December 30, 2018

Bible Story:  1 John 4:9-12. God displayed his great love for us when He sent Jesus to pay the price for our sins. John reminds us that no one has ever seen God, but when we show love to others, people see God through us.

Bottom Line: Love others because God loved you first. We show love to others, not just because it’s a good thing to do, but also because it’s what God did for us and what God calls us to do for others.

Key Question: How will you love others? Showing God’s love to others is an important part of following Jesus.

Extra Memory Verse: Matthew 5:16 NIV. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

This Month’s Memory Verse

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.

GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click below to see this week’s GodTime card!


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen or purchase the music your child will be singing this month.


A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click below to read more about December’s Widget!