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September 13, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy September, today's lesson:

“every home a house of praise”

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

 

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.   Rev. 3:20   

Confident:   

Jesus sees your hunger for him.

 

He wants to come to your house today!  

 

And Jesus like the Father sends Jesus to your House. 

 

Jesus will send you to someone so they too can have Jesus in their home!

 

And just like Jesus, when a home becomes a house of praise, it’s time to celebrate!

 

Task 1:   Create your own House “fort”!!!!  

 

-from your own home, grab pillows, blankets, chairs… and make a house fort.

 

-once your fort or “house” is ready, invite your parent(s) into your “house”!

Connected: 

Jesus wants to see your house become a house of praise! 

 

Task 2:   With your parent(s) take a moment to read our Bible Story today!

 

Read:   Luke 19:1-10.  Jesus to Zacheaus, “I must stay at your house today!” v.5

 

Questions: 

 

-What are some questions that you have when you read the story?

 

-How did Jesus know Zacheaus’ name?

 

-Why did people think Jesus shouldn’t be with Zacheaus?

 

-Why did Jesus go to Zacheaus’ house?

 

-Jesus didn’t tell Zacheaus’ to do anything…why did he do what he did once Jesus visited him?

 

-Do you think the houses Zacheaus’ went to became houses of praise?

 

-Ask your parent(s), how has your encounter with Jesus changed you?

Powerful: 

Jesus celebrates the fact that when your house becomes a house of praise, it means someone else house is going to become a house of praise too!!!!

 

Task: PRAY TOGETHER!

 

Celebrate in some way, how Jesus has make your home a house of praise!

 

Tell God, with all that you are, you want to be like Zacheaus and do whatever it takes to be see Jesus in your life!

 

Then take a moment to prayerfully tell God, you are more then willing to see who it is you want to us to love and honour so that their house too, can become a house of praise!

For parents: August 9, 2020

Reflection:

We begin this fall with a reminder that Jesus People are a people on a mission.   People on a Mission with a God that wants to use their “home” as His mission Centre!   God wants to meet with us in our home.  And when He does, next thing we know God is using us to to see the world outside our doors begins to change!!!!   Why?   It’s all because God left the comfort of His home to come to our home so we might know Jesus!  

 

This all ties in with Jesus’ prayer in John 17.   I pray every family will continue to reflect on and talk to Jesus about John 17…   

 

How cool it is to be reminded of God’s heart for us to be one “in spirit” with God just like Jesus!  And to carry the same glory Jesus does as he sends us out into the world.  All the while trusting that others will experience and come to believe in Jesus as we reveal Jesus with others through Holy Spirit inspired acts of kindness.

 

To simplify what it is to be sent into the world as the Father sent Jesus we will be introducing this CCSC.   

 

Jesus invites us to “follow him”.  So let’s follow him as he teaches us to:

 

Call the Body of Christ to serve Pre-Christians like He does.  (Jn17:20-21)

 

Cultivate an infectious Holy Spirit filled lifestyle that flows from intimacy with God-FSHS!

 

Send people into the world to reveal the Father’s love just like He does!  (jn17:18)

 

God using our lives and the lives of the people who know us to reveal Jesus to others, 

         especially Pre-Christians.  (Acts 2)

 

Celebrate who God is and what God does!  (Lk10:21) 

 

 

To show the CCSC pattern in Jesus ministry I will begin by making the connection with the Story of Zacheaus from Luke 19:1-10.  

 

Jesus calls-  Zacheaus, “let’s go to your house”!

 

Jesus cultivates - a Holy Spirit inspired relationship, by responding to God’s call to go 

                            to Zacheaus’ house.   There he let’s Z be the host, loves on Zacheaus,       

                            valuing him, receiving from him for who he truly is, honouring him,   

                            etc, —

 

Without even saying a word, Jesus Sends: Zacheaus into the “world”. 

Zacheaus’ encounters Jesus and it’s obvious that Holy Spirit inspires him to love the world “outside” his house.  In turn Zacheaus reveals the Fathers love to the world!!!!

 

 

This totally thrills Jesus as we see him celebrate who God is and what God does in and through Zacheus’ life... “Salvation has come to this house today!”

 

 

Keep hungry for Jesus!  And stay ready for Holy Spirit to give you some to bless!

 

 

EVERY HOME, A HOUSE OF PRAISE!

