Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week. We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.
Dinner Time (Deep Dive)
READ the story together. (Revelation 21-22)
ASK some questions about the story.
- Who were the main characters? (John and Jesus.)
- What are the main story beats? (John is show the new heaven and new earth; John is shown the River of Life; John is reminded that Jesus us coming.)
- What’s the main point? (Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new.)
CONNECT it to the family.
Jesus will one day return. We as a family should long for his return. Our life as a family should point others to Christ as we await his return.
God, we thank you for sending your son. We think you for promising his return and your plan to make all things new. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jesus Will Return)
- See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
- What does the Bible say will happen when Jesus returns?
- How does this truth change the way you think about life today?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
Christ will return and make all things new.
RELATE to them.
- We must be reminded that Jesus one day will return.
- We can find hope in Jesus’ promise to make all things new.
PRAY for them before they go to sleep.
Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)
ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.
- At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
- Jesus will return, destroy evil, and make all things new.
PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What will happen when Jesus returns? Jesus will destroy all evil and make all things new.
Memory Verse: Revelation 21:5 – “And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 36 - Session 4