Welcome To E3!
Good Morning! We hope had good week and are enjoying your weekend!

In the Book of John, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) But what exactly does He mean by that? The answer is of eternal importance and it’s what we’ll be exploring during this week’s worship. 
 
When it’s time to begin, start your morning of worship by watching the short lesson video and then sing along with this weeks worship songs.
Big Idea: Jesus is the one true God and following Him is the only way to eternal life.
Memory Verse: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take you deeper into the lesson:
· Family activities
· PRAY IT!  Write a prayer thanking Jesus for dying for your sins.
· JOURNAL IT! Imagine you get to visit heaven for a day. What do you think it would be like? Write about your day.
THE A-MAZE-ING RACE
Set up: Print a copy of the “Amazing Mazes” for each person.

Today we learned that Jesus is the way, truth, and life. In the Bible, Jesus said that, “No one can come to the Father except through me.” Let’s play a game that will help us understand what that means.

Directions: Give everyone in your group a copy of the “A-maze-ing Mazes” along with a pen or pencil. Each copy includes 3 mazes. When you say “go,” have everyone begin working on the first maze. After 8 seconds, yell “switch” and quickly pass your maze to the person on your right (counterclockwise). Everyone will have to pick up where the previous person left off. Continue yelling “switch” every 8 seconds until someone has completed the maze. Upon completion, the victor will have to jump up and do an “a-maze-ing” dance. Repeat this activity for the remaining 2 mazes. When finished, ask the following questions:

Question: How many ways were there to reach the end? (Answer: Only one. Every other way led to a dead end.)

Question: Jesus said, “No one can come to the Father except through me.” How were these mazes kind of like that verse? (Answer: There is only one way to reach heaven and that’s through Jesus.)

And lastly—a word of encouragement from the Bible. I love what God says in Psalm 30:5, “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." It’s been a dark season for almost all of us, but I’m praying that the joy of “morning” is on the horizon for you and your family. 
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