Why Follow Jesus?

Day 1 of 6 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Life of Jesus, Part 1


Welcome to the Why Follow Jesus? Bible Plan! You might have started this Bible Plan thinking something like this: I know other people follow Jesus—but I’m not quite sure what it’s all about. Or you might be thinking something more like this: I just love following Jesus, and I’d like to be able to talk to other people about why I do more clearly! 


No matter what you’re thinking and wondering as you begin this Bible Plan, you’re in the right place. 


Followers of Jesus who take Jesus at His word believe Jesus was the Son of God. That He came from heaven to be fully God, yet also fully human at the same time. It’s a great mystery that is impossible for us to completely understand. But the way Jesus lived proved to His followers that what He said was true. His miracles—and especially the end of His story—proved to those who knew Him on earth that He actually was the Son of God. We’ll get to more of that tomorrow!


For today, let’s watch James, a friend of The Loop Show, who does a fantastic job telling about Jesus’ life on earth. 




Jesus had already done a lot in His short time on earth. Today, we left off when some people hated His influence and wanted Him to die. Not the best feeling. But don’t worry, we’ll cover the rest of His life tomorrow, all the way through the surprise ending that changed history forever! 


Oh! One more thing before you finish up today. Have you already decided to follow Jesus as the Son of God and the leader of your life? If yes, that’s an awesome choice. If not, or if you’d like to think about it more, talk to a trusted adult in your life today. Invite a parent, a pastor, a small group leader, or another mentor to read and discuss this Bible Plan with you. 


Ask yourself: Which part of Jesus’ life that I learned about today is the most interesting or meaningful to me? 


Challenge yourself: Grab some paper and something to draw with. In the middle of the paper, write one word that describes the way you feel about Jesus after watching today’s video and reading today’s Bible verses. Design and decorate the rest of the page in a way that fits the word you chose.


Pray: God, thank You for sending us Jesus. Help me to understand You more through understanding who Jesus is and how He acted when He lived as a human on earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.