Club 45 At Home
Week 19, July 16 - July 24
Let's talk about worship!
Hello Club 45 family.
I (Andrea) have so enjoyed the opportunity to worship in person outside together at 10am in the church parking lot. Whether you are joining into the online worship services still or coming to the 10am outdoor in-person gathering, we'd still love to see you at 11:00 Sundays at Club 45.
This week, we start a new series about the Kingdom of God...something Jesus talked a lot about! Read on for the Club 45 at home lesson.
Love you all!
Andrea, Tom and Aaron
Alright everyone, time to begin! Answer the following questions with your family:
- Your name
- Your number from 1-4 that tells us how you are...1 is not so good, 4 is great.
If you could think about a perfect King, what would that King be like? What kinds of things would he do?
The Kingdom of God
We’ve been talking about worshipping God and now we’re going to spend the next month learning about God’s kingdom.
- What’s the first word that comes to your mind when I say the word ‘kingdom’?
There are lots of stories about kings and their kingdoms. These stories often include castles, horses, crowns, and thrones. Sometimes the kings are good rulers who help the people in their kingdom and other times they are evil rulers who only help themselves, while the people in their kingdom suffer.
The Bible tells the story of God’s kingdom. His kingdom is not a place on earth with castles and horses. God’s kingdom is EVERYWHERE around us. It seems invisible, but whenever we see God do amazing things in our lives and all around us, we are seeing God’s kingdom right where we are.
Let's listen to Aaron tell us a story!
This is your time to just stop and sing to Jesus with your family. You can play a favorite worship song on your instrument or stream it and sing along. This is a time for you and your family to enjoy Jesus and meet him through song. Here's one that we've sung a few times in Club 45 and says so much about God and His love for us. Sing it out to Jesus with whatever you've got!
Quiet time - just you and Jesus
We can meet Jesus HERE and NOW just by quietly listening to him and talking to him.
Our lives are full of so much noise and activity that sometimes it’s nice to just stop and listen for Jesus. You can get comfortable, close your eyes and picture yourself with Jesus. Maybe picture you and Jesus by a lake, or sitting together on a rock, or curb, or in a flower patch. If you don’t have a picture, ask Jesus for one and he will show you! When we picture ourselves with Jesus in some way it helps our mind to focus on him instead of the other places our mind goes to like I’m hungry, I want to go home, I can’t wait to play with my friends later, or I love pizza and unicorns!
Settle in with Jesus and talk with him. He loves to hear from you and it’s the best part of his day to be with you in this way. Tell him your thoughts, your fears, your worries, your dreams, hopes….just like a best friend….he wants to hear it all.
Sometimes you will feel Jesus in different ways. Maybe he gives you his thoughts on something like someone just put in your brain what they think…that’s Jesus. You may feel His peace like a warm heavy blanket was just put on you. Maybe you have a picture come to your mind. We all experience Jesus in different ways.
Make this real with a Neighbor Love Worship List!
Let’s walk out Jesus’ words in our own lives. Jesus said that loving God and loving the people we know, as well as those we meet for the first time are the most important commandments in our lives. We can worship God just by loving the people around us. Club 45 kiddos, take a moment and make a list of some of the ways you can worship God by helping other people today. Some examples could include:
-Get together with a friend I haven’t spent time with in a while;
-Make dinner for my mom;
-Do a chore without being asked;
-Share something with another person who I know will like it (right now I’m swapping comics with my friend Asa).
Go for it!
Communion is the family meal where we get together and remember that Jesus is our forever Passover lamb. Like the Israelites in the Old Testament, who lived because of the shed blood of the lamb on their doorpost, we live forever with Jesus because of his finished work on the cross.
Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and then take the elements (usually a cracker and juice, but do whatever works!) with your family. Do this in memory of the Jesus who’s paid the greatest price for you, his greatest treasure.
Pray for each other
- As a family, check in with each other, what’s Jesus saying?
- Ask your family members if there are any prayer requests that they have and pray for those. Take a risk and ask them if they’d be okay with you praying for them RIGHT NOW as you sit together.
- Ask if any of your family members needs healing in their bodies? Sick, allergies, cuts, bruises, runny nose, etc. Again, take the risk and ask if they’re okay with you praying for them RIGHT NOW as you sit together.
Get in Touch!
We miss you all and would love to hear from you by phone or email.
aka "Tom Cat"