Children's Challenge13–19 July 2015

The story so far

1 Corinthians is the first letter Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. In the first two chapters, Paul warns the Corinthians against division within their group, as they had started to argue with each other. Paul then talks about Jesus and how wise all his teachings are and how different they are from the wisdom of the world. This reminds us that the way God values things is different to how people might value things. God loves the small and the weak and the humble and can use them in very powerful ways. Read 1 Corinthians 1:27–31 to find out more about it!

Paul then starts to address in more detail the argument that is going on in Corinth and he encourages the Christians there to grow in their faith and work together.

What do I read

1 Corinthians 3:4–9 

What do I think say or create

If you play a sport, do a shared project at school, play in a band or are part of a group, you will know how important teamwork is. Without it, it becomes really hard to win a game, complete a certain task or play a song. Teamwork means that you are all working together towards a common goal or the same outcome. When you start to follow Jesus, you become part of his team, and working together with other followers of Jesus to share his good news is really important. Think about your corps or church and discuss together in your family or small group:

How do people work together to share Jesus with others? Take time to list as many things as you can.
Take a large piece of paper that everyone can draw on together. In the middle write ‘Sharing Jesus looks like…’ and around it draw as many as you can of the things you have listed. Make sure your pictures show how the people might be working together.