So why go to church?
Ok I realise my blog has suddenly developed a devotion for kids bent and there is a good reason. I am massively challenged to step up and share in the spiritual development of my kids and this is so big for me I want to share it with you. And if I am upfront, I kinda hope it inspires you!
So this is number three of five, once I have finished the 5 ‘fingers’ of the ‘how to be a great Christian’ hand I will return to normal service.
So today’s devotion was on going to church. I set the room up like a church and then when the kids and my wife were seated I went up the front and with a cheeky smile on my face I pretended it was church! I greeted them, asked who was a visitor for the first time and had some fun to relax them.
Then I asked them what they liked about playing with their cousins, my kids aged 8, 6, 3 and 1, those who could, shared how much fun it was, the games they played etc.. I talked about the bond and connection they have with their cousins, the fun they have, the things they learn from them. I then said that church can be just like that, a place where you play with friends, have fun and learn about Jesus.
I then talked about how church is a lot like our home, only it involves lots of other people! I shared that at home and at church:
We get to meet friends
We help people out
We get to eat yummy food
We can pray and sing cool songs
And we learn about Jesus
I then read Hebrews 10:25
Some people have given up the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.
I spoke openly how lots of Christians don’t go to church and yet they should, as it is a place where they can receive lots of encouragement and encourage others!
And then we went round the family and each person shared an encouraging thought about the other members of the family. My 8 and 6 year old said of me that they loved that I was a strong Christian! Well praise God for that!!
And we finished with prayers and something to eat and drink, just like church.
God bless ya!
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