Posts made in April, 2017

April 23

The Truth About You…Who I am

I am loved by God

Here is how God showed his love among us. He sent his one and only Son into the world. He sent him so we could receive life through him. Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.”

1 John 4:9-10

1 – Easter wasn’t very long ago, why do we celebrate Easter?

2 – Why did God send Jesus to Earth? Not only does He send Jesus to Earth, but He sends Jesus to die on Earth, to die on a cross. Why?

3 – How much does God love you? How do you know? (the Bible tells me so)

If you have the Jesus Storybook Bible, read “Running Away”. Or, grab your bible and read Luke 15:11-32. Or, you can watch this video

4 – In this story, the father represents God and the brothers represent us. How do you think the father felt when his youngest son left home? How did the father feel when the son returned home?

5 – What is the worst, meanest, wrongest thing you’ve ever done? Did you eventually say sorry? Was it easy to say sorry? Were you forgiven?

Jesus told this story so that people would know that no matter what, they can never, ever run too far away from God. That God is always waiting for them, loving them, wanting them to come home.

6 – Ask your parents how much they love you. Make sure you tell your parents how much you love them. And, then think about how God’s love is like a hundred billion times greater than that.

Wow! Amazing!

Let’s try a new song for every week.

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April 9 & 16

The Truth About You…My Superhero

Jesus Died and Rose Again!

“I know you are looking for Jesus, who was nailed to a cross. He isn’t here! God has raised him to life, just as Jesus said he would.

Matthew 28:5-6

This week we celebrated a very special, exciting event. We celebrated Easter! You can read the story in Mark 14-16. What is your favourite thing about Easter?

Jesus’ friends were very excited about Easter, too, but not because of Easter eggs, or chocolate, or candies. They had a whole other reason to be excited, and we do, too! But first…

  1. Why were Jesus’ friends so sad on Good Friday? Have you ever been sad? Does it make you sad to think of Jesus dying on the cross?
  2. Why do you think Jesus was willing to die on the cross and rescue us, even though it’s so sad and was so hard for Jesus? (he loves us and wants us to be close to him and God)
  3. Do you remember when Corrie cracked open the first egg? What was inside the egg? Do you think Jesus’ friends expected Jesus’ body to be in the tomb? What happened when Corrie cracked open the second egg? (it was empty!)
  4. How did you feel when you saw that the egg was empty? How do you think Jesus’ friends felt when they saw that the tomb was empty and the angel told them Jesus wasn’t dead anymore but was alive?
  5. How do you feel when you’re excited? Are you excited about Jesus being alive just like Jesus’ friends were?
  6. So what’s the best part of the Easter story? Is it chocolates or candies or Easter eggs? No! Jesus is alive and we can be close to him! Hooray! (now do a little happy dance!)

Here’s a video you can watch that helps us understand how something so sad can make us so happy.


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March 26 & April 2

The Truth About You…My Superhero

Jesus Loves Everyone. (even mean people)

“We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19

This week you get two lessons for the price of one! (free that is) On March 26th we heard the story of Jesus healing Simon’s mother in law (Mark 9:29-39), and on April 2nd we heard the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10).

  1. If you could have a super power what would it be? Would it be a super power that could help people?
  2. When Jesus healed Simon’s mother in law he showed everybody he had a superpower and could heal people, how did people react to that? (they all brought people for Jesus to heal)
  3. Did Jesus heal those people? Did he stick around to keep healing people? Why did he tell the disciples he was leaving?
  4. When we meet Zacchaeus was his body sick? Did it need healing? What part of Zacchaeus was “sick”? (his heart)
  5. How did Zacchaeus change after he had lunch with Jesus? Did he stay a mean guy?
  6. Has anyone ever been mean to you? Is it easy or hard to love someone who’s been mean to you? Have you ever been mean?
  7. Jesus will always love us. Always, always, always, no matter if we’ve been mean, or bad, or unkind. He wants to heal and change our hearts to be more like him, that’s why he came to rescue us!
  8. It’s not always easy to love other people, but 1 John 4:19 tells us that Jesus loves us no matter what and, with Jesus’ help, we can learn to love others (even if they’re mean!).
  9. Pray together and ask God to help our hearts to change to be loving and kind, just like Jesus.

Take a look at this video, it’s another story of how Jesus healed someone and the real reason he came (hint: it wasn’t JUST to heal people’s bodies)

Then watch this fun song about Zacchaeus!

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