KidZone 4/24/2016

A NEW COMMANDMENT

 
 

What do birds have to do with a lesson about love? Well, birds come in all sizes, shapes and colors. They can be identified by the color of their feathers, where they live, the sounds they make. There are many ways to identify a bird. Jesus talks to us in the Bible about how to identify Christians and it's quite simple. He was talking with his disciples and he said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples." Just as we can identify birds by their behavior and the sounds they make, we can also identify a Christian by his or her loving behavior and kind words. How will you show the world that you are a Christian?

KidZone 4/17/2016

PETER RAISES TABITHA FROM THE DEAD

Last week we heard Jesus tell Peter to take care of his followers after he is gone.  This week we see Peter do just that! He is in Lydda when two men came to him urging him to come to Joppa. There was a disciple named Tabitha in Joppa who the Bible says, "was full of good works and acts of charity." Tabitha became ill and died and when Peter arrived, "all the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Tabitha had made while she was with them." To see what happened next, take a look at our pictures from the MegaZone......

KidZone 4/10/2016

"Simon Peter, Do you love me?"

The risen Jesus appeared to his disciples a third time while they were fishing. They did not recognize him at first. When they told him they hadn't caught any fish all night, he told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat.  When they did, their net was so full they could barely lift it. Then John recognized Jesus and Peter jumped into the water and swam to shore. Jesus made them breakfast and he asked Peter three times, "Do you love me?" After the third time, Peter was sad because he knew Jesus was thinking of the three times Peter had denied him before he was crucified. But Jesus forgave Peter and gave him a very important job. He told him to "take care of my sheep." He wanted him to take care of people who would believe in Jesus. He said, "Follow me." And Peter did. Next week we will see Peter carrying out the very important job Jesus gave him.