A Faithful Witness
Opening Prayer: Join together in prayer asking God for opportunities where we can faithfully witness the love and truth of Jesus Christ to those in need - through our prayers, actions and deeds.
Focus Bible Verse :
The same came for a witness, to bear witness
of the Light, that all men through him might believe. John 1:7
Today's Bible Reading :
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light,
that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world
Follow Up Questions And Activity:
1. What is a witness ? Discuss with the children
the importance of giving a truthful account
of something or to go on the record for someone or some event.
2. Who sent John to witness of the Light ? vs 6
3. Did you know that the John mentioned in this passage
refers to John the Baptist ?
4. Do you know some of the ways John the Baptist was a faithful
witness for Jesus ?
Read the following passage that proclaims John's witness for Jesus:
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him,
and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man
which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should
be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending
from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize
with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou
shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him,
the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
5..Can you be a faithful witness for Jesus ?
6. John the Baptist refers to Jesus in the above
passage by two other names . Do you remember what they are ?
See Verses 29 and 34.
7. Is there someone you can tell of Jesus in your life this week ?
SHINE FOR JESUS WHERE YOU ARE
Be a faithful witness for the Lord,
Shine for Jesus where you are;
You cannot an idle hour afford,
Just shine for Jesus where you are.