Kid's Menu - 11 October 2020
Read 1 Timothy 1.12-17, The Message
I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.
Paul is thankful because he considers himself 'Public Sinner Number One' and yet God has shown him great kindness by first saving him and then sending him as God's helper and representative to God's people.
Why are you thankful today?
How can you show your thankfulness to someone you know and love?
How can you show thankfulness to God?
Here are a few suggestions ...
Primary Age Kids
Make a card, write a letter or draw a picture for someone you love to say thanks
Do something helpful at home (without being asked) that will show members of your family that you love them
Watch the video below and write down on a piece of paper one or two important things that you've learned from the video:
You may also like to play the Gratitude Game below or use this picture to remember what's important but gratitude:
Secondary Age Kids
Thank God that school goes back tomorrow and that we can SEE other people. Is there something you can do for someone at school to show that you are thankful for them? Think about some of the people who might be doing it particularly tough at this time. Is there something we can do to encourage them
Try starting a Gratitude Journal. It's hard to be positive at the moment when so many things around us are not as they could be. Set time aside each day to make a list of what you are thankful for. Start with the tiniest details, and write down even just one thing. On days when you’re feeling empty – or just wanting an excuse to smile – go back and read some of your list. Ann Voskamp says it best: “When I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.”
Write a prayer of thanks to God today. Try to be as specific as possible. Check out these tips for writing a great prayer.
Want to learn more about Paul's first letter to Timothy, check out the Bible project video here: