Friday, 27 January 2012

Jesus is our rock- Wise and Foolish builders prayer response

This is a response we used at our 'Seaside' Messy Church last summer.

After telling the story of the wise and foolish builders, we brought out a house made of a cardboard box.  We asked everyone who they trusted to keep them standing firm and strong when things got difficult (just like the wise builder's house stayed firm in the storm because it was on a rock).   They might have friends or family members they could trust but Christians also believe they have Jesus to keep them steady in hard times.  After giving people the chance to think about it, we played some music and asked people to come forward and stick a 'brick' sticker on the house to stand for the person who kept them steady.  When those who wanted to had come forward we thanked God for those people and asked Him to remind us that Jesus was always there for us to lean on too.  On the way out, everyone took a mini stick of rock with the words 'Jesus is our rock' stuck to the wrapper as a reminder of the message!

Remember the Wise and Foolish Builders

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