The First Church – Acts 2:42-47

The First Church – Acts 2:42-47

What’s today about?

Jesus disciples were given a task by Jesus to go and tell everyone about what Jesus had taught and done! Back then the church was just beginning; in fact it was the first church. 

They shared in all they had learnt about Jesus and spent time together praying, eating and praising God. They also helped all those in need, sharing what they had.

In today’s Online Sunday School we will listen to the story of the first church, pray to God, explore what the story means to us and have a chance to join in a song! 

Hearing from the bible! 

Let’s listen to this Bible story: 

You can find that story in the bible Acts 2: 42-47

Questions? Choose one of the following questions

What parts of the story were your favourites? 

What were the most important parts?

What are some of the things Jesus’ friends did? 

Would you want to be part of that church? 

You can always ask follow up questions like “Why did you give that answer?”

Lets Pray – Questions to God

In the Bible it talks about God building His church, one way we can grow close to God is praying to Him. 

You will Need  

Stones or blocks

What to do: 

Hold a stone and talk to God. You can talk to God about anything! People in need, things you need thanking God for those you love and ask God to help those in authority. Here is a way of praying which may help.

Say: 

God can you and then you can ask God for what you need

Help those fighting the coronavirus

Heal someone in need

Give wisdom to our leaders 

Then stack the prayers together after you have prayed, building up a tower as a sign of your prayers. 

Responding to the story

Have a go at one of these activities to help think about the story: 

Craft: Build a church

The church was just starting in our story and was growing daily with lots of things happening. Its over 2000 years since the first church started and much has changed and some things have stayed the same. What do you think the perfect church could look like?

Need: one (or more of these)

  • Lego 
  • Clay
  • Card
  • Junk 
  • Play dough 

What to do: 

Build your perfect church! What would it look like? What would the people be doing in the church? 

Think: What would the perfect church look like for you? 

Eat: Biscuit people 

The church isn’t actually about a building at all! We are not in buildings at the moment but we are still worshiping and gathering where we can online like here right now and on our services which you can check out at www.cyncoedministryarea.org.uk. We are a people who should love one another. Create a biscuit person and..

For more structured step by step approach follow this link: https://picklebums.com/face-biscuits/

Need: 

  • Biscuits – Enough to share. 
  • Decoration: Icing, fruit, sweets. 

What to do: 

  • Decorate a biscuit to look like a person. 
  • Share your biscuit with someone else like the disciples shared what they had.

Rev’d Matt’s attempt with choc chip cookie, chocolate spread and icing pen. 

Think: Who in the church are you thankful for?  

Colouring

Easy: https://www.audiovie.org/images/coloriage/lll8/lll8-04.png

Harder: https://fromvictoryroad.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/acts-2-43-47-maze.png

Think: Do you find it hard to share? Why is that? 

Song idea

Feels good – Rend Co. Kids 

Lyrics

When we live in harmony, when we stand as one It makes us stronger, stronger When we see our differences as a work of art The world is brighter, brighter What we all really need right now Is an upbeat song to sing An upbeat song to sing

It feels good when we’re together It feels good when we belong It feels right when we’re united No divides livin’ life as one

Tell me why we’re fighting, can’t we just get along Cos we are brothers, sisters Nothing strong as family, nothing breaks us apart Cos life is better, together What we all really need right now Is an upbeat song to sing An upbeat song to sing

Brothers Sisters Brighter Stronger Brothers Sisters Better Together

Comment below how you got on!