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Today is the next session session in our HAPPY HEARTS theme! We are going to discover that Jesus wants us to have a FULL HEART!
What mischief is Pecky up to this week?
MARK THE MOMENT
Take it in turns to say “I have got a Happy Heart” as quickly as you can!
WORSHIP (7 MINS)
Let’s worship Jesus: he wants us to have Happy Hearts!
INTRO (13 MINS)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:
Watch: God Sends the Holy Spirit (3.5 mins)
Jesus Calling Bible p228
Lion First Bible p456
Jesus Storybook Bible p326
Find these key verses in your bible: Revelation 3:20, Acts 2:17, Philippians 4:6-8, Luke 1:53
Quick Unpack: (2-5 mins) Keep it simple for younger ones.
If our bodies are empty of food they don’t work properly
What about our hearts? What do they need to be full of so they can work properly?
Jesus wants our hearts to be full of Holy Spirit and his good things so we are happy, healthy and can share his love with others.
Do you want an empty or a full heart?
Fun Activities (5-15 mins)
…and the ‘Happy Hearts Health Chart’ here! (as used previously)
Full and empty: Use bricks and bowls or soft toys and baskets or anything that is a container and some objects to fill them! Have races across the room or time each other to see who can fill up the containers first.
BIBLE BITE: Cut up the Bible Bite from the template and hide around your room. Who can find all the pieces and put it back in order?
- HAPPY HEARTS HEALTH CHART! Print this out here to add to each session. Can you decorate today’s hearts and add it to your chart?
- Heart Collages: Chose a heart from the template and fill it up! Either use pictures, patterns, stickers, finger prints… Or write in what you’d like your heart to be full of: love, Holy Spirit, thankfulness, peace, Jesus, power, worship…
- Layered hearts: Cut out the hearts from the template. Start with the biggest then stick on all the other ones in order of size to create a 3D layered heart. Chat about having a full heart as you create.
- Holy Spirit and the disciples Activity Sheets
Prayer Ideas: (5-10 mins)
Full to overflowing: Invite Holy Spirit to come and fill your hearts to overflowing. Be patient to wait and see what happens as you pray: what can you see, hear, feel… Remember whenever we ask God always hears and answers no matter what we feel! Encourage each others you pray and receive.
Declare truths: Pass round a cushion, heart or special object and take it in turns to say ‘My heart is full of God’s _____’ fill in the blank!
WHAT’S THE GAME CHANGING MOMENT?
My heart can be full of the Holy Spirit! I can have a full heart!
Share your art with us. Show us your heart collages. Have you been filled with Holy Spirit? What dos it feel like to have a full heart?
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