In Deuteronomy 6:4-9, God gives parents a list of valuable teaching times to impress spiritual things upon their child’s heart. One of those times is bedtime! Children are often receptive and open as the day is coming to an end.
Teaching Time: 8 minutes initial, ongoing
Do you sometimes have trouble going to sleep? Some people think that counting sheep will make them drowsy enough to fall asleep. The Bible says a lot about sheep. Read John 10:14-16.
1. According to John 10, what are the benefits of being one of Jesus’ sheep? How can our family find encouragement in the truth that Jesus is our Shepherd?
2. How would it feel if we were lost sheep? What if we didn’t even know the Shepherd? How can we pray for those who have not yet joined God’s flock?
Build a habit this week of praying for the other sheep that do not yet know the Shepherd. You can make or buy prayer cards that will help you to remember the unreached peoples who still need Jesus.