Growing Deeper

Week 3: Jesus loves people deeply!

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Getting started

Help your family to be active this week with three fun sessions:

  • Involve everyone – anyone can lead!
  • Adapt for your family
  • Encourage each other
  • Challenge yourselves
  • Don’t exercise if it causes pain

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Warm up 512

Day 1: Warm-up

Object pick-up relay

Divide into two teams and stand on opposite sides of a space. Put 21 objects in the middle on the floor. Each team runs and collects the objects one by one as a relay. See which team can collect the most.

Rest and then repeat.

Rest and talk together.

Talk about some of the injuries you have had. How long did it take for them to heal?

Go deeper: How long can it take a hurt relationship to heal?

Move 512

Day 1: Move

Superman

superman process 900

Lie face down on the floor or on a mat with your arms stretched above your head (like Superman).

Raise your arms and legs off the floor as far as you can for three seconds. Then return to the starting position.

Do the movement 15 times, resting as needed.

Do three rounds. Rest between rounds.

Go easier: Raise only your arms, not your legs. Do less repetitions.

Challenge 512

Day 1: Challenge

Tic-tac-toe

Make a Tic-Tac-Toe game board on the ground before you start (use tape or rope).

Work in two teams. Each team is given a challenge such as 5 burpees or 10 lunges. When completed, two people run and place their piece on the tic-tac-toe game.

Continue with new challenges until the game is won.

Explore 512

Day 1: Explore

Jesus wants us to be whole

Read Mark 1:40-41 from the Bible.

In this story, Jesus has deep compassion on a man with a skin disease that made him an outcast from his family and community.  Unlike a grazed knee, leprosy normally never heals. He was considered untouchable by others!

Discuss:

Rip a piece of paper into a lot of pieces. Now try and put it back together.

  • What made this task difficult?
  • Who has the power to mend paper?

Having the power to do something is not enough. A choice has to be made about using that power. The man with leprosy believed that Jesus had the power to heal him and Jesus showed He wanted to heal him.

Jesus wants to heal our brokenness too. Share about a part of your life that feels broken right now.

Chat to God: Lord we bring to you our brokenness. Please mend us and restore us. Only you can make us whole.

Play 512

Day 1: Play

Watch my hands

Choose a leader. The leader stands at the front and moves their arms in a scissor action. The players must clap whenever the leader’s hands cross.

If they don’t clap when the hands cross, they are out. They are also out if the leader doesn’t cross hands and someone claps. Try to all clap hands at the same time!

Have fun. Change leaders.

Health tip

Get enough sleep each day.

Warm up 512

Day 2: Warm-up

Hand touches

Stand upright in a push-up position facing a partner. Try to touch the other person’s hands while you are protecting your own.

How many touches can you make in 60 seconds?

Rest and talk together.

What things are awful to touch?

Go deeper: When have you felt embarrassed or ashamed? What did it feel like when someone was careful and loving with you at that time?

Move 512

Day 2: Move

Superman opposites

mirror supermans 900

Lie face down on the floor or on a mat with your arms stretched above your head (like Superman).

Raise your right arm and left leg as far off the ground as you can.

Hold for three seconds and relax.

Repeat with opposite arm and leg.

Do 10 repetitions and rest. Repeat.

Go easier: Do five repetitions of each.

Challenge 512

Day 2: Challenge

Partner challenge

superman plus burpee 900

One person does a superman hold with arms and legs off the floor while the other person does five burpees. Swap places and repeat. Do three rounds.

Go easier: Relax and repeat the superman hold.

Go harder: Do five rounds or increase the number of burpees.

Explore 512

Day 2: Explore

Jesus touches the untouchable

Read Mark 1:41-42.

Put something ‘slimy’ in a container such as peanut butter or a raw egg. Invite everyone to run their hands through it.

There are some things we don’t like touching. Leprosy was contagious, so everyone kept away from lepers.

How would you feel if people always avoided you?

How do you think the leper felt when Jesus reached out and touched him?

For Jesus, loving and helping the man was more important than anything else.

Chat to God: Lord open our eyes to see those people around us who are avoided by others. Show us how we can love them and give us the courage to do it.

Play 512

Day 2: Play

Build a play-house

Have fun with your family building a fort, castle or tent inside or outside. Be creative.

Health tip

Get enough sleep each day. Do physical activity during the day so your body is tired.

Warm up 512

Day 3: Warm-up

Junkyard dog

One person sits on the floor with legs out to the front and arms out to the side. The others jump over the arm, the legs and the second arm. Everybody jumps two rounds and changes places so everybody gets to jump.

Rest and talk together.

What do you like about your friends?

Go deeper: Who’s someone you want to be like? What would you imitate?

Move 512

Day 3: Move

Superman clock

Holding the superman position, move arms into positions like the arms of a clock. Go from overhead (12 o’clock) to having arms close to the body (6 o’clock). Hold each position for five seconds.

Repeat three times.

Go easier: Only complete the clock once or twice; or shorten the amount of time you hold each position.

Challenge 512

Day 3: Challenge

Tabata

Listen to the Tabata music.

Do planks for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Do superman hold for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds.

Repeat this sequence. Do eight rounds.

Go harder: Increase the number of repetitions in 20 seconds.

Explore 512

Day 3: Explore

Jesus is more ‘infectious’ than disease

Read Mark 1: 43-45.

Leprosy was thought to be very infectious. What was the man ‘spreading’ before he met Jesus?

What was he ‘spreading’ after he met Jesus?

Choose something small that you have a lot of such as toy bricks or stones. Put one on the floor. Then start a new row and double the number. Keep doubling the number in each row. Look how fast the number increases. Imagine how quickly the Good News of Jesus can spread when we pass it on.

How can you do that now, 2,000 years after this event?

Chat to God: Think of people you know who don’t know much about Jesus. Ask God to help them hear and learn about Jesus who loves people more than anything.

Play 512

Day 3: Play

Together we stand

Sit back to back on the floor with a partner. Link your arms together. Now try to stand up while keeping your backs touching and arms linked. Pushing against each other will help.

Go harder: Try to pick up objects around the house while linked!

Health tip

Get enough sleep each day.
Don’t eat a big or heavy meal late in the day.

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