Introduce kids to the Savior of sinners. This is a series of audio podcasts for kids who want to meet with Jesus by using Meeting with Jesus: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids (RHB) Listen to previous episodes here.
It’s hard to do things on our own, isn’t it? It’s much easier to do something, and keep doing something, if we have others with us, or watching us.
For example, how much school-work would you do if you had no other students and no teacher in your class? Having a teacher and other students makes us work harder, doesn’t it?
It’s the same when it comes to Meeting with Jesus. If we just try to do it on our own, we will probably forget to do it, we’ll maybe just decide not to do it, and we won’t get the benefit of knowing what others have discovered, and we won’t have a teacher to remind us to keep going.
That’s why we don’t have a reading for Sunday. As we saw in the last podcast, we still meet with Jesus on Sunday, it’s just that we do it in church in the worship services. But we also want to meet with Jesus together with our family. Let’s think about what role the family has.
Families can meet with Jesus through the week
I know it helps when there are two or more kids doing the book together in the same family. Each reminds the other, and each kid wants to keep up with the other. It’s also neat because we can help one another if we get stuck or share what we learned with one another.
So, that’s through the week. What about Sunday?
Families can meet with Jesus on Sunday
I suggest setting aside ten minutes on Sunday for Dad or Mom to sit down and just check your answers and that you’ve been doing the work.
There’s also a discussion question on the Sunday page that asks you to think and talk together about what you learned in the past week. Maybe your parent can also ask you if you have any questions or what you learned about Jesus that week.
The aim is to have fellowship together, to meet with Jesus together as we remind one another of what we’ve read, encourage one another with what we’ve read, and motivate one another to keep meeting with Jesus.
Do you see how we can meet Jesus together as a family?