Sunday 26 July – Service Content

Sunday 26 July – Service Content

After kicking off this week’s service with our church Zoom call (link sent out in the WhatsApp group), we can continue with family worship and learning in our homes.

Kids & Teens

Achan’s Sin

Big idea:
Achan’s sin led to Israel being defeated at Ai, but God graciously restored the nation and gave them victory when they repented.

Aim:
To teach that failure to respond in faith and obedience to God’s word has serious consequences, but God always restores those who truly repent.

The Bible reading for this week is Joshua 7:1-8:35.

Here’s a video for parents to watch as preparation for teaching the younger members of our church this morning:

You can download the printable worksheets here:

And here’s the extended lesson content, including teaching materials, games, videos, and questions.

This is linked in the PDF, but here is a video covering the content and story from today’s lesson – it works best if you play the games first:

Memory verse:

Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshipped beyond the River Euphrates and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

For younger children:

Now fear the Lord and serve him faithfully. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshipped and serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:14 (NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the Bible that is Your Word to us. We ask that you would help us never to forget how much we need Your Word in our daily lives. We thank you for the opportunity to learn from the life of the Israelites. We also thank you that as we read about the life of Israel we learn more about You, our Great and Awesome God and Father.

We thank you for the reminder today that you take sin seriously. Thank you for showing us in the life of Achan that teach that a failure to respond in faith and obedience to Your Word has serious consequences. But we come with thankful hearts knowing that you are a loving God who always restores those who truly repent.

We ask Lord that you would help us to live lives of faithful obedience and when we fail, that we would have hearts that turn to you in eager repentence. We ask Heavenly Father, that you would fill us with Your Spirit this week, so that we can live lives that glorify you in all areas.

Amen

Sermon

Faith for the Gap

Here is the sermon for this week. The Bible reading for this sermon is Genesis 12-25 and Hebrews 11:8-22.

If you can’t watch the video or would rather just listen to it, you can play the audio here:

Music

Matt has assembled some music to complement the message from this morning:

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