Do You Know Him?
Item Needed: Picture of a friend
Show your children the picture of one of your friends. Talk to your children about how you met and how you spend your time together. Share one of your favorite memories. Emphasize to your child that spending time with your friend is the best way to get to know them.
Ask and Discuss:
If we want to get to know Jesus better, what are some things we can do? (Read and study the Bible, learn about Him at church, follow His example, etc.)
How can knowing Jesus well help us tell others about Him? (We can’t share Jesus with others if we don’t know much about Him.)
Set the timer for one minute and let everyone share different things they know about Jesus while someone writes them down. Read over them together when the timer goes off.
Who Am I?
Items Needed: Name tags or picture cards with your child’s favorite characters or celebrities
Tape a name tag or picture card to everyone’s back. Take turns asking questions to see if you can guess who is on your tag/card.
Discuss with your children how you had to know the character well in order to guess correctly.
As children of God, we need to get to know Jesus well. When we learn about Jesus, we can live like Him and share Him with others too. Paul understood how important this was and encouraged the Christians in his letters to know and live like Christ.
Getting to Know You!
Ask your children to name their favorites in several categories and share yours as well. (ice cream, animal, show, movie, sandwich, candy, color, etc.)
Ask everyone if they learned anything new about someone else in the family.
We learn about each other by spending time with each other and paying attention to our behaviors, likes, and dislikes.
We must first of all know who we are, and we are children of God. As children of God, we need to get to know Jesus really well. The more we learn about Jesus, the better prepared we are to live like Him and share Him with others. Paul understood how important this was and encouraged the Christians in his letters to know and live like Christ.
Close your time with a short question and answer session to see what your children know about Jesus. Here are a few suggestions, but you can think of your own too.
- Who were Jesus’ earthly parents?
- Where was Jesus born?
- Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?
- How many disciples did Jesus have?
- How did Jesus die? How old was He when He died?