John was referred to as the “Beloved Disciple” because of his close relationship with Jesus. This John Was a Friend of Jesus Story Illustration will help kids remember that it is a wonderful thing to be close to Jesus and encourage them to love Jesus in the same way.
John, A Friend of Jesus
John was a fisherman, a disciple of Jesus, and Jesus' close friend. John wrote several New Testament books, including the fourth Gospel. These Bible activities are about John and his close relationship with the Lord.
This frame craft, based on John 13:15 and the fact that John was considered a friend of Jesus, will help children remember the importance of being a good friend and showing love to our friends. It will also create a great gift for kids to give to friends.
This Write the Bible Phrase worksheet calls for kids to write, “A friend loves at all times.” This is an adaptation of Proverbs 17:17 and will help encourage children to think about the importance of being a good friend.
Ten differences exist between these pictures showing Jesus walking with His friend John and another disciple. How may of differences can your children find? Answers are provided.
Let your kids work this secret code. As they do, they’ll learn some important things about John, Jesus’ follower and friend.
This maze is fun! And it helps kids understand that Jesus had friends, including John. Give your kids a chance to work this puzzle!
As your kids play this match game that highlights John’s friendship with Jesus, let them know that they also can love and follow Jesus!
This simple, eight-piece jigsaw puzzle shows Jesus walking with John and another of His disciples. John’s loyalty to Jesus helps us to understand that we, too, can serve Him faithfully.