Adventist Adventurer Awards/Friend of Jesus

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Friend of Jesus
Busy Bee


Tell a friend about Jesus and how good He is to you.[edit]

Invite a friend to a meeting at your church.[edit]

With adult help, prepare a devotional or a prayer to be given at Sabbath School, a club meeting or school.[edit]

Visit a shut-in or older person from your community. Take him/her a picture or card you have made.[edit]

Tell why you should be kind to animals.[edit]

Attend a baptism and discuss what it means.[edit]

Downloadable book Baptism for kids.pdf Answering the Question - Why do people get baptized?

Explain what it means to be a friend of Jesus and name five of Jesus’ friends listed in your Bible.[edit]

  • Being friends with Jesus means allowing yourself to be defined by Him. (Mt 16:13-23)
  • Being Jesus' friend means hearing Him say, "Don't be afraid." (Mt 17:7)
  • When Jesus is your friend you are certain there is Someone in your life who understands your fragileness, struggles and hurts. (Heb 2:18)
  • When Jesus is your friend you know you will never be excluded by your failures or shortcomings. (Rom 8:38)


The Apostles

Peter

Andrew

James the Greater

James the Lesser

John

Philip

Bartholomew

Matthew

Thomas

Jude the Apostle,

Simon

Judas Iscariot

Be able to say a prayer at mealtime and one at bedtime.[edit]

Samples of Prayers:

  • Mealtime


Children's Mealtime Blessing
God is great!
God is good!
Let us thank Him
For our food.
Amen.
-- Traditional


  • Bedtime


Father, We Thank Thee
Father, we thank thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.
-- Rebecca Weston - 1890

Speak kindly to your family and friends. Discuss how being kind to others is also being a friend of Jesus.[edit]

External Resources[edit]

Baptism to Kids- Special Connection Home School