Friday 1 February 2013

Jesus in the Wilderness take home activity

This week our 5-11s are looking at Jesus' temptations in the wilderness.  We are trying to help the children to see how Jesus is able to identify with their everyday experiences because of the human experiences He had himself.  This activity focuses on having the strength to do the right thing, even when it's difficult, knowing that Jesus himself was tempted but stood strong.  

We're going to give the children some sandpaper, a paperclip and a copy of this verse:

Because He Himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:18

Here are the activity instructions on the take home sheet...

·        Feel the roughness of the sand paper and think about times when it’s hard for you to do the right thing.

·        Cut out the Bible verse below, clip it onto the sand paper (glue is hard to stick to sandpaper!) and decorate the verse with colouring pens or pencils.

·        Stick it onto the wall or put it by your bed for the rest of the week and remember that Jesus is with you, knows what it is like, and will help you to be strong when you need to do the right thing.

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