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FAMILY DEVOTION

BIBLE FOCUS

John 15:12-17

DISCOVERY POINT:

Jesus wants to be your best friend.

KEY VERSE:

“…a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”
(Proverbs 18:24b)
 

Jesus Wants to Be Your Best Friend

STICK TOGETHER

With your family, read what Proverbs 18:24 says about true friendship. Want to be a true friend?

Get yourself into a sticky situation!

Pour a half cup of fat-free milk (the fat-free is important) into a small bowl, and add two tablespoons of vinegar. (Be prepared! It might smell a little funny.) Stir the mixture, and then let it sit for two minutes. Your milk will look a little chunky—YUM! Strain the chunks (or curds) out of the milk. Put the curds between two paper towels, and press down to dry them. Put the curds in a clean bowl or cup, and add two teaspoons of water and one teaspoon of baking soda. Guess what—you’ve made your own glue!

FAMILY CHALLENGE:

With your family, use your glue to make a collage of family photos, pictures from magazines, and anything else you can find. The collage should show what holds you together as a family. 

When your collage is finished, talk about these questions:

What is your favorite part of this collage?

Why is that your favorite part?

What kinds of things help our family stick together?

How does Jesus stick even closer than a brother?

Pray, thanking Jesus for being your best friend and asking God to help your family stick together. Hang the collage in your house so you can look at it often. Keep looking for new stuff to add to the collage.

Talk together about what it means to be best friends with others as well as Jesus. Reminisce about times you knew Jesus was sticking with you closely. Look for examples of Jesus’ friendship during the week. At the end of the week, get together and thank Jesus for all the times he has stuck with you.

SHARE YOUR STORY
We want to hear about your families experience with this devotion.  Share your story below. 

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