KidZone 9/6/2015

Why's that dog eating table scraps in the MegaZone?

Mr. Don brought his dog Reba to KidZone!  Some of us were having scrambled eggs and cheese and we found out that Reba liked anything that fell from the table.  In today's story, Jesus was having a meal with his Jewish friends. When a Gentile woman showed up and asked him to heal her daughter, his response was a bit startling.  He said the children should be fed first and it was not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs. He meant that he was the bread and he was giving of himself to the Jewish people.  She knew she was a stranger and as low as a dog, but she reminded Jesus that while dogs don't eat at the table, they still eat the scraps that fall to the floor. She wanted the scraps of Jesus' healing power for her daughter.  Her faith opened Jesus' ears and he healed her daughter. Later Jesus opened the ears of a deaf man.  And that is where "Ephphatha" comes in.  It is a Hebrew word that means "be opened." Every day, we should "be open" to Jesus and all the gifts he gives us!



 



KidZone 8/30/2015

WHAT SPILLS FROM YOUR HEART?

Ever bump into someone when you were holding a glass of water or a cup of coffee? What happened?  More than likely the water spilled onto the other person.  What happens when "life" bumps into you?  How does life "bump" into you?  What about when someone says something very hurtful to you?  What if you studied real hard for that test, but still didn't do well?  What if your neighbor gets sick and needs help? These are the ways life bumps into you.  And when it does, what spills from your heart?  Is it anger and hate, or kindness and love?  In our Scripture, Mark 7:1-23, we learned that no matter how dirty your hands might be, what really mattered was the cleanliness of our minds, heart, and will.  We showed love and kindness on Sunday by making beautiful cards for Kairos.  And we played a fun game where we were blindfolded and then dropped all the good qualities we could get into our heart bucket.  Lori then topped everything off by serving delicious "dirt" cake (really chocolate!)           

 WHAT ARE THE GUYS BELOW WAITING FOR??? ---- TABLE SCRAPS!  COME FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS SUNDAY!

                                                                             save some for us!

                                                                             save some for us!


 
 

KidZone 8/23/2015

PUTTING ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD

Paul tells the Ephesians to "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."  The Roman Empire had spread throughout Judea and Paul's readers would have been familiar with the armor of the soldiers posted there.  He uses each piece of their armor as a metaphor for the spiritual resources they can call on through Christ.  The breastplate is Righteousness; the belt is Truth; the helmet is Salvation; the sword of the spirit is the Word of God; the shield is Faith; and the shoes the Gospel of Peace.  Paul says if we arm ourselves with righteousness, truth, the world of God, faith, the Gospel and Christ's salvation, we can stand firm against anything that comes our way!  

NEXT WEEK:  

WHAT SPILLS FROM YOUR HEART?

 

KidZone 8/16/2015

Christ, the Church, Husbands and Wives

Our ESV Bible footnotes told us that marriage was created by God to be a "reflection of and patterned after Christ's relation to the church."  Paul in his letter to the Ephesians (5:21-33) tells husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. And he tells wives to respect their husbands.  We learned that the body for which Christ sacrificed himself was the church and that we are members of that body.  We made special heart cards to help us remember this Scripture.

NEXT WEEK:  We put on the armor of God!  Join us at 10am.