March 13, 2022
Sailing the Sixty-Six: J.O.Y.
First watch this lesson video:
Here are questions and an activity to help you talk about the lesson with your kids.
1. Describe what Jonathan and David’s friendship was like. What promise did they make to each other? (To be BFF’s)
2. Who became jealous of David because he was winning so many battles – Jonathan or Saul? (Saul)
3. True or False: When Jonathan gave David his robe, belt and sword, he was saying, “I know someday you’ll be king and I’ll faithfully serve you. (TRUE)
4. How did Jonathan put God’s plans ahead of his own plans? (Normally, Jonathan would have been the next king, but he put that aside because He knew God wanted David to be king.)
5. How did Jonathan put David ahead of himself? (Jonathan stood up for David, did everything he could to keep David safe and helped him escape.)
Print out this J.O.Y. coloring page for each family member.
Write the memory verse on the bottom from Philippians 2:3. (Parents may have to write it for younger kids.)
“Be humble. Value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3
Then as you color or decorate the “J-O-Y” letters, talk about the following:
- Why do you think putting Jesus and others before ourselves gives us joy? (Parents, share your own experiences with them too.)
- What are some examples of things we can do to put God and others before ourselves?
Seek God together
Having a humble attitude starts with surrendering to God. Pray this prayer of surrender together.
“God, thank you for loving us and valuing us so much that you died to save us. Thank you for rising again and for forgiving us. We want to live for you and put you first in our lives every day. May what you want be more important to us than what we want. Then, with your love in our hearts, may we look out for the good of others around us every day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Here is a song about godly friendship…