Updated: Sep 26
Breath in: King Jesus
Breath out: You are the very BEST
Song Themes: Alive in Christ
Remember one another
Is anyone celebrating something that happened this week? Let’s share so we can all thank God together.
Is anyone struggling, feeling sad, lonely or scared? How can we pray for one another?
Remember what we learned last week
Practice the Following Jesus Liturgy (With our youngest kids only focus on the portion that we’re currently learning)
Reflect: The Rich Young Ruler
Sitting in a circle, have each child share a time that they were generous or someone acted generously towards them.
Next, ask the the kids to share something that is very precious to them. It might be a special stuffed animal, the money they saved in their piggy bank, a favorite toy or family pet. Now have them imagine what would happen if Jesus asked them to give up that very special thing.
What would they feel?
Could Jesus be trusted?
Why would he ask such a thing?
What do we do when Jesus asks us to do hard things?
Jesus probably isn't asking you to give away your favorite stuffy, but He does encourage us to be generous, open hearted, and obedient, even when you don't understand.
Let's watch a video about a man who received some tough instructions from Jesus.
Facilitate a short discussion on the video
What did Jesus ask the young ruler to do?
Why was it hard for him?
Why do you think Jesus asked Him to do that? What was the point?
Activity: Draw and Share
* You will need paper and crayons for everyone
Have everyone spread out around the room to find a comfortable spot. Have each child draw something (or things) that is very precious to them. It could be a person, object, or activity. Have the group spend a few quiet moments thinking about how important that is to them (soccer, family, favorite stuffed animal, special person in their life).
Lead out in prayer: Lord, you have given us such wonderful things that bring us great joy. We thank you for these things in our life and know that they come from you.
Take a minute to share with the kids about Jesus being Lord of our lives, over everything we hold dear. Surrendering to Him means we trust Him with all these good things and worship Him as greater than any one of them. He is King over all.
Have everyone draw a big crown over their pictures. Take time to make it an amazing crown with jewels and diamonds and precious gems. after a few minutes of coloring have everyone hold up their pictures in prayer.
Pray: Lord, we surrender our whole lives to you and trust you as a good King. We love you even more than our favorite things. You are the very BEST!