Hi Remix, Revolution & SPIN Parents!
In John 1:19-42, we read John’s account of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus was about to start His public ministry. He shows up on the banks of the Jordan River where his cousin, John the Baptist, was baptizing people. John the Baptist recognized Jesus, not just as his cousin, but as God’s promised Savior. John understood God’s story and called out to the crowd, Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29, NLT) That day, he pointed out to everyone who Jesus was and why they should know Jesus and start to follow Him.
Bottom Line: Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and why He came to earth. God’s Word gives us clarity for what it means to believe in Jesus and follow Him with our lives.
Our Memory Verse for January comes from Psalm 119:105, it reads, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path” (NLT). When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. God’s words act like a lamp that shows us the next steps to take on our journey through life. God’s word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.
The most important thing you can do for young kids is to invite them into the story about a really big God. It’s a story that will always be bigger than they can explain or imagine, but God invites them to spend a lifetime discovering who He is and how He loves them. One of our goals in Kids’ Time is to partner with parents in raising kids to know God and trust Him as their Savior. One way you can help kids discover more about God is by using the resources on our Kids’ Time website, www.nhckidstime.com. Make sure you check out our weekly devotional with your child and the parent cue to go more in depth with your child about God’s Word. Please contact me if you would like to go over any other these resources.
Much love, Courtney
Coordinator of Elementary Ministry
New Hope Church