Open The Book

Here is a message from the Open the Book team.

We are thinking about you all and holding every one of you in our prayers.

Update – 18th May

Hi Everyone. This week we celebrate Ascension Day on Thursday 21st May.

 

ASCENSION DAY

During the 40 days after his resurrection (being raised from the dead), Jesus appeared to his disciples from time to time. He spoke to them about the kingdom of God.

Once he told them to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the gift he would send them. That gift would be the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit would live in them and guide them. He would be a Comforter to them. Jesus wanted them to tell everyone on earth that he had died for them. He told them to teach and to baptize those who believed.

After these 40 days and when Jesus had said all this, he was taken up to heaven right in front of their eyes. A cloud hid him from their sight, and two angels, who looked like men dressed in white, came and stood beside them.

The angels said, “Why are you looking up in the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up into heaven will come back some day in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

We also believe that he will come again.

Below is a link which illustrates The Ascension.
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/97742254399882728/

Let’s say a prayer.
Thank you God for sending your Son Jesus to us.   Although we might not be able to see him we know that he is there along with you and the Holy Spirit, looking down on us and keeping us safe.  Please look after our families and friends now and always.  Amen.

Now for some fun.
I’m going to jump up and down.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPgUj29wCp0

Have a happy week and remember we are thinking and praying for you and your families.  Enjoy half term.
Lucy and all the Team.  
     

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Jesus prayed a lot to God.   Why do you think he prayed?
Do you think it helped him to make his decision as to who to choose as his Disciples?

Can you sit quietly and read this prayer.   Perhaps you can say your own prayer too.
Dear Lord, help me to love everyone as Jesus did and to choose my friends well and value them.   Even though we can’t be with our friends at the moment we know that they are there and look forward to when we can all meet up again.   Hold them safe Lord.   Amen.

Now for some fun.  How about inviting your family to join you sing and dance to.    It is Great, Great, Brill, Brill.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t9RSopRxas

Have a happy week and remember we are thinking and praying for you and your families.
From
Lucy and all the Team.

27th April

While we contact you by email we will use another name and call ourselves  “Waves” instead of Open the Book.
So, here is our first Bible story of the term.  

The Story of Jesus Calming the Storm.

Calming the storm
       

Well, Jesus as we know, is a very special person.
Can you imagine what it was like to be on the boat with Him?   The roaring seas and the boat heaving up and down on the waves, it must have been scary.  Perhaps you could act the story out?

Can you sit quietly now and read this prayer….

Thank you Jesus for being there for us, especially in times of trouble and stress.   Please be with us now, in our hearts and minds, as you were for the Disciples in the boat. God bless us all, Amen

Now for some fun.  How about inviting your family to join you sing and dance to .. Every Move I Make I Think Of You, Jesus.      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvnZILn6EY

Have a happy week and remember we are thinking and praying for you and your families.
Lucy and all the Team.