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Aim: For each child to trust Jesus with problems great and small, resulting in a joyful life
Core Competency: Joy
Objectives: The children will
Key Verse: This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. ( John 2:11 )
Story: "Jesus Turns Water into Wine " ( John 2:1-11 )
Eye on Science:
Advance Preparation: Place a small amount of Koolaid™ powder in the bottom of the wine glass. Cherry powder is white and not very noticable, yet yeilds a red, wine-like color when water is added.
In Class:Tell or read the story of Punchinello and the Wemmicks by Max Lucado,from the book "Tell Me the Secrets". Discuss the meaning of the gold stars (flattery) and grey dots (putdowns), and the stickers in general (letting others' opinion of you affect your joy). Discuss Eli (Jesus, the Creator), and the point that only His opinion of us matters.
Tell the story (with appropriate scripture references to the Bible) of Jesus turning water into wine, in three parts.
Like Eli in the story of the Wemmicks, Jesus is waiting for you to spend time with Him. What others think of you doesn't matter - you are special because He made you, and He makes no mistakes. He wants your life to be filled with joy, and the first step is to believe in Him and begin a life of discipleship.
Application: Have you put your trust in Jesus? What trouble, big or small, do you need to take to Him so that your life can be filled with joy?
Used: KIDZ 4/99 , KIDZ 6/02 , KIDZ 6/05