Children of God || Galatians 4:4–7

Mural on a brick wall of a smiling Madonna with a hummingbird perched on her finger
Unidentified. Madonna with Hummingbirds, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55799 [retrieved December 22, 2020]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jondoeforty1/6948838498.
  • Think this week about what we are tied to, what Jesus frees us from in our context. Consumerism is one among many many!
  • Do you know that God loves you no matter what? Do you feel that God loves you no matter what?
  • What does it mean to be a Child of God?
  • What is unconditional love?
  • When we feel fully loved by God, we don’t have to get our feeling of worth (self-esteem) from things — tell about something that makes you feel valuable or worthy (maybe: awards, grades, new clothes, a nice car, a big house, latest video game, etc.). What do you think God thinks about those things and about you?
  • Create a “Crossy Road” obstacle course. If you don’t make it, guess what? You get to start again. No matter what! Just like God’s love for you! No matter what!
  • Use this guided art activity to draw what you think others see/love about you from the outside and who you really are on the inside (what God sees/loves about you)

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Written by Lauren Gibbs-Beadle @firstpreskidshayward Children’s Ministries @firstpreshayward | educator, creative, parent | she/her

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