Our Sunday School year begins, giving us the opportunity to learn more about the faith in God of our Bible heros. Past lessons have shown us that God (and Jesus) were there from the beginning.
With the creation story we did interesting science experiments –there are some budding scientists in our group. Our God is great.
The story of our hero David is always popular to act out as he defeats Goliath. The boys tested their stone (paper) throwing skills aiming at our giant (paper). God was with David and he is along side us.
We found the children had great acting skills as they retold the story of our heroine, Queen Esther. They learnt that God guided those who trusted Him.
With the lesson on Forgiveness, Jesus said to forgive 70 x 7. Our paper chain was very long but we still needed to x it by 7. That’s how many times we need to forgive. We wrote out things that we were sorry for and then we burnt them. They went up in smoke & we believed God forgives and forgets.
When we looked at Jesus’ words “What will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life”, we talked about how having lots of “things” doesn’t make us happy because we’re too busy loving what we have & want instead of being thankful for what we do have. We looked at being prepared to help others. I was surprised at the children’s knowledge of first aid. We’re in good hands. We made a small first aid kit to take home.
Treasure Hunt – After the children finding the mustard seeds, Yeast (in the bread we were about to bake), treasure box & pearls, we learnt how Jesus used these items to tell about the “Kingdom of God”. The children made a colourful cellophane sun catcher to remind them of Jesus’ message.
We look forward to another year of opening up treasures in God’s Word. Keep checking out our Bring It Home page here on this website for activities that will match what is happening in Church, Creche, Sunday School & Sunday Morning Youth.
Blessings, Carol Gegg