SUNDAY IS COMING
With the better weather we are doing lots of playing outside and having our story outside too whenever we can. Woohoo!
Pick up will be back in the children’s group rooms to make it easy for you to find them at the end.
TO READ TOGETHER
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
This story tells of Matthias’s joining the 12 disciples. Talk about an opportunity! We don’t know anything about him other than he had been with Jesus from the beginning beginning. Knowing Jesus is the important thing, for Matthias and for us too.
The disciples had two guys they could choose between. It was a tricky decision and so they prayed about it. We can ask God anything at any time. He is always listening. We can ask Him for wisdom and help whenever we need it and we trust that He will help us make a good decision like the 11 disciples did when they chose Matthias to join them.
TO LEARN TOGETHER
But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. God is generous. He enjoys giving to all people, so God will give you wisdom. James 1:5
(younger kids just learn the bold part if that’s easier)
TO DO TOGETHER
Play a game of “Would You Rather” to help think about how you make choices. The options can be serious (Read the Old Testament or New Testament?) or silly (Start every sentence with the word “suddenly” or end every sentence with “Don’t’cha think?”)
Talk about the hardest choice you’ve ever had to make.
SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
Have you ever been picked for something?
Have you ever had to pick between two people?
What do you do when you have to make a big decision?
What do your family and friends do?
TO PRAY TOGETHER
Dear God, sometimes it can be hard to make big decisions. We think about all that might go wrong. We worry about making the wrong choice. Help us be like the apostles who asked you for help making their decision and help us trust you in all we do. Amen.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
Whenever you come to a fork in a road or a place where you could go in two different directions, think about how the disciples made their hard choice.