READ LUKE 2:46-47
Answer the following questions from today’s Bible verses:
Where Jesus’ parents find Him? _______________________________________________
What was he doing when they found Him? ______________________________________
Why were the teachers amazed at Jesus? _______________________________________
Have you ever gotten separated from your family in a busy public place? That’s what happened to Jesus— except for three whole days! But instead of panicking, what did Jesus do? He went to the temple, listened to the teachers and asked questions about God. Jesus listened and shared His own thoughts, too. And those who heard Him were amazed.
Jesus gave us a pretty good example of how we should approach learning something new. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to offer your own thoughts and ideas. Because you can’t become better at whatever you do without learning something new first. And learning happens when you’re willing to listen, question, and make your own decisions.
THANK God for giving you this example from Jesus’ childhood to help you learn and grow.
READ JOB 23:12
Grab a piece of paper and draw a large circle to represent a plate in the center. On the plate, draw your favorite meal.
Food is like fuel for our bodies. It’s helps us grow and gives us energy to do the things we want and need to do each day. When your body is hungry, it sends signals (like a growling tummy) to let you know it needs more fuel.
God wants us to hunger for His word even more than we hunger for food. His word, the Bible, should be more important to us than our daily bread. In fact, we should care more about following God’s word than we care about what’s on our plate for dinner! Because what God says is the MOST important thing to know.
ASK God to help you hunger for His word even MORE than your favorite food.
READ ROMANS 15:4
Set a timer for one minute and complete the following strength challenges:
• Run up and down the stairs or around your house as many times as you can.
•Then, lean up against a wall like you’re sitting in a chair.
• See how many push ups/sit ups you can do.
Are you tired? Those physical challenges required strength didn’t they? Did you ever want to quit or take a break?
Did you know that the Bible can give you strength, too? The Bible is your guide. It shows you how to know and follow God. It tells you about Jesus and what He has done so that you can have a relationship with God. And it encourages you to keep following God even when it seems like you’re the only one making the wise choice. As you study the Bible and learn new things, God’s word can strengthen you to live the way He’s called you to live.
LEARN what God has to say in His Word so your faith can be strengthened.
READ 2 TIMOTHY 3:16
The Bible isn’t just a human book written by men. It’s not just another book full of made up stories. The Bible is "God breathed." That means He directed it’s writing and has preserved it to be passed from generation to generation. Reading your Bible and applying it to your life will help you know God and live the life He has for you. Because what God says is the most important thing to know.
Today’s verse is your memory verse challenge for the week. Music is a great way to learn something new. Sing the words of this verse to the tune of the "A,B,C Song" or "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to help you memorize it!
KNOW that God will help you follow Him as you learn from His word.