Friends Help Each Other

Description

The Gospel of Mark tells about four men who helped their friend find a way to Jesus. How can you use this story to teach your child about friendship?

TALKING TO GOD

Thank God for His constant help and for the people around you (family, friends, teachers, pastors) who help you, too.

DIVING IN

Sit in a circle. One person should stand and say, "I am your friend. I will ___." In the blank, the person can make up an ending, such as "help you comb your hair" or "take your favorite toy without asking." The rest of the family should give a thumbs-up if the action is that of a friend and a thumbs-down if the action is not that of a friend. Go around the circle a few times. It's OK for people to suggest funny ideas that don't belong in a friendship.

GOING DEEPER

The Gospel of Mark tells about four men who helped their friend find a way to Jesus (2:1-12). Their friend was not able to walk, so they carried him through the crowd, made a hole in the roof above Jesus and lowered him through the hole. Because they loved their friend enough to help him, he was able to meet Jesus, and Jesus healed him so he could walk again.

TALKING TO EACH OTHER

- How have your friends helped you?

- How have you helped your friends?

- Do you have any friends with special needs? How might you help them?

- What other ways can friends help each other?

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Why I Study My Bible Where I DON’T Like to Study My Bible
Keith Ferrin
Raising Children of Radical Faith
Kim Wagner
Ultimate Teacher
Karen Stubbs
Thanks, Dad!
National Center for Fathering
Mentors
Angus Buchan
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple