Club 45 At Home
Week 13, June 4 - June 10
Jesus changes everything!
Hello Club 45 family. Every one of you is incredibly precious and important to God and to us.
This week some sad things have happened...both in our world and in our church family.
But we serve King Jesus, who loves us. He is able to take all the sad things that happen to us, and all of our mistakes, and turn them into something so much better than we can imagine. Our Bible story today is a great example of how God's love is more powerful than even our most awful mistakes and the most terrible things that happen.
We hope to see you at one of our Zoom gatherings this week:
- Fridays at 4:30: worship team practice! This is for any singers or musicians who want to grow in their ability to worship God through music, and help others do the same.
- Sundays at 10:00 is our regular Club 45 gathering where we learn about Jesus, have fun together, pray together, and worship together.
- Thursdays at 4:30 is our Club 45 hangout where we enjoy time with friends and have some fun playing games and chatting.
Your Club 45 team: Tom, Aaron, and Andrea
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.
Tell about one time when you got a second chance or a do-over.
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. Below are the two songs we are going to be working on in worship team practice. Why not sing one of them together?
Time for our Bible Story!
Last week’s story showed us what happens when the Holy Spirit comes and makes His home in us. It’s like Jesus coming and living with us, right here, right now. When the Holy Spirit made his home in the disciples, they felt God change their hearts and then went out and told every person they met about this Jesus who loves them and died for them.
Today we’re going to read about a really cool guy named Paul. Paul before he met Jesus made some really bad choices. He hurt a lot of people and even killed them. But because God looks at our heart He saw something in Paul nobody else did and was going to use him greatly in His kingdom. Let’s find out what happened!
Let's think about that a little bit!
- Before Paul met Jesus he was known as Saul, what was he like? When Saul was blind for three days what do you think he was thinking and feeling?
- Jesus asked Ananias to do a really hard thing. What was it? Imagine Jesus asking you to go pray for someone that is your worst enemy, has hurt you and or hurt your friends. What would that feel like to you? So what do you think Jesus gave Ananias to be able to go pray for Saul? Do you think He gives us the same thing here right now?
- What gift did Jesus give to the new Paul once Saul?
- What truth can we take away from Paul’s new message about Jesus? How does that truth make you feel personally and how can you act out that truth to others?
Quiet time - just you and Jesus
Jesus said the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth (John 16:13), which is what he did with Paul in today’s story. What is God inviting you into today? Is there an area He’s putting his finger on and saying, “come, follow me”? Is there a person who he’s calling you to love, someone who is NOT easy to love, who may even anger or offend you, who you would treat like an enemy? Let Jesus guide you and reveal truth today, just as he did to Paul, and, if the Holy Spirit leads you, pray for that person you’ve treated like an enemy.
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.
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
- Ask your family for any prayer requests that they have and pray for those.
- Ask if anyone in your family needs healing in their bodies? Sick, allergies, cuts, bruises, runny nose, etc. Go for it and take God at his word!
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aka "Tom Cat"