MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV
KEY QUESTION: WHO DOES JESUS LOVE?
BASIC TRUTH: JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.
BOTTOM LINE: JESUS LOVES EVERYONE.
MORNING TIME: This month let your child wake up to, “Good morning! Jesus loves
(Name of child)!” Each day, think of one person you can tell that Jesus loves them
too. After all, Jesus loves everyone, and He wants everyone to know! And it’s totally cool to tell the same person more than once. We can never hear too many times that Jesus loves us!
PLAY TIME: Make some homemade valentines for your friends and family. Talk
about how Jesus loves everyone, so that means we should love everyone too! Giving
valentines is a sweet way to say, “I love you!”
CAR TIME: Ask the question, “Does Jesus love that person?” as you drive along.
When you spot a person in the car next to you or crossing the street or even as you
enter the grocery store, ask your child, “Does Jesus love that person?” The answer, of course, is YES! Jesus loves everyone!
BATH TIME: Add some toy friends to bath time this week. As your child counts,
washes, and plays with the toy friends, talk about how God sent Jesus to be our
real friend. Jesus wants to be our friend forever and nothing will ever make Him stop loving us.
CUDDLE TIME: Cuddle up with your child and pray: “Dear God, thank You for
sending Jesus to tell us that You love everyone. It’s amazing to think that You love every
person in the whole wide world, no matter what. Help us to tell people that You love everyone the way Jesus did. Everyone needs to know that You love them! We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
PARENT TIME: This month we celebrate love. We shower one another with cards and
hearts and candy. We may hear “I love you” more this month than in all the others of the year combined. Don’t miss the One who truly loves you in the midst of the heart confetti floating around. Do you know who really, truly loves you? He loves you in the morning when your hair is sticking out in seventeen directions. He loves you at night when you have no patience left and that not nice voice is beginning to emerge. He loves you when you make the best choice. He loves you when you make the worst choice. He loves you, always. Jesus. Loves. You. Spend some time wrapped in His love this month as you sit with God’s word. Read about how much He loves you and know that His love is never ending and never failing. Jesus loves you. Jesus loves everyone.
SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES
WEEK 1/February 7, 2016 / JOHN 4:1-30
Jesus meets a woman at a well and loves her even though she has made bad choices.
WEEK 2/February 14, 2016/LUKE 19:1-10
Zacchaeus hears that Jesus is coming so he climbs a tree to see Him. Jesus shows Zacchaeus love even though he had done wrong things.
WEEK 3/ February 21, 2016/JOHN 8:2-11
Jesus shows love and forgiveness to a woman who had made bad choices and had no friends.
WEEK 4/ February 28, 2016/ MATTHEW 28:16-20
Jesus tells the disciples to go and tell everyone that He loves everyone.
NO NUT RULE – Help us keep all of our little one’s safe. Please DO NOT pack items with nuts and please do not feed your child any food items with nuts as we have children with severe nut allergies.
Clothing Items Left Behind – There are quite a few clothing items in the Nursery. Could one of these items belong to your little one? Please check the next time you’re in the Nursery.
Birthdays – Will your little one be celebrating a birthday in FEBRUARY? Please let us know so we can acknowledge it during our service!
Books – does your little one have a favorite book? We’d love to consider adding the same book to our library. Share then name of the book and author and we’ll check it out.
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