w/c 07 October 2019
This assembly explores the nature of faith and God’s incredible power. The Sunday Gospel reading tells us that it doesn’t matter how big or how small our faith is; in fact, even with faith the size of a tiny mustard seed, God can do amazing things. This is because the results don’t depend on us - they depend on God.
“Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17: 5-10
Key Point / Learning Objective:
- Children will learn that God can do impossible things, if it is His plan.
- Engage with the film and answer questions.
- Pray for areas in their personal lives which they might find ‘impossible’.
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading
- Take a moment to familiarise yourself with or adapt the suggested teaching script in Section 3.
- Prepare a child to read Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading.
- Traditional: Lead Kindly Light by C.H.Purday
- Contemporary: Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed by Doug Horley (Spring Harvest: Kid's Praise 2000)
Rachel Kennedy and Hannah Prentice
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