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Today is the last session in our Jesus the Ultimate Game Changer series!
We’ll be learning that we can get close to Jesus and help our friends to as well!
NEXT WEEK IS OUR GAME CHANGER’s CHRISTMAS ZOOM CALL! 10am on 13th December!
Wear your Christmas jumper, hug a Christmas cuddly toy, grab pencil and paper and be ready for some festive fun!
MARK THE MOMENT
Say thank you to someone in your family – try to be specific about why you’re thanking them!
WORSHIP (8 MINS)
Let’s be thankful for our wonderful friend, Jesus!
INTRO (10 MINS)
Explore the story more (3.5 MINS)
Watch: Jesus heals a man (3.5 mins)
Or read about it:
The Lion First Bible p342
The Bible: Luke 5:17-26
Quick Unpack: (2-5 mins) Keep it simple for younger ones.
The four fab friends knew they had to get their friend to Jesus, no matter what!
And when they did Jesus, the ultimate Game Changer:
- Forgave the man and healed his heart
- Spoke to his sickness and healed his legs
- Showed he was God with his love and power! WOW!
Remember Jesus is our friend too!
We can believe that he is God and he is good!
We can choose to get close to him!
We can help our friends and family to know him too by loving them with Jesus’ super power of love, by helping them, by telling them, by praying for them and much more….
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
Musical Jumps: Play a variation on musical bumps. Dance around to music, when it stops lie down like the lame man then a few seconds later someone shouts ‘Get up, pick up your mat and walk’ and the first to leap up is the winner! Take it in turns to be the one stopping the music and shouting the command.
Play it: create a den house and be the different characters in the bible account or go small using any bricks, soft toys or little people you have: play out the story and wonder about it together.
I wonder how the friends got onto the roof… How do you think the man felt been carried around, sent through the roof, meeting Jesus, walking again? Why were the leaders so mad with Jesus? I wonder what Jesus felt when he saw the man coming through the roof… I wonder where we might be in the story…
Man through the roof craft: choose one of the templates, cut out and assemble the man on his mat! Slide him out to re-create the miracle! You could also add straws, sticks or long strips of card along each long side of the mat to make carrying handles.
A prayer for a friend: Choose a card from the template or design your own. Choose a friend to commit to pray for and write or draw about them on the card. You could add on why they’re a special friend to you, anything Jesus is showing you for them, an important bible verse and more. Stick up to remind you pray for them.
Resources: Pdf template, pens, paper/card, glue
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
Get close to Jesus: Either imagine being with Jesus in your favourite place and going on an Adventure Time with him anywhere or put yourself in the story of the man through the roof. What can you see, hear, feel? What is Jesus showing you? What is important to him? Spend time getting close to him…
Choose a friend to pray for, use your prayer card if you made one:
Keep it simple for younger ones: say a friend’s name in turn and pray for them to get to know Jesus as their best friend, to feel his love and power.
For older ones: Encourage your child to listen to Jesus – what is on his heart for their friend? How can they love them? How can they show Jesus to them? Pray some of these things for their friends and challenge each other to keep on praying!
WHAT’S THE GAME CHANGING MOMENT
Jesus is my Game Changer – I can get close to him and help my friends to do so too!
Share your fun times with us! Show us your crafts. Who are you praying for? What happened in your Adventure Time?
DON’T FORGET THE GAME CHANGER CHRISTMAS ZOOM NEXT WEEK!!
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