Summary: A lot of tough things will happen before God’s kingdom will come on earth. We don’t know when this will happen, but can see signs that God is working, even today! God is working for our good. We must get ready and do God’s work while we wait.
- What are some signs of God’s kingdom that you see in the world around you? (Example: where have you seen people helping each other this week?)
- Why do you think Jesus is talking about the things to come? (Think about the holiday coming up....)
- What part of this story stands out to you the most?
- How tall can you build a tower before it falls down? Try it!
Let us pray.
- Write a card to your Faith Friend! Find their address in the church pictorial directory (or email Pastor Kristina to get their contact information).
- A member of our congregation's nephew is serving overseas as part of the National Guard (pictured below). His platoon loves receiving mail! Color a picture or write a letter and mail it to Glen Cary for us to send to him :)
- Although we can't physically collect an offering, you may mail in a check or give online here.
- In our lesson today, Jesus tells us to look for signs of how God is working in our world. That means we sometimes have to be like detectives who are looking for clues.
- Parents—print out this pdf (or handwrite the clues), cut the clues apart, and hide them around the house/room. Together, find them all and piece the clues together to reveal the message! (Hint: its Psalm 139:8-12).
- What do you think this verse is telling us?
- God is always with us. So, we can keep our eyes open for the signs God sends to let us know that we are not alone. The really great thing is that we do not have to look alone! We have each other and we can help each other look for God together.
Activity #2-- Bible Story Yoga!
A few things about Easter...
Easter is only two weeks away and it is looking like we will be celebrating at home. We are encouraging each family to find a way to decorate a window, or door, or wall in your house to celebrate Easter.
This picture is just one example of how a family has decorated a door-- but it does not have to be so elaborate! Use whatever you have on hand to remember this special holiday.
Take a picture of your Easter celebration by Good Friday (April 10) and send it in so we can share with everyone!
Remember, not even death can conquer the love of God. Even though we can't meet in person, we can still rejoice!
Thanks be to God!