In week two, we find Jesus at the Jordan River. In John 1:19-42 and John 3:22-36. Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist, is also at the Jordan River preparing the way for Jesus. When Jesus told John to baptize Him, at first, John refused, feeling far too inferior to baptize Jesus. John knew enough about the Scriptures, and he understood enough about God’s story that he responded to Jesus in a different way.
Bottom Line: If you want to know God, start with Jesus. The best way to know God is by taking time to find out more about Jesus. Jesus shows us what God is like. God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to make a forever relationship with Him possible. We want every kid to know how important it is to trust Jesus with their life.
Memory Verse: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT
The Reign Forest Team
Hello Reign Forest Friends,
First, I want to say GOOD JOB to everyone on their part in the Christmas play. The kids did an awesome job and thank you parents for working with your child(ren) on memorizing their lines and bringing them out to the evening practice.
We start the month of January in Luke 2:41-52 as we discover a moment from Jesus’ childhood. Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. And Jesus recognized something very important. He knew that if He wanted to be a part of God’s story and know the secrets of the world around Him, He needed to be in a place where He could learn what His Father said. For Jesus, studying Scripture was a priority.
Bottom Line: Knowing God is the most important thing. Our kids are growing up in the information age. There is no lack of information. However, not all information is as equally valuable. We want our kids to discover that when they focus on knowing God first, the rest will fall into place.
Now that our Christmas play is over, we are starting our Bible Memory Verse challenge again. Our verse for this week is “For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 NLT
The Reign Forest Team
Angie, Anita, Cheryl, Jessi, and Kristin
Reign Forest Team
Anita Wenrich is the leader every first Sunday
Jessi Sensenig is the leader every fourth Sunday
Angie Martin is the leader every fifth Sunday
Kristin Wise is the leader every second Sunday
Cheryl Marshall is the coordinator and leader every third Sunday