August 30, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer, today's lesson:

Becoming the people Jesus prays for!

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

 

John 17:9

“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. 

 

Now, let's read the Bible Story:

John 17!   

Confident:   JESUS IS PRAYING FOR YOU!!!

Watch the  Aug 30th video as Jeff has some actions to help you remember some “key ingredients” in Jesus’ prayer for us.   

 

See if you and your kids can use the actions to memorize this simple version of the prayer found in John 17.

 


1) Jesus is praying for you and I.

 

2) Jesus prays people become become one with God, Jesus & Holy Spirit!  Just like Him!

 

3) Jesus Prays that by the power of Jesus in us, we will be protected from the evil one.

 

4) Jesus prays that we will be filled with His Joy!

 

5) Jesus prays that we, will go into the world, to love people, just like he did!

 

6) Jesus prays not only for us, but for those who will believe because of us!!!!

 

7) Remember, 

 

Jesus gives us the same glory, God gave Him, so we can be one with God, Jesus, Holy Spirit!

 

That’s a good prayer!!!!!

Connected: BECOMING ONE WITH GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT!

Take 5-10 minutes and go around to everyone in your family and ask them what they think in response to this question:

 

Why do you think Jesus wants us to become one with God, to have God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit live “in us”? …..

Powerful: JESUS IS IN YOU TO GIVE!  

Let’s take all these ingredients.  Mix them together and make them one!   Then make little clumps of cookie dough on a tray.  Put them in the oven.  And “VOILA” - THE ULTIMATE FOOD: 

 

 

 

Jebus People Cookies

 

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup chipits

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or coconut (Optional)  

 

Cream butter with white and brown sugar, till fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla and mix

Stir in flour, soda, salt

Stir in chipit and optional walnut or coconut

Bake @ 350degrees for 8-10 minutes

 

 

Take them out.  Let them cool!  Share them with others in your huggable circle!

 

Remember, JESUS IS IN YOU TO GIVE!  

 

SERVE OTHERS AND LET GOD REVEAL JESUS TO THEM THROUGH YOU!

For parents: August 9, 2020

Reflection:

I was 15 when I made the choice to say yes to Jesus! My Grandmother always said, “seek first the kingdom of God….”. Let’s try to encourage our kids to see the beautiful side of submission to a loving caring God. The truth is we will give our lives (submit) to something-toys, friends, family, peer pressure, greed, etc. … I think this story emphasizes that nothing and no-one has eternal value like what can be found in a life lived in relationship to Jesus. The Disciples knew this, my prayer is that so do we. Let’s pass it on.

 

 

John 6:68

Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.

 

Hebrews 12:9

Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

 

Matthew 6:33

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

August 16, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer, Today's lesson:

becoming submissive

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

James 4:7-8a

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you.

Now, let's read the Bible Story:

John 6:45-69. People in this story find Jesus teaching too hard - and so they leave. Those who remain “submit” to Jesus. They let Jesus have first place in their lives and decisions.

Confident: 

Surrendering our lives (submitting) to the love and power of God is a good thing.

Live for God Game: The point of this game is to teach children that if they want to live for God, then they need to be like Christ. Their lives should mirror Jesus’ life. Pair the children up and have them stand face to face with their partner. One child will be the leader and the other is the mirror. The mirror must try to mimic any movement that the leader makes. Challenge the children be a mirror as long as they are possible able. Say, right now we are just mirroring our friends, but in life we should try to be like a mirror of Jesus’ life. We should try to do what He did. Have the children switch places and play again.

Connected: 

My willingness to say yes to God keeps me in relationship with God.

 

Think of a time when you had something really hard to say “yes” to like riding a bike.

Take a blank piece of paper and draw a picture of yourself doing that, or write about it,but only use about half of the paper.

 

Next think of something you've done to keep your relationship with God like reading your bible, then draw a picture of it/write about that on the other half of the paper.

 

Then, to join the pictures, write the word YES or the phrase “I said YES” between the two

Powerful: 

Knowing Jesus, his words give eternal life.

Song suggestion: “God so Loved” by Hillsong Worship

During a time of soaking, ask God to give you “life giving” words. He has only GOOD things to say about you. Write them down. This week, try to remind yourself of these life giving words. Perhaps a parent could speak the words over you?

