Week of March 21, 2021

When God Made Light

By Matthew Paul Turner

I am the light of the world.

John 8:12

Preschool Series - SERVE

In this series, children will see that Jesus loves them, Jesus teaches us how to serve, and Jesus wants us to serve others, too. Even from the youngest age, as children are learning to do so many things, learning to care for others, help, and serve are things that we believe Jesus wants us to teach them too.

“Serve one another in love.”

Galatians 5:13

Jesus heals a man born blind

from John 9

Today’s Bible story is about Jesus healing a man who could not see. Jesus served others in many ways, including healing them. Jesus wants us to serve others, too!

Mystery bay!

Fill a bag with a number of household and outdoor items. Be sure the kids can't see them! Let them take turns putting a hand inside the bag and guessing what the items they touch are.

Today’s story from the Bible is about a man who could not see. He felt things with his hands to find out what they were.

Ask your kids, how could you have helped the man in the story?

Remember, that Jesus wants us to serve others!

Jesus wants us to serve others!

Sing and Dance!

Time to Colour!

Wk 3 - Man's Head.pdf

March Series: LUKE - THE BASICS

Jesus taught many amazing things, and the truth is that if we actually believe them, take them to heart, and live them out, it'll change not only our own lives but the lives of others around us. And when we don't know where to start, it's very best to start with the basics. In this series, we'll look out the most important commandment, prayer, forgiveness, and worry.


“Father, may your name be honoured. May your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we also forgive everyone who sins against us.“

Luke 11:2-4

K - Grade 3

Conversation starters...

What does it mean to worry?

What does worrying feel like in your body?

What do you think your family members, teachers, and friends worry about?

What are you really worried about?

Act out each of these “worries” and talk about what we are really worried about.

You’re late (tap your wrist where a watch would be, move in a stressed-out way, etc.)

You lost something (pretend to search all around for the item)

You think food might be stuck between your teeth (run tongue across teeth, pick at teeth, smile, etc.)

You believe there’s something scary under your bed or in your closet at night.

Brainstorm other worries your kids may have.

Time to colour!

Wk 3 - Ravens & Flowers.pdf

Read Luke 12:22-32 Do Not Worry

What did Jesus say about the ravens and the flowers?

Jesus loves us and cares for us much more than birds and flowers!

We don’t need to worry.

God’s got it.

Grades 4-6

Conversation starters...

What’s something you worry about that you think is kind of silly?

What do you worry about the most? (e.g., death, war, health problems)

Do you worry about your parents?

Do you worry about world events?

Do you worry about what your friends think?

Do you worry about school?

What do you do when you worry?

We don’t need to worry.

God’s got it.

Game time!

Print off this game board, find a die and game pieces for each person. Have fun!

Wk 3 - Game Board (Colour).pdf

Write to God.

What’s one worry you need to let go of and let God take care of for you?

When you begin to worry, what can you do to change the way you’re thinking?

What do you focus your thoughts, time, and energy on? Where is your treasure?

What are you living for? Ask God to help you clarify your priorities.

Grades 7-9

Hangout

What do your friends worry about? Do you worry about different things than they do?

What does worry do to you? How does it make your body feel?

What does worrying accomplish? Are there any benefits to worrying?

Discuss

Which things are “silly” to worry about and which things are a big deal in real life?

We don’t need to worry. God’s got it

Read Luke 12:22–34

Did anything stand out to you or connect with you in this passage? Why?

Read Philippians 4:6–7

What does this passage mean to you?

Is not worrying easier said than done? Why?

Is prayer your default mode when you worry? Why or why not?

What could you do to remind yourself to pray when worry starts to set in?

Why do you think it tells us to give thanks? How does giving thanks change your mindset?

Huddle

Who do you usually tell about your worries?

Sometimes, talking about a worry makes it lose its power—or it doubles it depending on who you tell!

Who is a wise person you can share your struggles with?

What do you need to pray about today?

What’s one thing you can give thanks for?