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These are probably the most recognized verses of the entire Bible, so it might seem boring to start off with this first. I thought about what I want my children to know, more than anything else about God, and these verses sums everything I want them to ever know. That God loves them so much, He sent His Son to die for us so that we might have eternal life.
Keep in mind these devotionals are geared towards the younger crowd (ages 1-6).
Memory Verse- John 3:16,17
This will be the memory verse(s) that I will be working on with my kids this whole week.
Song of The Week- Jesus Loves Me
Okay, so I'm also starting off with one of the most popular children's Bible songs as well, but it goes along with the lesson so well! Plus there are four other verses that I don't even know! Click here for words.
Verses of the Day- John 3:16,17
Start off with singing the song of the week. Go through the memory verses a couple of times and then try to say the verses with them throughout the week at different times. You can tell your kids the memory verse is the same verse you will be reading to them today.
Then use your Bible and read John 3:16,17 slowly. Feel free to read the passage to them below, or improvise!
"Can you believe God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins? Sins are bad things that we shouldn't do that makes God very sad. Such as lying to your mommy or daddy or being mean to your brother or sister. But do you know that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus, His Son, to die on the cross and He rose from the dead three days later, so that if we sin, we can ask Jesus to forgive our sins, and He will! He will forgive our sins and we can go to be with God in Heaven! Have you ever sinned? Do you want to ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and ask Him to live in your heart? If He lives in our hearts, we can go to Heaven!"
Lead your child in prayer, asking Jesus to forgive them of their sins and if they want to ask Jesus to come into their hearts, lead them through that. I feel it is important to not push your children into salvation. If they say no, don't feel disheartened. Just pray that Jesus will open your children's hearts to receive Him.
I hope this blesses you and your family today! It is short, but hopefully meaningful!