For parents: August 9, 2020

Reflection:

I was 15 when I made the choice to say yes to Jesus! My Grandmother always said, “seek first the kingdom of God….”. Let’s try to encourage our kids to see the beautiful side of submission to a loving caring God. The truth is we will give our lives (submit) to something-toys, friends, family, peer pressure, greed, etc. … I think this story emphasizes that nothing and no-one has eternal value like what can be found in a life lived in relationship to Jesus. The Disciples knew this, my prayer is that so do we. Let’s pass it on.

 

 

John 6:68

Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.

 

Hebrews 12:9

Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

 

Matthew 6:33

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

August 9, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

Becoming a Tongue Tamer

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

James 1:26 “

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

Confident: 

God want us to use our tongue (speech) to speak into being the things of God.

Using apple slices(lips), mini marshmellow's (teeth), fruit roll up (cut into shape of tongue), and peanut/wow butter or icing (holds it together) make the mouth below.

As your making your mouth snack, think of different things in your life that didn't seem like “something of God” (example:yelling at your parent). Can you think of different ways God would have wanted you to act? What would he have wanted you to say??

Connected: 

Words that build up reveal our connection to Jesus, our Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit.

Ever played scrabble? Perhaps you've done a crossword. Think of words that build our connections, then insert them into the puzzle like the one I've started below

 

 

                                    h

                                    o

                                    l

                                    y

                                    s

                                    p

                       j             i

h e a v e n l y f a t h e r

                      s              i

                     u              t

                     s

Powerful: 

We want the “power of life” to flow from our tongue, the words we speak.

First draw a face shape onto a piece of paper. Next draw your eyes and nose.

Next make a long strip of paper about 2” wide.

Think of powerful or life giving words (such as strong, kind, caring) and write them down the strip of paper.

Once it's full, tape the end to where your mouth would go.

Next, use a pencil to roll the paper up (this will help to make it curl.)

Now you can gently unroll the tongue- see the power of life!!!!!!!!

For parents: August 9, 2020

Reflection:

James doesn’t necessarily paint a very pretty or hopeful picture of the power of the tongue. His words do stress the importance of learning to “control” the tongue The passage from proverbs reminds us that the tongue can however be a source of blessing and life.That’s my prayer. God may the words from my mouth bring life not death!

 

 

Proverbs 18:21

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

 

Colossians 4:6

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

 

Ephesians 4:29

29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

James 1:26

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

 

James 3:1

[ Taming the Tongue ] Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

 

 

James 3:5

Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

 

James 3:6

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

 

James 3:8

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison

 

1 Peter 3:10

 For the Scriptures say,

“If you want to enjoy life

    and see many happy days,

keep your tongue from speaking evil

    and your lips from telling lies.

 

 

Proverbs 10: 19

 

Proverbs 15:4

 

Proverbs 12:18-19

August 2, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

Becoming wise / becoming a doer combined with encouraging, teaching, leading

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

James 3:13

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Now let's READ it!!

Bible Story:

Matthew 7:24-29 House built on a solid foundation

Confident: 

It’s wise to do what Jesus teaches us to do.

To help us remember the story we just read, and the remind us to have a “rock solid base”, try to go on a nature walk and pick a rock. As you are looking, think of all of the things that you can do to get a rock solid base for your faith (reading the bible, going to church). When you've found a rock, take it home and decorate it if you'd like using paint, stickers, etc... Then find a string or ribbon and wrap it around the rock, then make the cord long enough to be a necklace. Wear it to help you remember the story. Use the pictures below to help you get ideas

Powerful: 

God will bless you for doing it, “looking carefully into the perfect law that sets you free!”

While listening to the song and  do the worksheet below

Connected: 

To know Jesus, is to trust Jesus, is to follow in his footsteps and live like him.

Have you ever played “the floor is lava”??????? It's a game where you run and jump from spot to spot pretending that the floor is lava, and if you touch it.... ouch........ Let's play!!!!! find some pieces of paper. Write on each piece of paper one of the ideas you came up with on your nature walk for building your faith. Once done, space them out far enough you have to leap to each paper. As you land on the paper, yell out the example written on it. Remember the space between the paper is lava!!!!! Once you've been able to do it once without touching the floor space out the papers a bit more and try it again.

