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Today is the next session in our new series: Jesus the Ultimate Game Changer!
Our aim today is to know that Jesus is the ultimate Game Changer and exciting things happen when I trust in him!
Jesus changed the game for everyone he met! Whose life is going to be transformed today?
MARK THE MOMENT
You could pass round something special to your family and take it in turns to tell each other your favourite moment of the last week.
WORSHIP (6-8 MINS)
Let’s celebrate that God is with us!
INTRO (10 MINS)
Explore the story of Water into Wine! (2.5 MINS)
Watch the video below:
Or read about it in:
My First Message Bible p216
The Story Traveller’s Bible p209
The Cat’s Tale, from ‘Animal Tales’ By Butterworth and Inkpen
- Or check it out in the Bible: John 2:1-11
Quick Unpack (2-5 mins) keep it simple for younger ones!
- Mary knew that Jesus was the ultimate game changer! She expected something to happen because he was there.
- Even though there was a problem, she didn’t panic or freak out or moan, she went to Jesus…
- She trusted in Jesus for the solutions and told others to as well!
- They did what Jesus said and a miracle happened!
- We can be like Mary!
- We can look to Jesus with any problems or struggles or when we feel stuck
- We can trust him and in his ways
- We can expect game changing moments to happen in our lives!
- We can expect miracles!
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
Fill the jars. Decide on 2 teams. Give each team a container (‘jar’) to put at one end of the room or garden. Decide on objects to fill your jar such as bricks, plastic balls, dried pasta… and have these at the other end of the room. Each team member takes it in turns to carry as many objects as they can to fill their jar. The first team to fill it wins! Or time each person to see who can fill the jar the quickest rather than racing.
Wedding Musical Statues. Pretend to be at the wedding party. Put some music on and dance around until it stops or shout ‘water into wine’. Who can stand still without laughing or moving?
A spin-it water into wine craft using the pdf template and instructions
Or draw the scene of Jesus, Mary and the guests at the wedding with flip-over jars to add to the scene. Cut out some of the jars from the template and colour one side blue, the other side red. Then sellotape down one side so you can flip it over to change from water into wine! You could draw puzzled, surprised, happy… expressions on the wedding guests too.
Resources: Pdf template, scissors, pens, glue/tape, paper and card, split pin/string
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
- Adventure Time: Get comfy and invite Holy Spirit to be with you. Why not imagine being at the wedding party with Jesus. What do you see, hear, smell, taste? What is Jesus doing? What does he show you? What does he want you to know about this miracle? Spend time exploring with him and share your experiences with each other.
- Jesus is the ultimate Game Changer: when he’s around amazing things happen! Let’s be expectant for miracles and wonderful things to happen when we trust in him. Where do you need his game changing moments in your family’s life? Share any problems or struggles with him. Trust in him for the answers and solutions… Pray for each other…
TODAY’S GAME CHANGING MOMENT
Jesus is the ultimate Game Changer – exciting things happen when I trust in him!
Share your fun times with us! What has Jesus being doing in your family’s life?
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