People love the idea of belonging to something. There is satisfaction found in belonging to a club or a team, be it the Chelsea supporters’ club, a local book club, a social justice group, etc. To belong makes us feel accepted and gives us purpose. This Sunday we looked at the greatest sense of belonging we could ever experience, and that is belonging to God’s kingdom.
We looked at what we are building, continuing with the theme of “Building God’s Kingdom”. In order to be a good builder, you need to know what it is you are actually building, so we explored God’s Kingdom. Scripture describes to us how beautiful God’s kingdom is, how the very look of it is beautiful, how in it we are free from sin and won’t suffer from sickness, hurt, or sadness.
There is so much incredible promise in this kingdom. But the greatest promise is that we get to be with the King. God is the greatest King of all, the King of kings, and we get to spend eternity with Him. We looked at the story of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2) and the dream revealed how God’s kingdom is the greatest kingdom to ever exist. And the great news is that we belong to this Kingdom because of Jesus. What an amazing truth we got to share with your children. They belong, but not just to anything: they belong to the greatest kingdom of all led by the greatest King of all.
Don’t be afraid to speak about heaven or about eternity and what God promises. Many questions are hard to explain or simply cannot be answered yet, but this news of the kingdom we belong to needs to be known. Explain to your children how we belong to that kingdom now and how we play a part in its advancing now. Our children are already ambassadors for God’s kingdom. Help them know how to show their belonging: talk about Jesus, worship Him, be involved in a church, pray.
Because of Jesus, we have freedom in God’s kingdom, we belong and we can approach our King always. Spend time with your children meeting the King.
Download this term’s curriculum here.
– The Children’s Church team