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John 6:35, 41-51


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John 6:35, 41-51


By Lois Parker Edstrom


A graphic illustration, on poster board, of the word: Believe.

Inexpensive Believe Bracelets may be available in your area to compliment the lesson or the bracelets could be made using alphabet beads. (Use beads cautiously with very young children.)

Let’s talk about this word: Believe. The word means that you feel certain that something is true. Think about what you believe to be true.

Here are some ideas:

Do you believe the sun will rise each morning and light the sky so our days will be bright?

Do you believe the sky will darken each night?

Do you believe fish swim in the oceans and birds fly in the sky?

Do you believe that if you tip your glass over the milk inside will spill out?

Do you believe that if you throw a ball into the air it will come down?

These things, we know to be true, are like a promise. We can count on them.

Jesus makes a promise to each one of us. He says, “Most certainly, I tell you, he who believes in me has eternal life” (6:47).

Jesus asks that we believe in Him. This word: believe, is a good word. It means we have confidence in the truth. It means we believe in something that has value. Whoever believes “will live forever” (6:51).

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2009, Richard Niell Donovan