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SUNDAY AUGUST 16TH
Discuss these questions together as a family:
Where did Joel travel to in today’s adventure?
What is important for a building to stay strong and last?
What foundation can we build our lives on?
Wow- a strong foundation can really make a difference! Read 2 John 1:2-3 as a family. What an amazing way to begin a letter! John reminds his fellow believers that they have grace, mercy, peace, truth, and love. All who trust in Jesus enjoy those same gifts from God’s Holy Spirit. What a blessing! John wanted to make sure that people understood who Jesus was and how to live as true followers of Christ. John helped people understand truth and genuine faith. He encouraged people to do good. Read 2 John 1:5-6; 3 John 1:11 together. What does God tell us that we all should do? (Love one another.) How do we love others? What are some of the things we can do for others to show God’s love?(Possible answers: serve others, talk to a sad friend, listen to our parents) God reminds us to follow what is good and true. Sometimes, people share things that are not true. We should always go to the Bible for help. We can also ask a pastor or leader at our church to help explain things to us from the Bible. When we love God, we obey His commands. The Bible tells us how God wants us to live. When we walk in truth, we are living in a way that honors and pleases God. We should walk in truth.
Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story about the letters John wrote to the churches