26 July Kids/Youth Helps

11am Service 26 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 3, we read how Jonah obeys God and goes to Ninevah to deliver God’s message of judgment. Three things result:  1) The Ninevites believe the message; 2) The Ninevites repent from their evil ways and pray for God’s mercy; 3) God forgives the Ninevites and does not destroy them. In Jonah 3, we have a great example of the Gospel. 

Use this opportunity to talk with your children about sin (give them an example from your own life, and ask them to admit their own sin). Help them recognise our need to repent and ask for God’s forgiveness. And finally, remind them that when they believe in Jesus Christ, God forgives them.

God Bless,


Sunday, 26th July Links:

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

How do the Ninevites respond to God’s message? 

Jonah 3:5 – “The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.”

What did the Ninevite king command the people to do?

Jonah 3:8 – “People and animals alike must wear garments of mourning, and everyone must pray earnestly to God. They must turn from their evil ways and stop all their violence.”

How did God respond?

Jonah 3:10 – “When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.”

What does it mean to be a Christian? 1) Believe the Gospel message about Jesus  2) Recognise our sin and repent  3) Receive God’s forgiveness and follow Jesus’ example

Which of these 3 things have you done?

Romans 3:23-26 – “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.”

Family Links –

  1. Bible Project video on the word “sin” (click on the video labeled “Khata/Sin” from the link) – https://bibleproject.com/explore/bad-word-series/
  1. Superbook video explaining “repentance” for children
  1. Right Now Media video recommendations – 1) Older children – “Jonah” by Art Ayris   2) Younger Children – “A Lot to Swallow” by Bugtime Adventures

Digging deeper verses 26th July 2020


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