If you can't come to us, we decided we would come to you! Some of our Treehouse children and families have been telling us what they have been up to in our first episode of Doorstep Diaries.
Last week we thought about how our lives have changed recently, but this week we are going to think about ‘Who is Jesus and how can He change our lives?’
Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.
Print out the colouring sheet here to make beautiful throughout the session. Use colouring time to have conversations and to give space for children to ask questions. Pause to read out the verse. Can you say the verse without reading the words?
When we follow Jesus, we become changed, we become new. Old habits pass away and we change, becoming more like Him.
Watch the video– you will find the bible story in there too.
I wonder what comes to your mind, when you think about Jesus? Maybe it is the story of him being born in a stable? Maybe it is when he turned a little bit of bread into enough for thousands? Or maybe it was when he turned water into wine?
These are stories about things that Jesus did … But who is he, and how can he change our lives?
The bible story in the video tells us all about who Jesus is.
How can Jesus change our lives?
When we follow him, and try to be more like him we become:
- Think of others
- Include people
These are just some of the ways we can change.
Could you try to learn more about Jesus, you could read your bible, you could talk to your family, you could pray and ask Jesus to show himself to you throughout your week.
Could you try to find ways to be kind, think of others, include people and be generous this week?
Brighter - 'Your love is taking over me' As we sing and dance, lets invite Jesus into our hearts to change us!
Every Move I Make - We will be using this song throughout the whole 4 week series, can children learn the moves and join in?
Reckless Love - This would be lovely as a reflective song
ACTIVITY – Water Rainbow Colour Change
- Food colouring
- Plastic cups or small glass jars
- Kitchen roll
What to do:
Place your 5 cups in a row, feel free to use more, put water in each one.
Then add food colouring in alternate cups, for example red water, plain water, yellow water, plain water, blue water.
Fold some kitchen roll into long rectangular strips then fold them in half again, so they bend in the middle and will fit into each cup.
Put the kitchen roll into the cups and wait for the rainbow to form.
Here is one we tried at home
This website explains in more detail how to set everything up
Talk and discuss about the changes Jesus can make in our lives, they don’t happen overnight, but by spending more time with him, we start to change for the better, just like the colouring is changing the kitchen roll to make something beautiful.
Jesus, I want to change from the inside out.
I want to become more like you.
Please help me and show me the way.
I want to say Yes to you today.
Why not share what you've been up to on the Treehouse Parents Facebook Group?