CrossKids Devo | Family Is One
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 Is One – Acts 2:46, Acts 2:44-47 Verse Of The Day: Acts 2:46
Read: Acts 4:32-37
Story: David loved his friend John very much, but there were no two boys more different. David loved football, but John thought it was a silly game. He liked to play chess. David enjoyed reading but John liked to put bicycles together from broken parts. They were even born in different countries and spoke different languages in their homes. But the two boys had one thing in common that was so important that nothing else mattered—they both loved Jesus.
When they see each other at church, they would love to sit by each other in class and share the neat things that the Lord was doing in their lives. When one boy spent the night at the other boy’s house, they would have a great time playing and learning how to do different and sometimes new things. But they always liked to read from their Bibles and pray before bedtime. Sometimes if one of the boys did not act right the friend would tell him, but only in kind, caring words, as Jesus would. They enjoyed each other’s company and serving the Lord together.
No matter how different we may be, when we are in God’s family Jesus brings us together as one. We might like to do different things and be very different people. But when we are in God’s family we all love Jesus and should enjoy reading the Bible, praying and hanging out with our brothers and sisters in Jesus. Just as the early church in our scripture today was “together with glad and sincere hearts” and had “ we too should be one in Christ with our church family. It pleases God and brings great joy to His heart and ours when we are one in Jesus and love our brothers and sisters in Jesus.
What did David and John have that was in common?
Consider how many people were included in the early church. The Bible says thousands were added. How were they one in Christ?
Who makes us as a church family?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Sincere: What you truly feel