Radio Daze

THEME

Community-Building: God gives different gifts to accomplish his work.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Ephesians 4:11-12

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God's people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.

NOTES

Do you prefer to work with others? Or do you prefer to work alone? Do you feel like you could get the job done by yourself better than by a group? Liz didn't want to ask for help getting his internet radio station set up. He wanted to do it himself. He wanted complete control so that everything would go the way he wanted it to. But then he found he couldn't get the software to download, and that he would have to provide programming for the radio station all by himself. Reluctantly, he asked his friends for help and soon his station was on the web.

God has created us to need each other, not to be loners. In God's kingdom the work gets done better when we work as a group. The Holy Spirit gives different kinds of gifts to individual believers so that they will need each other to get God's work done. Ephesians 4 : 11-12 is one of four passages that talk about God's plan for his kingdom work (the others are: 1 Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12:4-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11). Teaching your children to use their strengths as they contribute to the family can be a good way to prepare them to use their gifts in their church and neighborhood.


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. Who was Johnny’s friend who started an internet radio station?
A. Merle.

Q. What did Liz do to earn enough money to buy the software to start an internet radio station of his own?
A. Cut grass.

Q. Why didn’t Liz want to ask for help?
A. Because the last time his friends helped him Morrie messed up his movie.

Q. What did Liz name his station?
A. WLZR, LizRadio.net

Q. What does Liz call himself on this radio?
A. Lizzer.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.
Read and discuss 1 Corinthians 12. What metaphor does Paul use for the church? What does this teach us about how God wants us to work in his kingdom?
A.
Paul uses the metaphor of a body. A body cannot work properly without all its parts. A body needs a head, two hands, two feet, etc. in order to do its work. The church is just like that. Some of us are the hands of the church, some are the eyes and ears, others are the feet. If we didn't have people work together, with the unique abilities that God has given them, the church wouldn't work properly either.

SO WHAT?

Do you know what your special abilities are? Ask your parents what they think. Then use your abilities to work with others for God.
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