Serve and follow

TO READ TOGETHER
John 12:20-33
Why do you think Jesus talked about seeds? In Jesus’ time, farming was a common occupation. Many people farmed to support their families and survive. We live in a farming area but very few of us farm for a living. Jesus uses the seeds as a picture of things that grow. What else could he have used as an example?

TO LEARN TOGETHER
Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. John 12:26a

TO DO TOGETHER
On your next grocery trip, see how many types of seeds you can find. Buy a few new kinds and have a seed sampling for your next snack or meal. Try pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, or poppy.

SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
How are we like seeds? How are we different?
What is an example of something that grows? What does it need to grow? What do you need to grow in faith?

TO PRAY TOGETHER
Dear God, make us seeds of your love. Seeds need sun and rain. We need love and support. Nurture us and help us grow, so that we can serve others and follow Jesus. Amen.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
The next time you eat a piece of fruit, look for the seeds. Remember how Jesus believes you can grow to love and serve others.

LOOKING AHEAD
PALM SUNDAY (March 25) babes&tots as normal, AGES 3 and up with the grown ups for the singing.
EASTER SUNDAY (APRIL 1) everyone in the meeting together with the grown ups so we can celebrate this great day together. NO KIDS GROUPS

Categories: Coming Up, Family Time, Memory Verse, Prayer, Story