NEWS! This 12th July 2020 resource is the last Sunday session before the summer holidays. Our first Sunday session back (whether online or in person) will be the 12th September 2020. We would have had a group going to Newday this year, keep an eye out for more information on Newday online events over 2nd to 7th August (also on their instagram @newdayevent).
Today's topic: Kingdom Perspective, John 3:16
We are reading John 3:16. Here's the standard version of the bibles in the Youth room, it's the Good News Translation.
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life."
Bonus: Look the verse up in your own bible to spot any differences in the translations!
Now I'll break that down, read this:
...For God loved...
...the world so much ...
...that he gave his only Son...
...so that everyone...
...who believes in him...
...may not die...
...but have eternal life.
Grab a peice of paper and as many colours of pen as you like.
Choose one of the below:
a) Write the words out BUT for every important word/for every phrase, write with a different colour and letter shape (chunky or thin letter? Capitals or not?)
b) Draw a picture to represent each phrase of the verse
c) Draw a picture to represent God giving a gift to someone/you
Who is God's Son?
What did God's Son do that would pay for our sins?
Someone has no idea who Jesus is. What things would they need to know to be able to even contemplate "believing"?
What do you think eternal life looks like? Getting really really old? Or something else?
There is a Newday sung worship video here to help us praise God in our homes. Remember, God is not praised just because there are cool lights or drums. God is praised because people's HEARTS want to praise him with those things! Wherever we are, we can bring our hearts (however messy or not that is).
God bless you and your families.
Katie for the Oak Youth Team.