The Breaking of Bread (Bedfordview AM)

Sunday morning at Bedfordview, 24 September – Marcus Herbert speaks about the importance of the breaking of bread today.

 

The Breaking of Bread (Bedfordview AM)

Sunday morning at Bedfordview, 24 September – Marcus Herbert speaks about the importance of the breaking of bread today.

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God’s Glory Through Our Trials (Rosebank)

Sunday morning at Rosebank, 24 September 2017 – Donald Stewart shares about how to live for the glory of Christ while going through trials, in light of his story about life as a Christ follower while journeying with cancer for over a decade.

 

God’s Glory Through Our Trials (Rosebank)

Sunday morning at Rosebank, 24 September 2017 – Donald Stewart shares about how to live for the glory of Christ while going through trials, in light of his story about life as a Christ follower while journeying with cancer for over a decade.

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Children’s Church: Who we are to Jesus

It’s hard to imagine that the term is already over and how much we managed to learn. We had an incredible nine weeks exploring who Jesus is, working through Jesus’ “I Am” statements. We thought it worth ending the term by looking at who we are to Jesus – and wow, it is encouraging.

Our Part
The Bible is our source of truth and in it we find so much life and evidence that reveals to us how God sees us. We played some games with our children, separating truth from lies, and in these games hearing the truth of who we are to God. He knows us by name, and He loves us as His children.

We then showed our children a picture of someone who is beautiful, unique, smart, special, and loved. We showed them a reflection of themselves. That is who they are to God.

Your Part
Our curriculum is still available for downloading and we would encourage you to do so, so that you can keep reflecting on the lessons we covered this term. Keep speaking about Jesus and make him known to your children. And keep reminding your children who they are to Jesus – loved, wanted, fought for.

We cannot wait for the new term to begin and to introduce the new theme.

Children’s Church team

The River: Inheritance and Reward pt 1 (Bedfordview PM)

Sunday evening at Bedfordview, 17 September – Craig Herbert speaks about how God has an inheritance for us in Him, as part of our “River” series.

The River: Inheritance and Reward pt 1 (Bedfordview PM)

Sunday evening at Bedfordview, 17 September – Craig Herbert speaks about how God has an inheritance for us in Him, as part of our “River” series.

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The River: Inheritance and Reward pt 1 (Bedfordview AM)

Sunday morning at Bedfordview, 17 September – Wayne Howcroft speaks about how God has an inheritance for us in Him, as part of our “River” series.

The River: Inheritance and Reward pt 1 (Bedfordview AM)

Sunday morning at Bedfordview, 17 September – Wayne Howcroft speaks about how God has an inheritance for us in Him, as part of our “River” series.

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Children’s Church: Jesus the Vine

The message Jesus is giving in his ‘I Am’ statements carry a clear similarity. If we hunger to feel life, He is the bread that feeds us. If we feel unsure in the dark, He is the light that guides us. If we feel afraid and alone, He is the shepherd who protects us. If we feel lost in life, He is the way, the truth, and the life. The common theme is that we need Jesus and we need Him so that we can experience what life really is.

This Sunday we looked at the last ‘I Am’ statement for the term and the message is the same. He is the vine, we are the branches, and we can only bear fruit in life if we have Jesus.

Our Part
We read through John 15 as Jesus teaches how, just as a branch needs the vine to find nourishment in order to live, thrive and bear fruit, so we need Jesus to live as God created us to live. We explored each part of Jesus’ analogy: the vine, the branch the fruit. We discussed how important He is to us and how much we need Him (which has been the common message this term).

Some groups had fun in our craft creating a tree out of a brown bag while others used balloons to make the vine.

Your Part
Read John 15 with your children. Count how many times Jesus says “abide/remain in me” and how many times he says “bear fruit”. Emphasise the importance of what Jesus is saying and how we can respond. Lead your children in learning to abide in the vine: read scripture with them, speak to Jesus with them, be a part of the church community with them.

We end the term next week by looking at who we are to Jesus. We can’t wait.

The Children’s Church team