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We are starting a new Game Changers theme called HAPPY HEARTS!
Did you know that Jesus wants us to have a Happy Heart?
Today let’s find out about having an open heart to him!
NEXT SUNDAY will be a Zoom Call: find out more about Happy Hearts, play games, pray and laugh together!
MARK THE MOMENT
Give someone a high five and tell them one thing you like to do with them.
WORSHIP (8 MINS)
Let’s celebrate Jesus’ big heart of love for us!
INTRO (14 MINS)
Watch: Peter says ‘Yes’ to Jesus (3 mins, watch below!)
Quick Unpack: (2-5 mins) Keep it simple for younger ones.
Jesus’ heart is love, kindness, power, peace… what else do you think Jesus’ heart is like?
His heart is always open to us. The twelve disciples and many others said Yes to Jesus and opened their hearts to him and incredible, life-changing stuff happened…
Do you want to open your heart to Jesus? He can fill it with wonderful things…
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
…and the ‘Happy Hearts Health Chart’ here! (keep it handy, as we will be using this each week during the Happy Heart series)
Pass the Heart: Play some music and pass a cushion or heart back and forth or around your family, like pass the parcel. When the music stops the person holding the cushion/heart shouts ‘My heart is open to Jesus’ and then jumps/hops/tiptoes around the circle or across the room as quickly as possible.
Doctor Jesus: If you have a doctors kit, have fun playing with your younger child. Chat simply about how Jesus is the doctor for our hearts as well as our bodies. He wants our hearts be happy and healthy… He wants to heal any hurts or owee’s! Be ready to pray if you need to!
Introducing THE HAPPY HEARTS HEALTH CHART!
Print it out HERE to add to it each week! You could decorate today’s Open Heart image from the template, cut it out and stick onto the matching one on your chart so it lifts up or to one side. Jot one key thing you learnt or experienced today on the back before you stick in on!
– Choose items from the templates to decorate and cut out to make your own heart home.
– Use junk modelling to create your heart home where you and Jesus hang out.
– Use Lego or other bricks to make hearts. Give out or send photos of them to family or friends encouraging or praying for them to have an open heart to Jesus
Adventure Book: If you took part in the Adventure Time on the Intro Video draw or write about it in your Adventure Book or journal. What was your heart home like? Did you open the door to Jesus? What happened? What did you see, hear or feel? Celebrate your time with him!
OR have an Adventure Time now: Imagine your heart like a home, with windows, a door, a roof, a path… Jesus is walking up the path and knocking on the door of your heart… What do you do? Do you let him in? What happens then? What is Jesus doing, saying, showing you, giving you… Spend time with him in your heart home! Don’t forget to draw or write about it.
If you need a new Adventure Book, let us know!
NEW BIBLE BITE: Revelation 3:20. Can you find it in your bible? How could you begin to learn this verse?
Jesus said ‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you will eat with me.’
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
- My heart is open to Jesus: Take it in turns to speak truths over each other such as ‘my heart is open to Jesus’, ’Jesus you are welcome here’, ‘Jesus, we love you’, ‘Jesus, heal my heart’…
- Doctor Jesus: Is your heart hurting? Is there pain in your body? Jesus loves us and cares for us. He wants to heal. Pray for each other: speak healing to body parts, tell ‘owee’s’ to go in Jesus’ name, listen to Holy Spirit… pray what he shows you. Share your testimonies with us!
WHAT’S THE GAME CHANGING MOMENT
My heart is a home for Jesus and I can open the door of my heart to him!
Share your art with us. Show us your hearts. What happened in your Adventure Time? Did you open your heart to Jesus?
ZOOM CALL NEXT SUNDAY!!
Or feel free to email us another time via email@example.com.