How do you feel about Jesus? Do you know much about Him? What specifically have you experienced in your relationship with Him? In what ways do you feel connected within His unfolding Kingdom? How do you view the differences/contrasts between church and the Kingdom? How well has historic and church history represented God’s Son?
“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life – and the life was became publicly obvious, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was revealed to us – what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:1-7
I have found that to understand the scope and the impact of the Good News, it is imperative to see the unfolding role of the Son of God in the big picture process.
The Eternal Story
First, the Son has no beginning or end. Read Colossians 1:15-20. What do you learn about the Son of God?
The Prophecy Connection
Was Jesus expected? Check these out!
What did the wise men of the east expect? See Matthew 2:10-12
Why did the Holy Spirit need to make Mary pregnant with baby Jesus? Because only God could do what needed to be done!
I have come to set hearts and souls free…John 8:31,32/What does this look like?
You are My Friends…John 15:12-14/What does this take?
You are doing my work…John 9:4-5/What does this mean?!
John 14:3 What is the promise?
Revelation 22:1-5 What will the fulfillment look like?
For conversations with kids and teens (and adults perhaps?):
Jesus and the Good News Conversation sheet
Jesus and His Followers Conversation Sheet
Jesus for the entire World Conversation Sheet
Also, the Streamsbook is a great personal experience in face to face interaction with the Gospel. Go to COURSES on Fourthstream.com to find the Streamsbook resource – for your own encouragement, or to use to establish another person in the greatest Story ever to have occurred on the face of the earth!
A few great song links for your family:
Shine Upon My Heart
Jesus is the King