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Resources to help your whānau worship at home

Sunday 10 October

The Story

Bible Story

Matthew
Matthew 9:9-13

Use this guide to help your family learn
what God has to say about individuality.

First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!

ACTIVITY: Colour-Coded Candy

WHAT YOU NEED:

A small bag of multi-coloured candy (Or substitute with colouring pens, paper with a colour written on it etc)

What You Do

Open the bag and have each person take a few pieces of candy. For every colour you draw out, you each have to answer the following questions:

– Green: What is one job or chore you have?
– Red: What is one thing you enjoy doing?
– Orange: What is one thing you don’t like to do?
– Purple: What is a book or movie you like?
– Yellow: If you could make or invent anything in the world, what would it be?
– Blue: What’s one thing you really like about yourself?

Say, “It was fun to chat and learn more about ourselves and each other! When you know how God made you, you can start to see yourself the way God sees you!”

Talk about the Bible Story

What was the name of the man who Jesus saw at the beginning of the story? (Matthew)
What two words did Jesus say to Matthew when He saw him? (“Follow me.”)
Why was it surprising that Jesus wanted to eat dinner at Matthew’s house?
(Matthew was a tax collector, which meant that people didn’t like him or trust him. By eating with Matthew, Jesus was showing everyone that Matthew and people like him were valuable.)
What do you think God sees when He looks at you? What does it mean to see yourself the way God sees you?
Parent: Talk about a time when you did something wrong and it made you feel like you didn’t measure up. What did you do to feel better? How were you able to change how you saw yourself?

Prayer

Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:

“God, thank You for sending Jesus so that we can know You and follow You. Thank You for this reminder that You see all of us—including our mistakes and mess-ups—and You love us completely. Please teach us to see ourselves the way You see us. We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Extra

God Time Cards:
are devotionals kids can do that will reinforce the content in the weekly video presentations.