Hello boys and girls!
How many of you have had to do something that wasn’t easy to do?
What do you think is the hardest thing we would ever have to do? Well, one of the hardest things we have to do is to be a follower of Jesus. Following him is one of the best things we can do because when we die we will go to heaven to be with him. It’s also one of the hardest things we can do because we might have problems when we follow him. What problems might we have? Jesus said that we would have trouble because we follow him, and that trouble might include dying for him, but if we die because we believe Jesus we will live with him in heaven. He talks about this in John 12:20-33.
Jesus claimed that his death would draw people to God because he made the ultimate sacrifice. He gave his life for us, and that’s a powerful truth. There are times when someone will put his life on the line for his country, his family or his friends, but Jesus gave up his life for everyone. He died on the cross to pay the price for our sin. His love for us is so great that we are drawn to him and trust him. When we trust him, we become children of God. Our parents don’t stop loving us when we do something wrong, and neither does Jesus. His love is so strong that when we sin, he draws us back into what he wants us to do.
Let’s bow our heads for a moment of prayer. Dear God, thank you for your love. Thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Draw us close to you with your love and keep loving us as much as we love you. Please keep loving us even when we are in trouble because we love you. In Jesus’ Name we pray, AMEN.
- The Real-Life Devotional Bible, NIV (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan; 2008)
- “The Power of His Love.” Retrieved from www.sermons4kids.com
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- “Minutemen.” Retrieved from email@example.com
- Daniel Darling, “Expecting Crosses.” Retrieved from www.danieldarling.com