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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 when we team up with Jesus, incredible things can happen!
But first… Pecky wants to play!
MARK THE MOMENT
Share an achievement from the past week with each other and celebrate these wins!
WORSHIP (8 MINS)
Let’s be thankful for our wonderful friend, Jesus!
INTRO (10 MINS)
Explore the story (2 MINS)
Watch the video below, ‘Jesus feeds 5000’
Or read about it:
Jesus Storybook Bible p244
Jesus Calling Bible p180
The Lion First Bible p363
Or check it out in the bible: John 6:1-13
Quick Unpack: (2-5 mins) Keep it simple for younger ones.
- When the boy with the lunch and the disciples teamed up with Jesus’ plan an amazing miracle happened!
- Jesus loves to team up with us. He wants us to be part of his plan to love and help others.
- Do you know anyone in need? Are there problems in your life? Do you or does someone you know need a miracle?
- Let’s listen to and team up with Jesus to see his solutions and provision!
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
Action Game: Decide on actions for key words from the story to call out quickly:
Such as ‘basket’ (arms out in front to make a circle), ’fish’ (flap around like a fish!), ‘loaf’ (roll up in a ball), ‘small boy’ (stand with hands on hips), ‘Jesus’ (tap middle finger onto opposite palm of each hand) ’lunchtime’ (everyone sits down quickly – who is the first?).
Find it: 5 loaves, 2 fish: collect 5 of one thing and 2 of another from designated rooms in your home. For example from your bedroom such as 5 socks, 2 toy cars or the kitchen such as 5 fruit, 2 plastic bowls…
Set ground rules and ways to move safely around the house (tiptoe, crawling, giant steps…)
Who is the quickest? Who has counted correctly? Have a few goes, then put everything back super quickly!
Fish and loaves: use the template to make concertina fish and bread to show the multiplication of food. Decorate with pens, foil, shiny paper and add to the basket (optional). More instructions are on the template.
Pipe Cleaner fish: Use pipe cleaners and beads to make a fish: see the idea on the template.
Arty Paper fish: follow the instructions on the templates to create your own paper fish with tails!
Resources: Pdf template, pens, paper/card, glue, shiny paper, foil, pipe cleaners, beads, scissors
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
Be thankful: As you eat your snack or lunch be thankful for all that you have. We are so blessed. Pray for those that are in need in this country and other places around the world.
Team up with Jesus: Use your imagination to jump into the story of the feeding of the 5000 to see, hear, feel the story and what Jesus wants to show you about it.
OR imagine Jesus and you teaming up to face a problem in your life or school or family: what is he saying or showing you, what is he asking you to do with him? Spend time with him. Share with each other and find ways to step out in faith.
TODAY’S GAME CHANGING MOMENT
Jesus is my Game Changer – I can team up with him to see incredible things happen!
Share your fun times with us! Show us your crafts! Show us your fish crafts! Which of Jesus’ miracles do you think is the most amazing?
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