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Awana Luau Night

Each month, the Awana program at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, has a theme night where kids and leaders dress the part. Tonight was Luau Night where we brought out the Hawaiian shirts, dresses, and leis. Mr. Stan gave the T&T group a review quiz and the Cubbies made Easter baskets. Up in the gym, they played volleyball with Nerf balls. It was another fun evening of games, memory verses, and fun.

 
 

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human

Last night, I taught the Awana T&T lesson at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA. The theme was “Jesus is fully man.” The main idea of the lesson is that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human. When he lived on earth, Jesus experienced the same kind of struggles that we do, but he never sinned. Jesus became human to save us from our sins.

To help the kids grasp the idea, I had them do a Scripture search. We read a number of passages and then talked about whether the verses described Jesus as God or as human. As we went through the lesson, we put the information into the following chart.

Jesus Christ

Fully God

Fully Human

Jesus came from God; Jesus knows all things

(John 16:27-30)

Jesus was hungry

(Mark 11:12-13)

Jesus cast out demons

(Mark 1:21-28)

Jesus was tired and fell asleep

(Mark 4:38)

Jesus forgave sins

(Luke 7:44-50)

Jesus felt sadness; Jesus cried

(John 11:33-35)

Jesus healed a man’s hand

(Mark 3:5)

Jesus was thirsty

(John 19:28-29)

Jesus did things that only God could do

Jesus experienced the same emotions and physical needs that we do

We could have added many more verses, but our time was limited. Why don’t you take the chart and add more examples for the deity and humanity of Jesus?

 

Mismatch Night in Awana

Tonight was Mismatch Night in Awana at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA. There were some colorful, fun costumes as a result. During the Christmas season, our Sparks group sent Christmas cards to some of our military troops serving in Iraq. They in turn sent the kids a flag and a certificate. It was pretty special to receive the gift.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Awana, First Central Bible Church

 

‘Stache Bash

Tonight was the ‘Stache Bash in Awana at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA. Leaders and kids competed to see who had the best mustache. It was another fun night of games, dress up, Bible lessons, and songs. I even sported one. Another memorable evening.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2016 in Awana, First Central Bible Church, Fun, Photos

 

Western Night at Awana

Tonight was Western Night at First Central Bible Church‘s Awana program, the first of our monthly theme nights. Children and Leaders came dressed in their western gear. It was another fun night of Bible stories, games, memory verses, and fun.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Awana, First Central Bible Church, Photos

 

Awana Camp 2016 – Slideshow

Try compressing 3 1/2 days of high energy, creativity, Bible teaching, games, skits, archery, canoeing, food, friendship, games, and fun into 3 minutes. It’s quite the challenge. But here is a video that gives a glimpse of what took place this past week at First Central‘s Awana Camp. Click on the link to watch the YouTube video.

 

Awana Camp 2016 – Day 3

Here are the photos from yesterday at First Central‘s Awana Camp. It was another fun filled day of Bible lessons, archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, games, and of course, the campfire. God did some amazing things!