Tween Time is for students in the 5th through 8th grades. We met in the Youth Room at 9:00. Students are dismissed to join their families for the 10:00 worship service.
Events teach. Often the learning comes after the event. Jesus teaches with elements that have immediate impact as well as lingering meaning. And they usually land well outside the expected. So, with Passover looming, Jesus goes into the busy temple and proceeds to clean house. “Take these things out of here!” he demands of the money changers, the animal merchants – even those who sold doves. Then he announces: “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” A temple that took 46 years to build? Could he mean the temple God has been building since the beginning of time? What “things” need to be removed from our own personal temples?
This week our game will be Top Ten Lists. This week we will review Lenten practices and introduce some stories from Holy Week, the last week of Lent. Get your thinking caps on for the game; it won’t be as easy as you think! I’ll look for you on Sunday!