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Children’s Ministry Resource Sunday 24 May 2020

Children’s Ministry Resource

Sunday 24 May 2020
The Ascension

Bible Focus
Luke 24: 50-53

Theme
The Ascension of Jesus

Question to Ponder
How can we stay connected
to Jesus if he’s now in
heaven?

50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and
blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was
parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped
Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in
the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.

 

 

 

Meringues (symbolising the clouds when Jesus ascended to Heaven):

 

INGREDIENTS
4 egg whites, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
METHOD
Step 1 Preheat oven to 120°C. Line two baking trays with
non-stick baking paper.
Step 2 Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites and salt
until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon
at a time, whisking well between each addition, until
sugar dissolves.
Step 3 Once all the sugar has been added, continue to
whisk on high for 3 mins. Whisk in the vanilla essence.
Step 4 Use two teaspoons to spoon meringue onto lined
trays. Reduce the oven temperature to 90°C.
Step 5 Bake meringues for 1 hour 30 mins. Turn oven
o􀃗 and leave meringues in the oven to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

Other activities:

• Watch the YouTube clip of Jesus’ Ascension:

 

• Complete activities on the sheets below.

Craft Idea: Jesus’ ascension to heaven

• Colour in, and cut out the figure of Jesus.

• Colour in the picture of his disciples and then paste Jesus into the picture, within
the clouds. Colour in the picture.

Things to ponder with your son/daughter:

Is it easy to believe in things you can’t see?
Are you someone who likes proof?
As Christians, many of us will have times of doubt? We wonder if
God is listening or if he cares?

 

By getting to know God, through the Bible, by talking with other
Christians like your parents about their faith and through prayer
our faith can grow stronger

 

Prayer: Lord thank you that even though we can’t see you, we
can feel you in our hearts through prayer and faith and see you
in the lives of others. Amen.

Ascension Maze

 

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for fulfilling God’s promise by ascending to your rightful
place in heaven. Thank you for the disciples, who told others about you. Thank you
for leaving the Holy Spirit to help the disciples grow your church. Amen.

Things to ponder with your child

The Bible tells us, that after rising from the dead
Jesus spent 40 days with his disciples, telling
them about the kingdom of God.
Jesus left the disciples with one instruction – to
tell others about God’s love for them.
How do you think the disciples might have felt
when Jesus left them to join his Father in heaven?
What can we do, to continue to feel connected to
Jesus now that he’s in heaven?

Ascension Decoder

 

 

 

Ascension Word Search

 

I Love Jesus Balloon Dot to Dot

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