Sunday 26 July
Use this guide to help your family learn how God can help us live with humility.
First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
Heaven/All Things New
Activity – Mirror Me
WHAT YOU NEED:
Two bowls, sheet of paper, pen or pencil
WHAT YOU DO:
Tear your paper into 16 pieces. On each piece, write down the following words:
God’s children Contentment Sin
God’s word (Bible) A place for everyone Broken arms
Fun Skinned knees Stomach bugs
Friends Medicine Hunger
Comfort Tombstones Mosquitos
Mix the words together and grab the two bowls. Tell your kid, “The bowl on the left represents things we’ll ﬁnd in heaven. The bowl on the right represents the things that won’t be in heaven. Let’s read each of these words and decide which ones we could ﬁnd in heaven and which we couldn’t.”
Read each word and let your kid decide which words belong in the “heaven” bowl and which belong in the “not-heaven” bowl. Talk about their choices and add your own thoughts about what else might be in heaven!
Talk about the Bible story:
o What else do you think will or won’t be in heaven? (Discuss)
o What part of heaven are you most excited for? (Discuss)
o Is there any part of heaven that makes you nervous? (Discuss)
o What does it take to get into heaven? (Faith in God’s Son, Jesus)
o How does knowing we can have hope in heaven change the way you think?
(When bad things happen, or people we love die, or we get hurt or angry, we know that there is hope in a better place to live: in heaven with God forever!)
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“God, we don’t know everything about heaven, but what we do know sounds pretty awesome. When things get really hard in our lives, help us to remember that when we put our faith in You, we have hope in a place where there is no pain, sadness, or anger. Thank You for making a way for us to live with You forever. We love you, God!”