Posts made in November, 2016

November 27


Light in our Neighbourhood

“The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine.”

Isaiah 9:2


This week in Kidventure we talked about Advent and getting ready to celebrate Christmas. Our whole morning was themed around candles – our crafts, our CBG, our talk…

Do you remember why we were talking about candles so much? Every Sunday of Advent we light a new candle to remember that Christmas is coming. It reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world and he brought his light to chase out the darkness.

We also talked about Jesus moving into our neighbourhood. God sent Jesus to live with us and to know us. We talked about one of Jesus’ names and that it means “God with us.” Wanting us to know him and be close to him must have been very important to God for him to name his own son “God with us.” Do you remember what that name is? (Immanuel)

What kinds of things do you thing Jesus did while he was here on earth. Did he eat and sleep? Did he run and jump and play? Did he shovel snow (probably not… there’s very rarely snow where Jesus lived!) He moved into our neighbourhood and lived a life just like us. God wanted to show us that we matter so much to him that he would send his own son, who was King of Heaven, to live among us and know us and teach us about God and his love for us. Isn’t that amazing? We matter that much to God. You matter that much to God!

Knowing that Jesus came to be a light in our world and that he brings light into our hearts, what are some things that we can do to share his light with other people? Write a note or a card to someone? Show kindness at school? Be a good encourager? What are some other ideas you can think of? Remember how lighting the candles and sharing the flame made the whole Kidventure room brighter? Imagine that when you live like Jesus and love like Jesus, the whole earth starts to glow with his light. Pretty amazing, huh?

Watch and listen to this song again. It’s a great song for Advent because it reminds us that God is everywhere with us and will never leave. And that’s the whole reason Jesus came, to tell us that God is with us!

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November 20

The Truth About You…Creation

Day 7 – God rested

Yes, I must find rest in God.

He is the God who gives me hope.

It is surely true that He is my rock and the God who saves me.

He is like a fort to me, so I will always be secure.

I depend on God to save me and to honour me.

He is my mighty rock and my place of safety.

Trust in Him at all times, you people.

Tell Him all your troubles. 

God is our place of safety.

Psalm 62:5-8

So, this week we conclude our days of creation series with Day 7. The day where God rested.

First of all, let’s explain that when the Bible says that God rested, what it’s really saying is that God stopped working. Not that God slept, because God does not need sleep. So, God worked for 6 days, then, on day 7, he stopped working.

Why did He stop working?

Well, He saw everything that He had created and declared it “very good” Genesis 1:31. There was nothing else that needed to be created.

Ok, so God rested, or stopped working on day 7. Why is that important?

Well, Day 7 is important because God blesses it. Genesis 2:2-3

Now, let’s think about God and who God is again. God can do anything. He has unimaginable power. I mean He created light and stars and birds and mountains by simply speaking. So, with that much power, couldn’t God have created everything in just one day? Of course He could have. So, why did He work for 6 days and why did He rest on Day 7?

Well, God is leading by example. He is showing us that we need to follow a pattern of work and rest.

Exodus 16:13-26

Exodus 34:21

Deuteronomy 5:14

Jesus tells us that the Sabbath day is for us. Mark 2:27

God created us, and so, knows exactly what we need. We need to rest. Sleep is one way our bodies rest. Sleeping helps keep our brains healthy so that we can learn and remember, it also keeps our hearts healthy and gives our bodies time to grow. But sleep isn’t the only kind of rest our bodies need.

Can you imagine going to school and sitting at a desk everyday, all day, day after day after day? What would happen to your body? What would happen to your mind?

I think I would become very weak, I would always be tired, I probably wouldn’t be able to remember the things I was learning anymore. We know that in order to keep our minds and bodies healthy we need to take breaks. It’s not good to do the same one thing all the time, even if that one thing is as fun as drawing or reading a book. We need breaks so that we can be refreshed.

Well, our spirit is like our body. Our spirit also needs to be refreshed. Day 7 is a day that God has set apart for us. It is a day where we are called to take a break from our normal routine to connect with God and worship God. Isaiah 58:13  What do you do to connect with God?

God wants us to go to Him. To find rest in Him. Matthew 11:28


What does resting in God look like? Psalm 62:5-8

When we rely on ourselves and our own abilities, we will not find rest. But, when we choose to depend on God, to trust God, to obey God we will enter His rest, our spirit will be refreshed.

This week’s challenge

Take time this week to connect with God.

-Go for a walk outside and take some time to appreciate all that God has created.

