Who Are My Real Friends?

Step 1: Sing the Songs

Step 2: Memorize the Word Together

Step 3: Watch the Teaching Together

Source: Open Life Church

Step 4: Discuss the Teaching Together

Read God’s Word

  1. Spend time reading Ruth 1:6-19 with your family.

Explain God’s Word

  1. After you have read the passage, discuss these questions;
    1. What is the title of this passage in the Bible?
    2. Who are the main characters in this passage?
    3. What did Naomi tell her daughters-in-law to do? (v. 8-9)
    4. How did Ruth and Orpah react when Naomi first asked them to go? (v. 10)
    5. What did Orpah decide to do? (v. 14)
    6. What did Ruth decide to do? (v.16-19)

Show God’s Word

  1. Have you ever moved to a new home or had a friend move to a new home? Where did you (or your friend) move to? Was it hard for you? Were you sad?
  1. Loyal means, “giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or place”. Looking at the passage in Ruth, how did Ruth show firm and constant support for Naomi? List them below.
  1. Ruth showed loyalty by leaving her family and friends and moving with Naomi to a new home where she did not know anyone. Do you think it was easy or hard for Ruth to be loyal? Why or why not?

Apply God’s Word

  1. It is good to be loyal to friends and family, but it is most important that we are loyal to God. Looking at the verses below, what are some ways you can grow in loyalty to God?
    1. John 15:4
    2. 1 Chronicles 16:11
    3. Luke 5:27
  1. What specific step can you take this week to follow God and be loyal to Him? If you have not decided to follow Jesus and trust Him as your Lord and Saviour that is the first step you need to take. If you are already a follower of Jesus, can you grow in loyalty in your time in the word? Prayer? Service? 
  1. One way we can grow in loyalty to Christ is to spend time with God in prayer and in reading His Word. Use the Grow Up In Christ planner and schedule the time you need to spend time with Jesus. Remember- as you get close to Him, He will get close to you and give you the strength you need to live faithfully! Share your plan with your family, friends, and the Hope Kids team (hkids@hopeottawa.ca)
  1. Take time this week to memorize Proverbs 17:17 to remind yourself to be a loyal friend who helps others in their time of need; “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
  1. Our greatest call to loyalty is to God, but first we have to believe that Jesus is our Saviour. The way to have God’s help to bear good fruit is to first believe that Jesus is our Saviour. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to come to earth and die for our sins, so we can be saved and have a personal relationship with Him. To accept this gift from God, we must believe that Jesus died for us so that we can be God’s child too. We first must repent of our sin and believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. When we do this, we put our faith in Him. If you want to begin a personal relationship with Him, and put your faith in Him alone, all you need to do is;

A_________ (Admit) that you have done wrong and ask God to forgive you for disobeying Him.

B_______ (Believe) that God sent Jesus to take the punishment for your sin. Trust that you are forgiven because Jesus made you right with God

C________ (Choose) to spend your whole life depending on God’s power to help you say no to sin. Rely on God to help you tell others that God is your leader and the most important person in your life.

Step 5: Pray the Truth Together

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