For the month of November, the series at CityLite will be all about Bubbles.
Bubble, Bubble… POP!
At CityHill London we are taking our time going through the book of Ecclesiastes. For the adults, we are calling the series href=”http://cityhill.london/vapour/”>VAPOUR but didn’t think it worked for kids as a title so we called it Bubbles for CityLite.
Mental health is more of an issue that at any other point in history. It is not just adults. Children are feeling more anxious than at any other point in Western society.
Ecclesiastes is not a depressing book, our world and culture are depressing and Ecclesiastes seeks to set us free from that.
We often spend our entire lives chasing after things that do not fulfil us. Do we want that for our kids too?
Bubble, Bubble… Pop!
Is a way of exploring what Solomon says, that things that often we are told are so important and carry weight. Are actually Vapour. They seem important, but when we examine them closely. POP!
Below are the lessons we will be teaching over the month of November. If you attend CityHill London, please do not teach your children these lessons before they have taken place. We are sharing this with you so that you can join in the conversation and disciple your children.
Week 1 – All Bubbles Pop
Life ends, we all die. Has anyone had a pet that has died? How sad is that? A friend die? A relative die?
We all die, it is sad but true. Just as all Bubbles we blow pop. But the Good news is that Jesus offers us eternal life. Eternal Life is like a Bubble that never pops. That even if we pop we will never truly pop.
Ecclesiastes 3:19 – For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is *Bubbles*.
Blow bubbles, see who can blow the bubble that lasts the longest. No matter how long, all bubbles Pop.
Week 2 – NOW
Love, things + Money? Never satisfied, it is all just Bubbles. You get the favourite toy you always wanted. The toy that would make you happy. A little bit later – Bubbles. IT fades and you want a NEW bigger, better toy.
Enjoy God. Enjoy people. Enjoy moments. Be present, not living captive to wanting to play with someone else, to be doing something else, somewhere else. Be content. God is more than enough
Ecclesiastes 5:10 – He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is BUBBLES.
Who can blow the biggest bubble. You may want to buy a toy off of Amazon that makes you be able to blow child sized bubbles, see if you can blow one as big as your child.
Week 3 – Balance
Finding the balance in a world where good people suffer. Bad people flourish and vice versa. It’s all Bubbles.
Ecclesiastes 8:14 – There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I said that this also is Bubbles.
Balancing Bubbles, you can’t touch a bubble with your finger. But you can with the thing you blew it with. Try and rest it on the end.
Bubble race like an egg and spoon race. Except you have to blow the bubble catch it then race to the finish line without the bubble popping.
Week 4 –
If everything is ‘bubbles – pop,’ What actually matters?
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember your creator in the days of your youth…
Ecclesiastes 12:8 – Bubbles of bubbles, says the Preacher; all is bubbles – Pop.
So what isn’t Bubbles – Pop?
Remembering your creator, respecting him (12:13) and living out his instructions. The greated of these is love God, and out of that love everyone else.
12:13 – Respect God and keep his instruction, for this is the whole duty of man.
Flashback do all the other activities again in one big go recapping the lessons.