LIFE Skill: Getting Closer to Jesus!

Open your Bibles to 1 Peter, chapter 1 and read verse 13 together.

We read the first letter from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. Peter, who lived life alongside Jesus tells us to “gird up the loins” or prepare for something difficult as following Jesus is no easy task. Then, Peter challenges us here to prepare our minds, to stay sober or clearheaded with our hope on the grace given to us by Jesus and His blood on the cross.

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. What makes following Jesus so difficult? Why is it worth following Jesus rather than the world?
  2. What are ways that will help me to follow Jesus closer?
  3. What changes about me if I have my hope in Jesus and His free gift of salvation?

Practical: Share with a nonbeliever why following Jesus is the best decision you could ever choose!