For parents: August 2, 2020

Reflection:

James 1:22-25

22But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

 

James 3:13-18

13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

 

Reflection:

To know Jesus is to trust Jesus. I think there is something powerful in that last sentence. Why do we do what Jesus “commands” us to do. Because we trust him. How do we keep growing in faith and faithfulness (obedience), the more we know him, the more we trust him. Makes me think of three old Hymns. The first proclaims “t’s so sweet to Trust Him”. There other tells me “there is no other way, than to trust and obey”. And lastly, “Jesus I need they every hour”. Yes to know Jesus, is to trust Jesus, is to follow in His footsteps. One more Hymn, “just a closer walk with Thee”. What a joy to pass on these truths to others that they too may follow in footsteps of Jesus as they learn to know him through know us.

 

Jesus is praying for you on this one: see John 17:20

July 26, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

The Body of Christ

Laurie Langdon is continuing his message on The Body of Christ this Sunday and highlighting Holy Spirit’s Motivational Gifts.  He has provided another “Doodle Sheet” to challenge us.  I hope everyone is able to down load the attachments and get hints from Laurie’s message to solve his puzzle.

July 19, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

Counting it all Joy - endurance is key to the strengthening of our faith.

First- lets start off by reading the Key Verse. Read it out loud once, then whisper it the second time. :

2 Timothy 2;10

So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen.

Now let's READ it!!

Bible Story:

2 Corinthians 11:16-33 The long list of things Paul endures as he keeps living for Jesus

Confident: Perseverance builds your faith muscle.

Take a balloon. Write the word “faith” on it. Then blow it up.

With every breath that you breathe into the balloon, look at the word faith and watch it grow.

The same thing happens with your faith, the more you perservere, the bigger your faith gets!!!!! Isn't that neat!

Think of a situation or a time in your life where things seemed very hard. As your picturing that memomry, let the balloon go. Watch it flip and flop around the room as the balloon deflates (sometimes you my feel like lifes circumstances make you feel “all over the place”

Pick up the balloon. Notice that the air or “perserverance” is out of the balloon.

But what happens to the word “faith”???? Its still there. Just because we enter times where we may not have as much perseverance, we will still be able to have faith. Now “perservere” again and blow up the balloon. Look at the faith increasing.

Connected: God blesses those who patiently endure.

 

Think of a time in your life when you've had to be really patient. An example that comes to mind is your Birthday. You see the candles lit on your cake. You have to wait for the whole “Happy Birthday” song is sung. Then you have to think of your wish the blow out your candles. But FINALLY after all of that you get your reward for being patient. CAKE!!!!!!!!!!

During a time of soaking, think about your patient time, and what your reward was.

Powerful: The one who endures to the end will be saved!

“Cotton ball hockey” (parent and child)•Use a cotton ball (or small paper wad) for the “puck”. •The parent and child then blow the puck across the table or floor. •Parent and child can be across from each other and try to get “a goal” by blowing the puck into the other's hands, or other defined spot on opposite ends. •Parents and child can work together to blow the puck into a specific place (“the goal”).•Help parent to think of a slightly harder task (e.g., a smaller goal or one further away). •Encourage parent and child to persist in practicing. When that is done, another “goal” can be set. •Parent and child can see themselves, as they practice, getting better on making goals.•Can give stars or “high fives” each time parent and child get closer to the goal.

For parents: June 21

Reflection:

So often we think of faith as what we need to see the things of the kingdom manifest here on earth. When kingdom stuff doesn’t happen, or life just seems hard and unfair, we can get trapped into believing we don’t have enough faith or the faith we are “exercising” isn’t working. Today's scriptures reminds us that endurance is just as much a sign of faith as are miracles the miracles we’ve seen and long to see! Endurance is faith in action! It too is a manifestation of the Goodness of God and the kingdom of heaven invading the earth.

 

James 1:2-4

2 Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

 

James 1:12-18

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. After ward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong,[c] and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.[d] He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.[e] 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

 

Matthew 24:13

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

 

1 Corinthians 10:13

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

 

2 Timothy 2;10

So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen.

 

Rev 3:10

“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.

 

Hebrews 10:35

35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

July 12, 2020

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

The Body of Christ

Please Print the "The Body of Christ" activity sheet from below

July 5, 2020

Please Print the "The Body of Christ" Doodle sheet from below

Good morning my friends!

Happy Summer

This weeks lesson topic is: 

The Body of Christ

June 14, 2020