-Read your favourite Bible story, or read a story you’ve never read before.

-Gather your family and sing your favourite worship song together.

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November 13

The Truth About You…Creation

Day 6 – God created man

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old is gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17

So, this week we continue with our study of Day 6. God creates human kind.


Do you remember what God used to create human kind? Genesis 2:7

God said “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness” What does that mean? What are the things/traits that God gave us that make us different than God’s other creations?

One of the things we have is the ability to make choices. We have the freedom to choose. We have the freedom to choose whether or not we want to follow or obey the rules. Do you choose to obey the rules? All the time? What did Adam and Eve choose?

When Adam and Eve chose to break the rule it separated them God, this made them very sad, it also made God very sad. But, God had a plan. Do you remember the Secret Rescue Plan?

God’s Secret Rescue Plan was to create another man, a different kind of man, this man would not be created from the earth. Read 1 Corinthians 15:47 Where was this man from? Read Philippians 2:5-11 What was His name? What did He do? Read Hebrews 2:14-15

Jesus died on the cross so that you and I could be connected to God again and the connection lasts forever. Read John 3:16 We call this the gift of Salvation. Have you been given the gift of salvation? Yes you have. We all have. It’s a gift. It is not something that we can earn or need to earn. The better question is, have you accepted God’s gift? Read Romans 10:9 and John 11:25

The Bible tells us that once we accept God’s gift of salvation we are made new. Re-read the verse at the top of this page. You can also read 1 Corinthians 15:42-45

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This week’s challenge

Take time this week to pray. Remember to thank Jesus for giving you new life and remember to pray for your prayer pal.

And check out these songs, one is familiar the other is new.

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November 6, 2016

The Truth About You…Creation

Day 6 – God created land animals

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9

We have made it to the sixth day of creation. A lot happens on this day, so this week we are focusing on how God created animals to live on the land. This includes creating the donkey. What is your favourite land animal? Why?

On Sunday we heard the story of Palm Sunday, the day where Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Watch this video to review the story. Or read it in Matthew 21:1-11.

Now, is it really possible, that on the sixth day, God already knew he would send His son Jesus to save us? Did he really know that Jesus would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey?

Read Genesis 49:10-11 and Zechariah 9:9.

Who did Jesus send to get the donkeys?

How did the people greet Jesus when he arrived in Jerusalem?

What does Hosanna mean? (save us)

This story reminds us that God sent Jesus to save us. Read John 3:17

This week’s challenge

When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, the people lay coats and branches on the ground to show respect and honour, to worship Jesus. This week, what will you do to worship Jesus?

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October 30

The Truth About You…Creation

Creatures of the Sea & Air

“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.”

Colossians 3:2 (the message)


What a fantastic time we had at the KV service! It was such a joy to share what we do every week in Kidventure with everyone last Sunday. Many thanks to all the kids and leaders who made it happen.


On Sunday we spoke about Jesus’ baptism and how the Holy Spirit came down from heaven in the form of a dove and  God spoke to everyone saying, “This is my son whom I love and in whom I am well pleased.” We also talked about John the Baptist. Take a look at this video to remind you who John the Baptist is.

God’s Story: John the Baptist

Remember those locusts? Have you ever eaten anything that’s even slightly gross like locusts dipped in honey? I’ve eaten some stuff that I’ve thought was yucky, but never bugs. It might seem weird to us but in some cultures it’s completely normal to eat certain bugs. They wouldn’t think it was weird at all.

street meat (street bugs really)

Do you think there are things that you consider normal that other people think could be weird or unusual? Does that mean that these things aren’t good?Read Colossians 3:2. In the NIV it says not to focus on “earthly things.” Eating bugs is an “earthly thing.” Does eating bugs or not eating bugs make you a good person or a bad person? No! It doesn’t really make a difference, does it?

What does the verse in Colossians say we should focus on? What does make a difference in our lives? Jesus! When we start to see things from his perspective we start to see ourselves and others differently- how Jesus sees us. And here’s the thing… Jesus thinks you’re amazing. Even with all the weird things we do. Even with the mistakes we make. Jesus loves us. He died so that we wouldn’t have to focus on all the wrong things we’ve done, instead we can focus on all the right things Jesus has done. And then he’ll help us be more like him.

This week, look for things that point to God in your life. Maybe it’s a song, or a book. Maybe it’s a person. Keep a lookout! And don’t forget, God might be using you to point someone to him, too! So look for ways to show love and kindness this week : )

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