Hot seat W E A
Find out how someone lives as a sign of good news
You will need: pens and paper.
- Invite one of the young people or young adults to talk to the children about being a Christian in their everyday lives.
- Help the children to decide on one question each they would like to ask about how they can be a sign of good news, i.e. how they show God’s love to others in work/school. Encourage the children to write down their question, and then, one at a time, to ask it.
Good news timetable E A
Think about how we can be good news to others
You will need: paper, pens, stickers.
- Encourage the children to think about being a sign of good news in their everyday lives. Help them to think about the way they treat others, the things they do and the words they say.
- Ask them to draw a timetable of their normal week, marking out each day and writing in where they will be and what they will be doing.
- Provide different coloured pens or stickers and ask the children to mark four different points during the week where they could be a sign of good news. Challenge them to take these home and be God’s good news this week.
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We can do good, Fischy Music
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Talk together and talk to God
Use these questions to discuss the Bible passage and then bring your thoughts together by praying to God.
- Can you think of a time when someone told you to change the way you behave? How did that feel?
- How do you think the people felt when John answered their questions?
- How can you make the things you do a sign of the good news?
Talk to God: What should I do? E S A
Pray about taking the good news everywhere
You will need: signs that read 'school', 'home', 'church', 'park', 'sports', 'afterschool clubs'.
- Place the signs around the room and say that you are all going to walk round the room, stopping in each place to pray.
- Walk to each sign in turn. Stop and pray: ‘When I am at XXX, help me to be a sign of the good news. What should I do?’ Pause for a moment, allowing the children to pray quietly.