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24 October 2021

We continue our series about growing in faith. God made us to be part of a community of believers for a really good reason - so we could encourage each other and help keep each other on the right track. That’s been hard lately, but hopefully we can start meeting together again soon.

 

This week we are going to do a StAKs zoom at 11am. If you haven’t received an email from us with the link, contact us now at naomi.bird@stalfreds.org.

INTRODUCTION:

Ross reckons he doesn’t need anyone else in his church. I wonder if Naomi can talk some sense into him?

 

READ:

It’s really fun to read the Old Testament sometimes. The book of Proverbs includes a bunch of sayings we can learn from - each verse is a different saying.

Read the whole section and choose your favourite. Here are mine: verses 13, 14, 15, 18, 25 and 26.

Proverbs 12:1-28

 

 

WATCH:

It’s good that we cover hard topics at St Alfred’s, but there is a problem. We looked and looked, but really couldn’t find a clip that suited this week’s topic.

So here is a more general clip about God’s kingdom by Crossroads Kids. It sort of, kind of, nearly, maybe, almost covers this week’s topic of accountability - or at least us working together in the church. But it does look at how God’s kingdom works.

AND … it was filmed while their church was in lockdown. It’s good to remember we aren’t the only ones who’ve gone through all this. God has been working through other churches in lockdown as well.

 

***** VIDEO LINK *****

 

DISCUSS:

It’s tricky to know where to start with this Bible reading. So we have a couple of general questions for you, then a few based on particular proverbs.

  • What is accountability?
  • Why is this hard?
  • Who helps keep you accountable for following Jesus?
  • How do you look after that relationship?

Read the passage. Everybody choose their favourite proverb and explain why you like it. Otherwise, try a couple of these proverbs.

PROVERBS 12:15

  • Are you wise?
  • What do you need to do to be wise?

PROVERBS 12:18

  • What is the difference between the evil and the wise?

PROVERBS 12:26

  • What sorts of things make people lose their way in life?
  • What sort of things might help this?

 

DO:

CRAFT

How about you make a church, including some people. All you need is an envelope, scissors, textas and glue. You can even use paddle pop sticks if you want.

The idea is from Bible Crafts by Jenny. You can find a link at:

https://biblecraftsbyjenny.weebly.com/envelope-church.html

Have fun making this.

 

 

COLOURING:

We are all part of the church and can help build each other up. The good folks at cartoon church have this great colouring in. You get to draw faces on the people as you go. How much fun is that?

Credit - https://cartoonchurch.com/content/cc/faces-colouring/

 

 

 

Please share any of your completed crafts or activities on the StAKs Online Facebook page or email Ross and Naomi.

 

 

VERSE OF THE WEEK:

Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Last Week’s Verse

 

Hebrews 4:12

 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

 

 

PRAY:

Here’s a tasty prayer idea. Naomi has designed these to remind us to pray. It’s based on donuts. Or is it doughnuts? Not sure how to spell that word.

Anyway, you can write prayer points on the donuts and use them to help you pray. Or you can print the page and give it to someone else (along with a donut) as a reminder for them to pray. Either way, it’s a delicious idea.

By the way, “donut forget to pray!"

 

 

 

 

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