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CrossKids Devo | Family

Activity – How RU Doing

Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.

Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.

Bible Time – Family – Acts 2:44, Acts 2:42-47 Verse Of The Day: Acts 2:44

Read: Acts 2:42-47

Story: Jeff has a large family and they all like to do different things. His little sister likes to ice skate. His brother likes to water ski and the twins like to hike and camp. His mom and dad liked to go to museums and Jeff enjoys reading. Even though they all enjoy doing different activities, they love each other very much and enjoy spending time together. Every year, when it is time to plan their summer vacation, mom and dad gives each family member a turn to choose where they would like to go. This way everyone has a chance to choose his or her favorite place. But no matter what they do each year they have a lot of fun because they do it together as a family.

Our church is much like Jeff’s family. We each have our own individual way of serving Jesus. Some of us like to sing and others enjoy teaching a class. There are some that love to say hello to people and welcome them to church each week and others who take the offering. Every person is special and unique. We are different, but we all have one very special thing in common—we all love Jesus and have given our lives to Him.

When the church first began in the book of Acts the people were very different from one another. But they all had one thing in common – their relationship with Jesus Christ. They all worked together to tell others about Jesus and loved and encouraged one another at church. We need to do the same thing today. We come to church to learn more about Jesus as well as helping our brothers and sisters and serving Jesus by using the gifts that He has given to us. We are a family in Jesus’ name and God’s family sticks together.

  • Name some ways that you enjoy serving Jesus.

  • Ask your family members how they like to serve Jesus.

  • Do you know someone who isn’t in the family of God? How can you help them?

Kid’s Bible Dictionary

Family: A group of people sharing common ancestors—members of a household.


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