Backward, then Forward

There is never a dull moment in CrossRoads Kids. Seriously. Never. And I am loving it! I have had an amazing first month here with the team!

Tru Story, the curriculum we are following this year, makes time every 6th and 13th Sunday to “Remember and Celebrate” what God is doing! We look back over the past 6 or 7 weeks and play a review game based on the truths and Bible stories we have been learning about. We usually have a snack and we really try to make our large group Theater time memorable in some way. We try to make it a fun theme day, like Crazy Sock Day for example. Every Remember and Celebrate Sunday is attached to an Old Testament festival, holy day or feast. We have already covered many of the festivals and feasts as we are coming to the close of our CrossRoads Kids year! We also have an opportunity for the kids to share where they have seen God working in their lives and to tell everyone what they see Him doing – WHAT A BLESSING TO US!

We loved out last Remember and Celebrate on the “Day of Atonement.” The theme for this celebration was Dress Your Best, as the Day of Atonement was the holiest day of the Israelite calendar. We had a very cool presentation, and because the Israelites were commanded to fast on this day, there will be no snack!

The Day of Atonement is a very interesting ceremony! Pastor Denise wrote an awesome blog last year on the Day of Atonement! Here is the link if you want to check it out and learn a little more about what we now call Yom Kippur:

http://core.crossroadschurch.ca/2014/10/02/yom-kippur-making-atonement/

Atonement is such an exciting concept! How wonderful is our God, that He has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him? Praise Him, that we can now have access to Him and His Son and His Spirit every day of our lives! We are so privileged to be able to come alongside your family and be speaking these truths with you into the lives of your children! We pray for your children all the time that they would become strong, confident, courageous, joyful men and women after God’s very heart.

Thank you for blessing us with their presence in our classrooms and hallways. We are so excited to see what God is going to do in our midst  as we continue to look backward to salvation before the cross, to Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on the cross, then forward to our glorious future in His Kingdom.

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