– week 5 –
Scripture Reading: John 12:20-33
Jesus told his disciples that they would bear fruit by dying to their flesh and sowing seeds of salvation. He assured them that the Father would honor anyone who used his or her life to serve Christ.
What are some practical ways that you can use your life to serve Christ right now? Spend some time discussing this question with your family. Make a plan to bless at least one person in need this week.
Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.
“Growing in Grace”
Place soil in several recyclable seed planters or similar containers. Plant a few bean seeds, marigold seeds or other fast-growing seeds in each one. Explain that most families in Kenya rely on farming for survival. Help the children water the plants, emphasizing the importance of water for growing food. Consider hosting a plant sale with these or other plants, donating the proceeds to Water for Life.
Kenya’s economy relies heavily on agriculture — a dangerous gamble in a country frequently plagued by drought. Roughly 75% of the people earn at least
a portion of their income through farming.
(CIA World Factbook, 2020)
Christ our Redeemer, thank you for giving your life to reap a great harvest of souls. Help us follow in your footsteps as we sow into the lives of families without water. Please answer their prayers, bless their crops and help them experience your great love. We ask this in your holy name. Amen.