How Did Jesus Spell Relationship? L-O-V-E

Dear parents,

We’ve wrapping up our series focusing on the theme “Friends and Family.” Through studying various Scripture passages, students have been learning about their life-giving relationships with other people and with God.

In this third lesson, we read John 13:34-35 and discovered the new commandment Jesus gave his disciples right before he died on the cross. This was a simple commandment: to love each other the way Jesus had loved them.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your student about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

• What are some traits of Jesus’ love? What does his love offer us that nothing else in this world can offer?
• What obstacles might hinder us from carrying out Jesus’ new commandment?
• Think of a time you struggled to love someone close to you. How did you overcome that struggle? What did Jesus’ love look like in that moment?

Thanks for all of your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have an amazing week!