Sunday June 21

Sing Together

Read Together John 1:1-12

1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

God sent a man, John the Baptist,to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

Watch the Story

Discussion:

  • What part of the story is interesting to you?
  • What are some of the key words that are mentioned several times? (you might need to read it again)
  • John the Baptist is a good example of someone who pointed others to Jesus. How can we point others to Jesus?
  • The story says that the world didn’t recognize the Light (Jesus) when he came. Why do you think that might be?
  • At the end of the story, it says that God has given us “the right to become children of God.” What do you think it means to be a child of God? How does this make you feel?

Pray Together

Dear God,
Thank you for creating such a beautiful world through your Word. Thank you for how your Light came into the darkness. Help us to recognize Jesus, your light, and to point others toward Him. Thank you for making us your children!
Amen

Activities:

  • Write out your favourite verse from the reading in a fancy way, with small illustrations around it. Put it on your fridge, or send it to someone in the mail.
  • Reread John 1:1-5. What kinds of images does it bring to mind? Try to paint a picture that captures one of these creation images (maybe it’s swirling darkness with a bright bit of light, maybe it could be many colours coming together into created things, it might be “the Word”…).
  • Draw a picture of yourself as part of the “children of God.”

Sing Some More!