1 John 2:28-3:10 – Family Likeness
Welcome to Term 3! This term we’re learning from 1 John and 1 Corinthians 13
Listening to the Bible
The CEV version is probably the most accessible for children, if they are able to read for themselves. You can find it online here.
Make sure you discuss these questions with a family member!
- Who are you more like, your Mum or your Dad? How are you like them?
- Who did Dave want to be like?
- What was Dave’s Dad good at?
- How did Dave learn to be a fast runner?
- In what ways are you not like God?
- Have you asked God for help? Are you asking God to change you?
- If we love Jesus, we are God’s children. And we need to become more and more like our heavenly Father. What is our heavenly Father like? (If you need help remember the Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
If you trust in Jesus, then God is your heavenly Dad. In fact, God has chosen you to be his child. And you need to grow more and more like him.
Helping it stick
4 Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or 5 rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do. 6 Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. 7 Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. 8 Love never fails! Everyone who prophesies will stop, and unknown languages will no longer be spoken. All that we know will be forgotten1 Corinthians 13:4
You will need:
- Pages 7-8 from the stencils here.
- Set of coloured pencils or markers
- Ask the children to cut up all the words and then arrange them in an interesting way on the sheet of paper titled, Dear God, please help me to become more like you…
- When they are happy and all words are still easy to read, have them glue down the words.
- Provide markers or crayons to draw pictures and/or add colour in the spaces created by the words.