w/c 16th January
Our reading this week is John 1: 29-41.
Jesus, the Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God. He takes away the sins of the world! 30 This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘There is a man coming after me who is greater than I am, because he was living even before I was born.’ 31 I did not know who he was. But I came baptizing people with water so that Israel could know that he is the Messiah.”
32-34 Then John said this for everyone to hear: “I also did not know who the Messiah was. But the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘You will see the Spirit come down and rest on a man. He is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen this happen. I saw the Spirit come down from heaven like a dove and rest on this man. So this is what I tell people: ‘He is the Son of God.'”
The First Followers of Jesus
35 The next day John was there again and had two of his followers with him. 36 He saw Jesus walking by and said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 The two followers heard him say this, so they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw the two men following him. He asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” (“Rabbi” means “Teacher.”)
39 He answered, “Come with me and you will see.” So the two men went with him. They saw the place where he was staying, and they stayed there with him that day. It was about four o’clock.
40 These men followed Jesus after they had heard about him from John. One of them was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to go and find his brother Simon. Andrew said to him, “We have found the Messiah.” (“Messiah” means “Christ.”)
Prayer for the week:
Thank you for the love of Jesus
Help us to remember the great news of His death and resurrection
Help us to share that good news with one another
And to be excited about sharing it!
Thank you that we can be disciples, too.
Thank you for your love
We love you, God!
In Jesus’s name, Amen!
Song of the week:
We talked about some people we would like to meet and why. Mrs Newland would like to meet Trevor Dion Nicholas because he is her favourite West End performer.
We thought about how we would feel if we met someone and famous. We thought we would like to tell all of our friends!
That's what happened when Jesus started his ministry on Earth.
John the Baptist was one of the first people to realise how special Jesus was and he told his friends. They ran after Jesus, met him and then told their friends too.
Questions to think about at home:
What are you thankful for? Why are these things important to you?
Who could you go out of your way to say thank you to this work?
Do you ever thank God for anything or anyone?