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Today is the next session in our new series: Jesus the Ultimate Game Changer! Whose life is going to be transformed today?
Our aim today is to know that Jesus is the Ultimate Game Changer: He knows just what we need. We can have faith in him!
NEXT WEEK we are doing Game Changers as a live Zoom call at 10am!! Look out for more info this coming week. We can’t wait to see you!
Before you get started in earnest, here’s a quick trip to Pecky’s World…
MARK THE MOMENT
Who can say ‘Jesus is the ultimate game changer’ really fast, without getting in in a muddle?
WORSHIP (8 MINS)
Let’s celebrate who God is and all he’s done for us!
INTRO (10 MINS)
Jesus the Ultimate Game Changer Intro Video, Susie
Explore the story of Jairus and the woman! (3.5 MINS)
Watch the video below:
Or read about it in
Jesus Calling Bible p186
Jesus Storybook Bible p214
The Story Traveller’s Bible p219
- Or check it out in the Bible: Mark 5: 21-43
Quick Unpack (2-5 mins) keep it simple for younger ones!
Jesus loved and cared for Jairus’ family and the poor woman.
He could see that they were searching for him and needed him: that they had faith in him!
- Jairus went in faith to beg Jesus for help for his daughter
- The woman reached out in faith to touch Jesus’ clothes
Even though the disciples and the people were crowding around, rushing and hurrying and even laughing at Jesus, he stayed focussed on Father God’s plan and he knew just what he needed to do! And a little girl came back to life and a very sick woman was miraculously healed!
Jesus is our Game Changer too!
He loves us and knows just what we need.
Do you have faith in him?
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
‘Squeak Piggy Squeak’ (you’ll need 3 or more people!) Have one person blindfolded or with their eyes closed, holding up their thumbs. Choose another member of the family to gently squeeze their thumbs and say ‘squeak piggy squeak’ in a silly voice. Can they guess who it is? Take turns.
The bear and honey pot: have one person blindfolded with a bunch of keys in front of them. Can another member of the family creep up and get the keys without being heard and pointed at?
A cartoon style comic of the key events in story. Use the template or design your own. Which are the main events of the story? How did Jairus feel? What about the poor woman? Why did the crowd laugh? Chat as you create.
Wristband: Use the template to create a ‘Jesus heals’ wristband. Choose a plaster to colour in or decorate and cut out. Then stick onto one of the strips and cut to make it the correct length for your wrist, secure with tape.
Freeze-Frame: this is a snapshot in time where everyone stands absolutely still and their stance and expressions tell the story of what is going on.
Choose one part of the story: Who is there? How do they feel? What are they doing? What would they look like? Each person decides who they are and what they’re doing then shout FREEZE! Take a photo and send to us!
Resources: Pdf template, scissors, pens, paper/card, tape
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
Adventure Time Get comfy and invite Holy Spirit to be with you. You could imagine being with Jesus as he healed the little girl… have a look around: what can you see, hear, feel… what is Jesus doing and saying? …What does he show you?
Or imagine being with Jesus in your school and seeing someone hurt/injured. What does Jesus do? What does he say to you? What do you do? Spend time with Jesus.
Don’t forget to share with someone and draw or write about it in your Adventure Book.
Let’s have faith: Is anyone sick or in pain? Invite Holy Spirit to come. Speak healing to body parts. Listen to Jesus… What is he showing you about how to pray? Let’s have faith in him that he loves us and he knows what is needed!
TODAY’S GAME CHANGING MOMENT
Jesus is my Game Changer – he knows what I need and I can have faith in him!
Share your fun times with us! Show us your freeze-frames or your wristbands!
Or feel free to email us another time via email@example.com.