Youth Worship always has a theme to it. This year’s subject is Grace.
Help your kids to get more out of this worship by talking about the concept of grace ahead of time. (And debriefing about it afterwards.) What is grace?
Grace is someone saying: “I love you anyway.”
Ask your child(ren) if they could say “I love you anyway” in response to some of these situations:
- When someone doesn’t want to play with me.
- When someone uses something of mine without asking, and then breaks it.
- When people laugh at me when I make a mistake.
- When someone gets me in trouble for something I didn’t do.
It is hard isn’t it!
This is what God’s grace is; God saying, “Even though you messed up, I love you anyway. It is a gift from me to you. There is nothing you can do to pay me back.”
Want another way to teach about grace? Use a popular storybook.
This story starts off…
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
So he said to his mother, “I am running away.”
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
This bunny invents all kinds of scenarios where he runs away from his mother. But, no matter what, his mother assures him that she will run right after him.
It’s just like that with us and God.
How have you noticed God loving you no matter what?
Book shot from Amazon.
Youth group photo collage used with permission.
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