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Who are some of your friends? Jesus had friends, too. Even though He chose them carefully, Jesus’ friends weren’t perfect. They argued, made mistakes, and did wrong things. No matter what, though, Jesus was still their friend. Through their stories, we’ll see that we can tell Jesus anything.
Do This: Read each of the “Prayer Cards.” Each one describes a different reason we might pray, like asking Jesus for help, thanking Him, telling Him about something exciting, and more. Practice praying about each of these things with your Lil’ Trekkers!
You are so important to Jesus, you can talk to Him about anything!
Enjoy Kid O Whampus with your kids. Get the wiggles out with your kids.
Have you ever acted like someone you’re not, just to fit in? This week, we’ll find out that Jesus’ friends weren’t perfect, and why that was ok. We’ll also discover that whatever is happening, whatever we’re feeling, we can be real with Jesus.
Look Up and Read: Hebrews 4:14-16 (page 1524). These verses tell us that whatever we’re going through or struggling with, Jesus understands.
Discuss: Do people ever pretend to be someone they’re not? Why?
Do This: Have the kids choose one of the picture cards (Click here to read). Read the story on the back of the picture. If you have time, you may read through all of them. For each one, ask the following questions: What did he or she pretend to be in that story? Why do you think he or she did that? What do you think a wiser choice might be?
We don’t always have the answer or do the right thing. The good news is, Jesus doesn’t expect us to. He understands when we struggle, when we feel sad, and when we don’t know what to do, because He has been there, too. That’s what we can tell Him about anything. Jesus won’t be surprised or angry at us, because He always understands.