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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jesus' Experiences - Kid Korner Ideas

Pastor has started a Monday night worship service at our church. This is a very SIMPLE worship service. If a person hasn't been to church in a while, they don't need to fear they won't know what's going on. Pastor guides and instruction as the service goes along, and its simple and to the point. We sing some songs, he talks about our forgiveness, he leads us in a reading-which he uses as his sermon, we sing another song, do an offering to the Lord, have some prayers, and a blessing. Simple.

Within this service is also Kids Korner for the kids. I help plan the events for Kids Korner with #2 Godmother. She's an amazing teacher and I'm so privileged to get to work with her. The last Monday in January we talked about Luke 4:16-21. We focused on the experiences Jesus had. Specifically verse 18, which says:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,

So, here is what we did for Kids Korner relating to these verses. Now I apologize there are no pictures, #3 was cranky and I had to step out and feed her. 

Read the italicized words: In Luke 4 it talks about Jesus experiences. Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue (which is like a church), as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he read: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Tonight we are going to go through some similar experiences like what Jesus did.
The first thing we are going to do is proclaim freedom. We are going to pretend that we are prisoners with our coats on backwards and we’re going to try and get FREE. 

Have the kids put their coat on backwards, zip it up. See if they can “get free” from their coat. If kids do not have their coats, you could use the ribbon and tie it around their feet to see if they could get free. 

Next, we are going to give sight to the blind. 

Have kids put on the blind folds. Ask them what it feels like to not see. Is it scary? Can you walk without the help of someone guiding you? 

Finally, we are going to “carry a burden”. A burden is something that is really heavy. 

Have kids take turns carrying the box of heavy books. When the kids need help, take the box for them. (This is like when Jesus freed the oppressed. He took all the peoples burdens and set them free.)
           This is kind of like what it was like when Jesus set the oppressed free. He TOOK the peoples burdens and set them free. We cannot do these things without Jesus

We then had the kids do a coloring sheet. It was a well liked activity and I think they understood the concept a little better! 

**Note these pictures were taken from images from a google search**

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