This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (1 John 3) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: John wrote this first letter to help his spiritual brothers and sisters to walk with God and to enjoy who they are.
We are who we are because of the love that God has for us.
Ask the children…
How did we become God’s children?
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1 )
Why don’t some others recognize us as God’s children?
“But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.” (1 John 3:1)
If you don’t know God you really can’t know anything. Everything that is worth knowing springs from God. Even the great scientists of the world can have all the right data in front of them but come to the wrong conclusions if they begin with the assumption that God does not exist. The same can be said of those who cannot see the royalty that has been bestowed by God upon all His children because those people don’t that the loving God who would do this. How sad to miss out on this.
Ask your children if they know that they are royalty? When they play dress up and dress up like princesses and princes, they are acting out who they really are if they know Jesus. They are God’s royal children. That is something to thank a loving heavenly Father for.
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