19 July Kids/Youth Helps

11am Service 19 July 2020

As with last week, we will be premiering the sermon video at 11am on Facebook Live and posting a full recording around 2pm.  The following will help 1) if you are watching the stream and want something for your kids/youth, 2) if you are attending the service and want something to use to discuss with your kids/youth after, 3) if you want to print and bring with you (along with crayons/pencils) to the service for your kids.

At 11:00 the live sermon feed will begin on Facebook. 

There are two ways to access it:

  1. Navigate to the GCBC public page at https://www.facebook.com/galwaycitybaptistchurch/
  2. Navigate to the GCBC website and select the link, “Facebook Live Stream” on the second graphic. www.galwaycitychurch.com 

Don’t forget that you can access RightNow Media free of charge by following this link. There are thousands of Bible studies and other edifying programming for adults and children alike.



Dear GCBC Parents:

In Jonah chapter 2, we read Jonah’s prayer after God saves him by way of a large fish. It is a great reminder for us to praise God for saving us through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Thinking on our salvation is a humbling experience, as it should be. It reminds us that God is sovereign and glorious (and we are not), and our purpose in life is to bring him glory so that more and more people will turn to him for salvation. And this is where we find true joy in life.

We need to teach this truth to our children each day and pray they believe it for themselves.

God Bless,


Sunday, 19th July Links:

Digging Deeper Verses (NLT) – Draw or write out your thoughts about these verses

How did God save Jonah?

Jonah 1:17 – “Now the LORD had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.” 

Jonah 2:10 – “Then the LORD ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach.”

How did God save us?

Matthew 12:40 – “For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.”

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”

Jonah thanks God for saving him. What should be our response to God saving us?

1 Peter 1:3 – “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Colossians 3:16-17 – “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”

What happens when we search for God and love His salvation? (Also, look where joy and gladness are found!)

Psalm 40:16 – “But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The LORD is great!””

Family Links –

  1. Bible Project video explaining Joy in the Lord (click on the “Chara/Joy” video) – https://bibleproject.com/explore/the-advent-series/
  2. Right Now Media video recommendations – 1) Older children – “Jonah” by Art Ayris   2) Phil Vischer’s series on Philippians – “Where does joy come from?”

Digging deeper verses 19th July 2020

joy colour page