Theme: Following Jesus
1. John 12:26 says, “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.” What do you want to be when you grow up? Describe some of the things you’ll need to do to get there. What impact does this verse have on your plans?
2. In 1 Samuel 3, Samuel was a young boy who was called to serve God. In the middle of the night Samuel heard someone calling to him. Eli, the High Priest, advised Samuel to respond to this call by saying, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” Do you think that was difficult for Samuel? What would you have done? As you listen to this episode, think about the ways that you can serve God.
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be”
In this episode, Grandpa Anole gave Liz and Spike a map to follow to find the answers to their questions about Christianity. The lesson Grandpa wanted them to learn was that Jesus doesn't just tell us where to go—he wants to show us. And he doesn't just tell us what to do―he says he'll go with us, just like Grandpa did.
The people in the Bible sometimes did unusual things because they were following what God told them to do. Because they followed God, God rewarded them. Some were given lots of land or many children; armies were given huge victories and more people were led to Christ!
What about you? Are you ready for an exciting adventure? The first step may just be saying, "OK, God, I'll follow you today!"
Have you ever heard of a “vision board?” It’s a tool you can use to help you focus on a life goal. It’s a place to display images that represent what you want to be, do, or have in your life.
Create a vision board with five pictures showing what you want to be or do to follow God in your life. Then write on it in black marker, “Okay, God, I’ll follow you today!” God promises to be with you.