us to love our friends no matter what.

Bible Point: God wants us to love our friends no matter what. Key Verse: A friend loves at all times.  – Proverbs 17:17 Ruth chose to be faithful to her mother-in-law, even though it meant leaving her home and everything she’d ever known. God wants us to love our friends and be loyal to them […]

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God gives us gifts to serve him.

Bible Point: God gives us gifts to serve him. Key Verse: Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10 Just as God gave Samson the unique gift of great strength, God gives each of us gifts as well. We […]

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness.

I think we’d all like to believe that we don’t have enemies. Enemy seems like such a hateful, unforgiving, and harsh word. However, when enemy is described as: “A thing that harms or weakens something else”, I find it more relatable.  Have you ever had someone harm or weaken you with his or her actions […]

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We can trust God with the future.

Bible Point: We can trust God with the future. Key Verse: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 That the Israelites faced years of suffering […]

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Jesus Saves Us

Bible Point: Jesus saves us. Key Verse: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. – Acts 16:31 Paul and Silas telling their jailer that if he believed in Jesus, he would be saved (Acts 16:16-34). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea: 1. Play this Yes […]

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Be prepared to tell others about Jesus.

Bible Point: Be prepared to tell others about Jesus. Key Verse: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season. – 2 Timothy 4:2 Paul shared the good news about Jesus with a woman named Lydia. We need to be prepared, just as Paul was, to tell others about Jesus (Acts 16:9-15). Strengthen […]

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Angels protect and help God’s people.

Bible Point: Angels protect and help God’s people. Key Verse: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. – Psalm 91:11 God sent an angel to rescue Peter from jail (Acts 12:1-18). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea: Share an example […]

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God Answers When We Pray

Bible Point: God answers when we pray. Key Verse: The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – James 5:16 God raised Tabitha from the dead when Peter prayed for her. God answered Peter’s prayers, and God answers us when we pray (Acts 9:36-43). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home […]

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Jesus changes our lives.

Bible Point: Jesus changes our lives.Key Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17Saul’s life changed when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. When we encounter Jesus, our lives are changed, too (Acts 9:1-20). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:1. Discuss a significant life change you experienced. It doesn’t necessarily have to be one that involved God. Maybe it was a move across the country, or maybe it was the loss of a job. Talk about how it felt to experience that change. How was your experience similar to or different from Saul’s? What was the outcome?2. Ask your kids to take a few minutes to think about changes they’ve experienced as a result of being friends with Jesus.3. Encourage your kids to think about how their experience has been similar to or different from Saul’s.PRAYERLord, thank You for meeting us right where we’re at. We want You to change us and shape us into the people you want us to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Keep following God, even when it’s hard.

Bible Point: Keep following God, even when it’s hard. Key Verse: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3). Some of the apostles were persecuted and put in jail for telling people about Jesus. But even jail […]

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