64 (25) 3 John

Objective

See how living a life of love has a positive impact on others.

Ice Breaker

Think of situations where people helping you kept you going and made you happy.

I related how the children at Sunday School and the work we did together kept me encouraged when I was going through cancer treatement.

Bible Card

    • Author: Paul
    • Type: Letter
    • Written: AD 60-95
    • No. of Chapter: 1
    • N.T. Book No.: 25

Study

Read 3 John v1-5

Notice how John in verse 2 prayed that Gaius would be kept in good health. That was a good thing to pray for his dear friend. Do we pray different things for each other. Think of things wwe can pray for each other. If appropriate have some prayers.

Read v4 again and consider what impact that living a life of love has on Paul
Mention that the ‘children’ here are children of faith, but real children also bring joy to their parents in the same way.

Read Phillipians 1v3-7: See how the Phillippians caused Paul to give thanks for them every time he prayed. Why? Because of the help they gave and kept on giving.

Craft

The idea of a frizby comes from handing a frizby onto other people is like handing on happiness to another person.

Decorate a frizby with ‘You make me happy’ and 3 John 4: It always give me the greatest joy when I hear that my children are following the way of truth. The frizbies can be coloured with special pens that make the frizby’s their own.