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Sunday 16th August - 10th Sunday after Trinity
 

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to our Superhero Series as we will look at some superheroes of the faith. As we learn more about each person we will have different challenges for your children and young people to do. This week we will be exploring Moses.

Family Service is back - 16th August 10am.
Join us for a fun filled family service outside in the church yard as we explore the story of the feeding of the 5000. Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks. If wet weather we will meet in the church. All welcome. To help with preparation please sign up by Friday14th August at the very latest by emailing Dawn at office@stmaryssaffronwalden.org


Once again, please do get in touch if I can help you in any way during this time or if you have ideas which we can share with other parents. Please feel free to pass this email on to friends and family.

Thanks,

Matt
 

Week 1 - Superhero - Moses

 
Click on the image below to enlarge. Thanks to "Together At Home"

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Youth Zone

When I was 17 I was at a Christian camp where we were praying for other young people to know Jesus. In front of us was a big map of the UK and we had to put our foot in paint (which I wasn't too happy about as I'm not a huge fan of feet) and stand on the map and pray for revival. I stood next to my mate and started praying. In that moment we both looked at each other and said it's all well and good praying but we should do something about it. From then on we took the Great Commission seriously to go and make disciples.

We're not all called to rescue a whole nation out of slavery like Moses was, but we are all called to go and make disciples. We often think it's someone else's job, that we're not cut out for it because we're not brave enough, or are too young, or that someone else is so much better at explaining things, or praying out loud, or is just a better Christian full stop. Why would God choose me? That was exactly the question Moses asked God in Exodus 3:11 "Who am I that I should go?", but God ignored his question, He didn't say "I have chosen you because you are Moses, king fu champion," He simply said, "I will be with you."

There are plenty of things that stop us from fully devoting our lives to God and responding to His call to go. Whether it's what others may think of us, uncertainty as to whether we will do it right, or thinking someone is better equipped or qualified. The bible is full of people who muck up, and yet God still called them to do amazing things.

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses has a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson has long hair and was a womaniser
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced
Zacchaeus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer
Lazarus was DEAD!

Moses would have never rescued the nation of Israel in his own strength. He needed God to be with him, the great I AM, who would show that with Him, all things are possible.

  • Is there anything stopping you from following God's calling?
  • Is there anything that makes you feeling like you're not good enough for God to choose you?
  • It is important to spend time in prayer because it if through prayer and a deep relationship with God that we are able to discover God's calling on our lives. and family.Moses

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Some Useful Links


Online Resources Pack for Young People, Children and Families from Essex County Council. Lots of useful links to explore - download here.