Listen. Listen to the pre-recorded Children’s Message together.
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What are two things that are good about milk (if you are not allergic)?
[Hint to parents: It tastes good. It can help you grow strong.]
What is the “milk” in today’s children’s message?
[Hint to parents: From 1 Peter 2:2 and 1:23 we learn that we are born again through the word of God. The Word of God is where we learn God’s good news (the gospel).]
We “tasted” the good news when we learned that Jesus died and rose again to save us from sin and bring us into his family so that we can live with him forever. Now God wants us to drink this milk not only for the taste, he wants us to drink it to grow strong because God is building something and he wants us to be a part of it. Let’s find out what it is.
Build with your kids a building out of blocks, legos, lincoln logs, or whatever you’ve got lying around. This building is going to represent God’s temple.
Show your kids a picture of the temple after you have built your building together.
The old temple was made out of stone. Did you know God is building a new temple?
Do you know what the stones are in God’s new temple?
Read 1 Peter 2:4-5 together.
So who are the stones in God’s new temple?
[Hint to parents: Pastor Nate mentioned this in the children’s message.]
Have your kids draw some pictures of themselves and put it on the building you made together.
A temple is a special place where God lives on earth. It used to be a building, but now God’s temple is us. God lives inside of us through the Holy Spirit. In the old days, people met God by going to the temple. Now we are the temple. We are the place where people can come to meet God.
Respond. How does it feel to be a part of God’s new temple? How does this make you feel about God? God wants you to be strong and to grow up to be like Jesus. How will you spend time reading God’s word together (think milk) so that you can grow strong like Jesus?
Read 1 Peter 2:9 together. What are we to tell others about God? Who should we tell?