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Let’s find out more about those Old Testament Heroes!
Our aim today is to learn and experience that I am changed when I meet with God!
We want to see your faces! Send us a video of your favourite superhero joke to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus points for wearing a superhero costume! Here’s a few to enjoy now!
PS… we sent this video out in our Midweek Update this week! If you’ve missed any Midweek Updates – featuring Pecky, Adventure Times, family activities and more – you can catch up with them here!
Not to be outdone, here’s Pecky trying his hand at painting again…
MARK THE MOMENT
Start off your time together in a special way; You could say thank you to each other for something or share the highlight of this past week or the funniest thing you saw or heard!
WORSHIP (8-10 MINS)
Remember Jesus is always with you… he is here right now!
Have fun dancing and letting your kids teach you the actions
INTRO (12 MINS)
EXPLORE THE STORY OF JACOB (5 MINS)
Watch the story below or read it together!
Find in a children’s bible such as the Lion First Bible p66
Or look at some key bible passages:
UNPACK: When I meet with God I am changed (5 mins)
And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image2 Corinthians 3:18
Jacob was changed from a tricky trickster to God’s winner, from fearful to confident, from trying to do it all his way to trusting in God’s way, from being far away from God to being super close to him…
Did you know we can be changed too so we know how much Daddy God loves us, that his plans for us are incredibly good and so that ultimately we can be heroes and Game Changers for him?
Chat simply about the game changing moments you have had with God! Your child will love to hear how God has transformed you.
Encourage your child to share too: how have you met with God? What happened? What did you feel… or see… or hear…? What changed for you? Wow – that’s incredible!
What are some helpful ways to meet with God? What do you like to do, what helps you spend time with him? Adventure Times, reading the bible, chatting with God, worshipping, drawing or writing, sitting quietly, helping someone…?
Continue your own TIMELINE OF WONDER: Here’s Jacob to add to your timeline! Can you pop him in the correct place? The previous week’s pictures are here too if you missed them last week. Can you add in some other key times in history or from your life too? Send us a photo of your timeline so far!
Arm wrestling contest: Have fun doing arm or thumb wrestling contests with each other! Imagine wrestling with God?! Wow! How would that feel? What would that look like? Why not act this out or draw or write about it in your Adventure Book.
Names are super significant! What does everyone’s names mean in your family? Share with your child why you chose their name. Make a name badge, plaque or poster with everyone’s names on and their meanings. Make your own design or use one of the templates. We are significant and important heroes to God!
Resources: PDF templates, scissors, pens, stickers, glue
- You could get super brave and ask Holy Spirit to show you something he wants to change in you… Or you may already have something you want to see change to pray about. Ask Holy Spirit to be with you… wait a bit and pray for each other to be changed from glory to glory!
- You could speak the meanings of each other’s names over each other. Can you imagine Jesus whispering your name and what it means to you? Can you hear his voice and see his face of love for you? You are his hero… you belong to him… he will never leave you… he is giving you his superpower of love…
TODAY’S GAME CHANGING MOMENT
I am changed when I meet with God!
Your experiences with us! What does your name mean? How’s your timeline coming on? What happened in your Adventure Time? And more…
Or feel free to email us another time via email@example.com.