Waiting on God's promise

Get comfy and everyone takes it in turn to hold their thumbs out and wiggle them up or down to express how they are and how their week has been. Allow everyone to share why. Perhaps share what God has been doing in your life this week. Why not take a moment to pray about what comes up?

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Boiled eggs – everyone finds a spot on the floor and curls up like an egg. Close your eyes. Someone is in charge of the timer. Without peeking at a watch or clock each person has to guess how long 3 minutes is. Once you think it is a minute you stand up and shout – “boiled egg”. The leader makes a note of the time but keep going until everyone is ‘boiled’. The person closest to 3 minutes wins (you can also do it with a shorter time – like a minute) [point: waiting].

Girl Holding Eggs

Grab a tasty snack and drink and join Ben on today's video as we look at our story; Luke 1

  1. Have you ever had to wait a long time for something – how did it feel?

  2. What do you think Zechariah and Elizabeth felt when the angel told them they would have a baby after all these years? 

  3. As you wait for Christmas to arrive how can you prepare your heart for Jesus?  

Find a space with your cushion somewhere, bring your journal or paper and pen with you. 

Play this worship music video and spend some time ‘waiting’ on God – this can mean being still, or listening to the quiet whisper of God, or just thinking about how much He loves you. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you prepare your heart for Christmas and knowing Jesus present with you. 

As a family, spend some time talking about the promises God has made to you as individuals or a family. If you feel like you don’t have any, ask Him for some. Write them down or draw them out and remind God of them, asking Him to be faithful to what He has promised. Then write down one action you can take that will move you towards God as you wait.   

Children Praying