We hope your child had as much fun as we did Wednesday night at Kids Club. Here’s a sneak peek into what we did. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional video, photos, and information.
Once again, Jimmy and Gergu challenged a lucky 5th grader to our third Olympic challenge. This time the tables were turned as Jimmy lost the competition and found himself in the slime tank.
Together we watched a great video put together by Gerik Parmele featuring responses kids at The Crossing initially had about our word of the night, Perseverance. This word came from our memory verse Hebrews 12:1-2a:
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.
We took a closer look at this word together at “Beyond the Gold,” our Bible Story component for the evening. We learned that perseverance means to continue to run your race even when faced with obstacles. We were once again joined by the Apostle Paul who shared the only source of lasting perseverance with us. Perseverance can’t happen apart from God’s grace. We can’t throw off our sin in our own strength. This only happens by believing the Gospel and trusting in Jesus’ death and resurrection. In the same way, we can’t overcome other obstacles in our life by ourselves. We must fix our eyes on Jesus in order to finish the race. Looking forward to the finish line and the prize at the end will help us persevere, especially when the race is difficult.
As you can see from the pictures below, there was also plenty of time for laughter, food, art, games, friendship, serving, dancing, worship, and fun..
We would also like to congratulate the winners of our Grafitti Board Team Challenge for Night Two: Kindergarten Red Canada, 5th Grade Yellow Bolivia, and 4th Grade Light Green Italy.
Red Ring Explanation: The color red reminds us of the blood of Christ. When we want to stop running our race, perseverance comes from believing that Jesus shed his blood on the cross for us. Trusting in the Gospel or “fixing our eyes on Jesus” is what takes away our sin/obstacles and helps us finish our race so we can receive the prize.
2. Discuss the following review question together:
- What helps you continue in your race of faith (journey of believing in Jesus) when you feel like stopping or when you meet an obstacle?
See you tonight for night four of Go for Gold!