Happy New Year!
LIFE Skill: Growing closer to Jesus!
Open your Bibles to John chapter 15 and read verse 14 together.
Jesus says we’re His friends if we do what He commands us to do. This sounds like what a terrible friend would say, but now we see that Jesus is saying it. Is Jesus a terrible friend?
Discuss the following questions together as a family.
- Have you ever had a friend before that has said this to you? How did that friendship turn out?
- Why do you think Jesus is saying we’re only His friends if we do what He commands us to do?
- What commands come to mind when you hear this? Are any of them hard to keep, why?
Practical: Begin a New Year’s resolution to specifically grow your relationship closer to Jesus! Remember to keep it practical and be careful to not set yourself up for failure.