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The House in the Hole in the Side of The Tree
The House in the Hole in the Side of The Tree Author:V. Gilbert Beers A WORD TO PARENTS AND TEACHERS: This book is about you, and me, and all others who try to get along with one another. It is especially written for those who follow Christ, for above all others, we should learn to live together happily. If we who are believers are all friends of Jesus-having been changed into new people through Him-then we oug... more »ht to be frinds with one another.
So don't be tempted to stop with a story about Squire Squirrel, Oscar Owl, and their friends. There is much more here for you and your child. After you and your child have read the story through several times to capture ites meaning, talk with him or her about the questions at the end of this book. They will point to some important guidelines in the interpersonal relationships of believers.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: (end of the book discussion)
1. Why should Jesus' friends be friends with each other? Read I John 4:11. Can we tell Jesus that we really love Him if we do not love His friends? Read also I John 4: 12, 20.
2. What did Squire's neighbors do for him? Why did they do something special for him? Should we do special things for others who are Jesus' friends? Should we do special things for others who do not like us? Read I John 3: 18 and Galatians 6: 9.
3. What would have happened if Squire's neighbors had treated him the way he treated them? Is it better to treat others the way they treat us, or the way we want them to treat us? Read Matthew 7: 12 and Luke 6: 31. What does the Bible say?
4. What did Jesus do to those who hurt him? How does He want us to treat those who hurt us? Read Matthew 5: 43-47. How does He want us to treat His friends? Read Romans 12: 10 and I Thessalonians 4: 9.« less