Family Fun Icebreaker: Do you enjoy watching sparklers, the twinkling stars, or looking at Christmas lights? Why? Share a good memory.
Question: How Does Jesus Relate to You?
Today’s Big Idea: Jesus Wants You to Be a Light Too
Beautiful lights spread joy, don’t you think? Just looking at them warms your heart. Just as Jesus brings light to a dark world, He wants you to bring His light to the world too and spread good will and cheer. Read Matthew 5:14–19. This passage shares that Jesus wants you to let others see your good deeds. He wants you to know the commandments and teach others to follow and obey them too. The light that Jesus wants you to shine on others is the message in John 3:16–21. It says that Jesus is God’s one and only Son and you are saved by faith in Him. Do you think there are people who still need to hear this message? Yes! So many people still don’t know if they are going to heaven—just ask someone and see what they say. If they don’t know 100% that they are going to heaven, you can tell them that if they trust in Jesus and their faith is real, then His Holy Spirit will help them know without a doubt that they are saved and that they will spend eternity friends with God in heaven.
Talk with God: Read the scriptures aloud.
(Jesus shares) “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden… In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:14, 16 NLT
(Jesus is speaking) “But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” John 3:21 NLT
Walk with God: Read aloud and discuss.
In a relationship with Jesus, the Holy Spirit empowers you to share the message of Jesus’ light with a dark world.
Discuss with your family:
Why does Jesus ask you to share His message of light and hope to others? How could it help someone else?
Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you and a person to share His message of light and hope.
I will be praying for you!
Stacy A. Davis, Author
Excerpt from Come One, Come All, a Sky Ranch Family Devotional
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