Materials for Families – Sunday 7 June

We’re following along with the Faith in Kids podcast in Ephesians.

For links to all the sessions in this series, click here.

Ephesians #6 PUTTING ON CLOTHES

What are the world’s oldest socks? And the most expensive suit? Find out as Jam and Ed talk about these and the time Ed turned up at a wedding without his trousers. And what does this have to do with Ephesians 4:20-25? Amy fights the virus and it’s our very first catwalk.

Planning when to do this

Hopefully you’ve getting into the swing of things now. For more thoughts on how and when to use these ideas, see last week’s intro here.

How to listen

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CRAFT IDEAS

There are four ideas below, two for under 11s and two for over 11s. Feel free to use any that you think will serve you will.

Use the crafts and colouring sheets while you listen to the podcast (make sure you’ve got the materials you need first!). And use them to reinforce the teaching ideas.

The printable sheet for this week is here for under 11s. 

The printable sheet this week is here for over 11s.

All the instructions below are also included on the sheet – if you’d prefer just to hit print and then stop looking at screen, go ahead!

Here are Ed’s discussion questions:

Under 5s.

What do you normally put on and put off?
 

5-7s

Can you give an example of something we are told to put off? Something we are told to stop doing?
 

8-11s

Can you give an example of what it would look like to put on? What would it be like if you knew someone who put on this new self?
 

Over 11s

If you have been a Christian for a little while, talk about the differences between what it feels like when you’re trying to do it and the Spirit helping you to do it?
 

Idea 1- Putting on Clothes

Think of some things that you sometimes do that you need to say sorry to Jesus for and that you need to ask Him to help you change – a bit like taking off old, dirty clothes and putting on new, clean clothes.

Print pages 2, 3 + 4 (card or stiff paper is best) of the printable

sheet.
Colour and carefully cut out the picture of the boy on page 2.

There are 2 sets of clothes on page 3. Colour the first set to make them look old and dirty and then write on them, some of the things that you thought of that you need Jesus to help you change – eg unkindness, hurtful words, lying. Carefully cut out the dirty clothes and dress the boy.

Maybe spend some time talking to Jesus about these things.

Now colour the second set of clothes in clean, bright colours. Write on them some of the good changes that Jesus can make in us if we ask Him for forgiveness and help – eg loving kindness, truthfulness.
Remove the boy’s dirty clothes and dress him in the, clean clothes.

Jesus changes us from the inside when we let Him – when we say sorry and ask for His help. Jesus clothes us in His righteousness. Think about what the word righteous means.

Colour and carefully cut out Jesus’ robe of righteousness. Put the robe on the boy over his new, clean clothes.

Look in the Bible and read or listen to Isaiah 61:10
Thank Jesus that He loves us, forgives us and gives us new life.

Idea 2 – Colouring sheet

On page 5 of the printable sheet.

 

Idea 1 for over 11s – Putting on Clothes

Print page 1 + 2 of the printable sheet.

Read Ephesians 4:17-32.
Illustrate the image to represent your “old self”, using words from the text.

Then read Ephesians 4:17-32 again.
Illustrate the image to represent your “new self”, using words from the text.

 

Idea 2 for over 11s

Write adjectives beginning with each letter to describe the old self and new self.
Pray for God’s help to “put off your old self” … “and to put on the new self” each day.

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