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Children’s Ministry (FamilyConnect, Jan. 18)

Weekly Devotionals

Children’s Ministry (FamilyConnect, Jan. 18)

Disciples Follow Jesus

We learned this week that we follow Jesus like the disciples did (Mark 1:14-20). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:

Read Matthew 10:37-39 and Matthew 16:24-26 as a family. Talk about how Jesus told his disciples twice to take up the cross and follow him. Together, make a list of specific things your family does to follow Jesus. Think about where in your lives you’re following Jesus: with your family, at school, with friends, or in sports, for example. Then talk about how you can commit as a family to follow Jesus in each of these areas in the coming week.

God, we know your plans for us are perfect. Help us to follow you every day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Our family thanks God for:

Our family talks to God about:

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Key Verse

“ ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Mark 1:17).

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Don’t miss next week when we discover that Jesus is all-powerful.