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Jesus is the Light of the World: Lent Family Devotions for 3/4/2012


Warmup Activity

  • Tonight we are going on a little walk before our family time
  • Light a candle
  • Turn off all the lights in your house
  • Walk around your house with your kids and have them follow you as you hold the candle
  • What was it like walking around the house with just a candle?
  • What would have happened if we didn’t have the candle?
  • Tonight we are going to learn about another statement that Jesus said about himself and it has something to do with this candle

The Word

  • Read John 8:12
    • “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
  • How is Jesus the light of the world?
  • Do you remember a story in the Old Testament about how God made a pillar of fire to show the Israelites where to go in the desert?
  • In the same way Jesus shows us how we can live like him

The Connection

  • What is one thing Jesus gives us as a guidebook to show us how to live like him? (the Bible)
  • How does the Bible show us how to live?
  • Without the Bible and without Jesus we wouldn’t know how to live our lives
  • Application question: What is one way that you can live like Jesus this week?
  • Daily application question at dinner: How did you live like Jesus today?

Symbol Activity

  • What do you think our symbol is today?
  • Now whenever you see this candle you can remember that Jesus shows us we can live like him
  • Color in the candle and then we will put the square on our cubes
Here is the design for the cube that can be printed on card stock and cut out.
Here are the symbol cut outs for each week.

12 Movies to Watch in 2012

2012 looks to be a great year for movies unless the Mayans are right and the world ends. Since it’s 2012, here are twelve movies to watch, one for each month:

Red Tails – January

Safe House – February

The Hunger Games  – March

The Five Year Engagement – April

The Avengers – May

Snow White and the Huntsman – June

The Dark Knight Rises – July

The Bourne Legacy  – August

No trailer yet but learn more about the next movie in the Bourne series starring Jeremy Renner here

Argo – September

No trailer yet but this story about a CIA agent trying to save six Americans during the Iranian revolution sounds good. Ben Affleck stars and directs this thriller.

Gangster Squad – October

Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling star in this movie about the LAPD attempting to keep the Mafia out of LA in the 40s and 50s. Read more here.

Skyfall – November

Daniel Craig returns to his role as James Bond and the creepy Javier Bardem plays the villain. Find out more here.

The Hobbit – December