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Running the Christian race
Today we looked at Hebrews 12 vs 1-11. We learnt that Christian life is like running a race. Our focus and goal is to honour God by doing our best to please Him with our thoughts and actions. Just as running with a bag can slow a runner down, our sins (as baggage!) can get in the way of us living a life that pleases God and this slows down our Christian race! Sometimes we face challenges in our lives but we need to trust in God as He will help us and will keep us on track. We learnt about Derek Redmond and the fact that due to an injury he didn’t win a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. However he didn’t give up and kept going, managing to cross the finish line with his dad. This is called perseverance. We need to persevere during our Christian race, so that we can achieve what God wants for us.
Faith = RISK
Today we looked at Matthew 17 vs 20, Galatians 3 vs 26 and Hebrews 11 vs 1. We learnt that faith is a gift from God which grows as we experience His goodness and love. Faith requires believing in God and trusting Him. To help our relationship grow we can study the bible, lead a life that makes God happy and where He is at the centre, worship Him at church, pray to Him and listen to His response. With faith we can take RISKS as it gives us strength, courage, piece of mind and self-control. If we have faith we don’t need to be afraid or worried about anything.ACTIVITY = Get one carton of juice that is full and another that is empty (with the lids on!). Try and squeeze them. The empty carton can be crushed and loses its shape; however the full bottle cannot be crushed and stays the same shape. Now pretend the juice is our faith. If we are full of faith, we can’t be crushed and we can remain strong with God’s help. Our aim is to be ‘full of faith.’
Being part of the Church body
Today we looked at 1 Corinthians 22 vs 12-31. We learnt that just as our bodies have many parts (including arms, legs and a head) so does our church. We are part of the church body and have a job within it. We can use our talents to spread God’s love and words. For example, Pauline uses her mouth to preach to us and Christine uses her hands to play the organ, allowing us to learn about God and praise His name. If everyone uses their talents and works as a team, together we can achieve more as a church family.