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Chapel Recap - "Zacchaeus"

October 05, 2016
By Amy Hill

Bible Story: Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus probably wasn’t religious; being the chief tax collector for the city of Jericho (and cheating its taxpayers) likely took up most of his time and kept him in a category all by himself! But when Jesus’ love surprised Zacchaeus, he was changed completely! The power of Jesus’ surprising love picked Zacchaeus out of the crowd by name. It astounded the crowd as He invited Himself to the home of the one man in town NO ONE wanted to visit! Jesus said nothing about Zacchaeus’ sin. His loving acceptance brought such a change to Zacchaeus’ heart that repentance followed!

  • When has Jesus stopped you to surprise you with His amazing love?
  • What’s a way to show that same gracious love to those you know regardless of others’ opinions?

It’s easy to feel unloved and unworthy of Jesus because of things we’ve done or things we haven’t done. But let Him stop you with His love and forgiveness! Then freely live out His loving acceptance and surprising love!

Key Verse: If you love God, love others also. - 1 John 4:21

God’s Word and Me: Jesus loves me and forgives me when I do wrong.

Play Dough Change Game - Who remembers the man’s name that really wanted to see Jesus? Zacchaeus! Zacchaeus did meet Jesus and his heart was changed by Jesus’ love for him. Each class received a can of play dough and had to change their play dough into something new. 

 

Chapel Recap - "Jesus Helped His Disciples"

September 21, 2016
By Amy Hill

"Jesus Helped His Disciples"

Gospel Connection: In John chapter 13 Jesus is almost ready for the Crucifixion but He still has more to teach the disciples. Typically, we want to try to be the best but by washing the feet of the disciples Jesus teaches that a true leader is a servant. Today, our children will learn that God wants them to help others.

Scripture Passage: John 13:1-15

Jesus knew it was His last night on earth before returning to heaven so He wanted to spend some time with the disciples sharing some last minute instructions preparing them for His death and resurrection. After the evening meal, Jesus got up, poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciple’s feet.

Why? Jesus was not too proud to be a servant. He was serving the disciples with a humble heart willing to serve in any way that glorifies God. Jesus wanted to show them that He loved and cared for them by serving with a humble heart.

Today’s key verse: “Love each other as I have loved you” John 15:12

Season of Sharing - Week 3

December 16, 2015
By Amy Hill

Whether you are young or old, waiting is hard. Counting down seems to help pass the time. It gives us something to look forward to every day. As we come to a close in our Season of Sharing, may we remain focused on the hopeful anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ.

December 16th – December 25th:

Act it Out – Visit a living Nativity or take a Walk thru Bethlehem with your family.

Bible Time – Gather around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and read the Christmas story from Luke 2.

Worship Him – Have a birthday party for Jesus! Invite friends and family members to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.  Bake a birthday cake, sing songs and decorate ornaments.

Be a Blessing – Take goodies to the employees at your local hospital with a note of thanks for all they do.

Be a Giver - Send a nice email or handwritten card to someone you know, unexpectedly.

A Prayer For Me – Thank God for your teacher and make a card or gift for them.

Art Time - Make a Count Down Scripture Chain with activities on the strips of paper.

Treats for your Tummy - Leave a Christmas card (and perhaps a little treat) in your mailbox for the mail carrier.

A Coat Closet - Clean out your coat closet and take your old coats to a local shelter.

If you choose to participate in any of these activities with your family, continue to post about it on our Facebook page or tag us in your Twitter (@MCAWarrior) or Instagram (@metrolinachristian) posts. We would love to see the Season of Sharing spread throughout our community.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Season of Sharing - Week 2

December 09, 2015
By Amy Hill

Welcome back to the second installment of Season of Sharing! I hope your family has enjoyed being intentional about sharing over this past week. If you are just now reading this and want to start, feel free to jump in whenever you can. As we enter this time of giving, remember that Jesus is our model for giving because in John 3:16 it states “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son”. During this week, follow the model of Jesus and give to those that you know, but also to those you do not know because of the love He has given you.

December 9th – December 15th

Art Time – Draw your favorite part from Matthew 1:18-25.

A Prayer for Me – Thank God for your teacher.

Be a Blessing – Take goodies to your local police department with a note of thanks for all they do.

Act it Out – Pretend you are Mary or Joseph looking for a place to stay.

Worship Him – Go Christmas caroling at a local nursing home.

Be a Giver – Tell someone thank you.

Bible Time – Read Luke 1:26-31.

If you choose to participate in any of these activities with your family, continue to post about it on our Facebook page or tag us in your Twitter (@MCAWarrior) or Instagram (@metrolinachristian) posts. We would love to see the Season of Sharing spread throughout our community.

"We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

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