Holy Tuesday: Jesus Has the Greatest Love (John 15:1-17)

Do you have a friend? What is most loving thing that your friend has ever done for you? It might be that a friend helped you with a problem that you were having, or gave you a very nice gift. Maybe a friend has invited you to their house or shared their things with you. When a friend does this, it shows that they love you. When Jesus was talking to his disciples, he said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). The most love a person can possibly show is to give up their life for someone else–because their life is the most precious thing that they have to give. Jesus himself showed the very greatest love. Do you know how he did this? He gave up his life for us. He died so that we could be forgiven. In the next few days, we will read about how Jesus died. We will see how very much Jesus loves us.

Dear Jesus, We thank you for your amazing love for us! We love you, too. Please fill us up with love and help us to obey your command to love others. Amen. 

(no Activity today)

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For tomorrow’s activity we’ll need: a basin of water and a towel

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4 Responses to Holy Tuesday: Jesus Has the Greatest Love (John 15:1-17)

  1. Sarah says:

    Betsy, I love your readings and activities! Having spent much time steeped in academic theology (which is wonderful and enriching and life-giving!), I sometimes forget that the complexity of the Gospel story arises out of its very simplicity. And that we first meet God in the simplicity of the face of Jesus — then we spend the rest of our lives delving into the complexity. So ironically I wind up struggling to just share the Jesus I’ve fallen in love with – which ought to be as easy as saying, “Look at him! Isn’t he wonderful!”

    It’s so good to see these such great ideas for how to do this with my kids. They’re simple (in the best ways!) and winsome and rich. I plan on lifting them wholesale 🙂

    Thank you!

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