Sunday Club 18th November 2018

ST. GEORGES SUNDAY CLUB

Sunday 18th November 2018

Today we welcomed Tatianna to Sunday Club.

The theme for today: Jesus wants us to watch out for people who try and deceive, i.e trick us (information adapted from Sermon4kids.

Scripture: Jesus said to them; “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, “I am he; and will deceive many. (Mark 13: 5-6)

We showed a couple of products that make unbelievable claims.

we asked "do you all watch television? If you do, you will probably notice that about 15 minutes out of every hour are taken up by adverts on many channels. Many of these adverts make unbelievable claims to try and persuade us to buy whatever they are selling. How many of these claims are actually true. We sometimes think that if they have said it on TV it must be true, but is it?

Here are couple of examples of of false advertising claims that might make you have second thought about that:

A chewing gum company once claimed to have germ killing ingredients. Customers sued the company as this was untrue.

A breakfast cereal company claimed that their cereal would boost children’s immunity from disease and also claimed that it would improve children’s attentiveness by 20%. When this was checked these claims were untrue.

These are only a few examples of false advertising however it is more important for us to look at the truthfulness of those who claim to be our spiritual leaders. Jesus warned of that in todays Bible lesson.

Sara and Tyles read the following story:

Jesus was sitting with his disciples near a temple in Jerusalem when he said to them, “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many people.”

Jesus went on to warn his disciples about some of the things that people would claim were signs of the end of the world. “You will hear about wars and stories of wars to come. Don’t be afraid, these things happen, but the end is not yet here. There will be earthquakes and many people will go hungry, but this is just the beginning.”

How do we test the truthfulness of advertising claims? Well if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

How do we test the truthfulness of our spiritual leaders? The best way is to compare their claims with what Jesus teaches us. We can read the Bible and ask God to help us and also do this through prayer. When in doubt ask God to help you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Jesus warned us about false teachers. Help us to read your word and understand its teachings so that we will not be easily misled. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Activities:

We played:

  • SIMON SAYS 
  • FOLLOWING JESUS FEET children traced around their shoes on a piece of card. They cut them out and decorated them and added words from the lesson today. These are placed on poster in the childrens corner.
  • Word search and colouring sheet if time allows