This week’s Bible Story can be found in 1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Titus 2:11-14. Paul wrote to give Timothy and Titus advice and to help all church leaders know how to lead God’s people. Church leaders help believers know what is true, and they serve the church by following the example of Jesus, who served us by dying on the cross for our sins.
As you share with your kids this week, help them see the value in God’s gift of church leaders. Look for ways to support your leaders so that your kids value them, love them, and respect them. Consider ways your family can encourage your leaders.
At the same time, emphasize that God is at work in your kids and that they too might be leaders in the church one day—perhaps one day soon. Help your kids see that being a leader is a great privilege to help point others to the gospel.
Finally, be sure that your kids understand that church leaders do not lead on their own. All church leaders follow the leadership of Jesus, who was a servant-leader to us. He gave His life so that we could be forgiven of our sin.
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS
- Why is God’s Word so important?
- How can we know if a leader is teaching something besides God’s Word?
- How do church leaders serve the church? How can we serve?
Check this week’s Bible Story Videos, Parent’s Guide and Activity Pages below for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.