Big Idea: God uses Christians to tell others about Jesus so the church can grow.
Bible Passage: Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-28
This week the kids learnt about Paul's first missionary journey. We learnt that he and his friend, Barnabas, travelled around telling people about their hope in Jesus Christ. They started in Antioch, then sailed to Cyprus, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. They healed a man who couldn't walk, and in other places were dragged out of cities and had rocks thrown at them. Their journey was great because the church grew as more and more people came to know the good news of Jesus and trust Him, but also hard because of the troubles they faced.
God has a plan to build His church, and for people to hear about the good news of Jesus. He uses, us, His followers to build His church by telling others, just like Paul and Barnabas. God promises He will build his church no matter what we face, and that His Holy Spirit will never leave us. We can trust God to look after us and help us to tell others about Jesus.
Consider buying a small herb plant from Coles or Woolies. If not, choose a plant outside in your garden, and repot it in a jar inside. Water it each day and talk about how plants grow because of water and sunlight. Talk about how the church grows when our friends put their trust in Jesus and become His followers. It's our job to help the church grow by loving and caring for our friends and telling them about the good news of the gospel.
Pray together that you can find ways to love eachother and your friends and families that they would grow close to Jesus, too.