Here’s what you have all been waiting for how to teach kid out the book of Song of Solomon.
Song of Solomon – Book of God’s Love
Key Point – God loves you very much!
Memory Verse – Romans 5:8 “…God showed how much he loved us by having Jesus die for us, even when we were sinful.”
Skit – I am going to make God love me – A group of kids come out and explain that they learned in church that Jesus loves them all, but they begin talking about things that they do to make Jesus love them more one kid get upset starts crying. Because he has never done any of those things, and feels that God doesn’t love him as much as the other kids. His father comes over and listens to his son explain he then explains that there is nothing we can do to make Jesus love us more. Jesus loved us so much that he died on the cross for us when were still sinners. The boy looks exited and says really. The father says yes really. God loves you very much! Just the way you are.
Skit – Kids make fun of a boy and explain that no one can love you because you are different why do you look they way you look? The boy starts to cry after his friends leave – His mother comes out and asks the boy what is wrong and the boy says how the other kids were making fun of him because he is different from the rest of the kids. The kid says I think they are right how could anyone love someone like me? The mother gives her son a hung an tells her son that she loves his son no matter what. That there is nothing that can make him stop loving him. No matter how much he loves his son God loves him even more.
Object Lesson – You can’t measure God’s love for us. – Picture of sky, ocean, etc…. How many of you have ever gone to the beach? How many have stood on the beach and looked out as far as you eye could see and saw an end to the large ocean. No one can the ocean is so large you can look and look and never see the end. Much like God’s love for us we see his love shown to us when he came to earth and died for our sins.
Object Lesson – Dipstick from a car –– How many of you kids know what this is in my hand? (hold up the dipstick wait for a response) It is a dipstick it is used to measure how much oil you have in your car. It is that oil that keeps the car running just like God’s love keeps us running. The difference is that God’s love is so great so vast and unending that you can not measure it even with the worlds largest dipstick. God loves you very much.
Puppet – A boy puppet learns that Jesus loves us with his whole heart – we need to love him with our whole heart not just part of it but all of it. (use heart puppet). It says in the Bible that we love Him because he first loved us. Sometimes we give part of our heart to things that do not matter when we should be giving it all to God.
Bible Story –
God showed us how much he loves us by sending us his son Jesus. Who came to earth as a baby, grew as a sinless man, died on the cross for your sins and mine, and rose again to give us hope and a future.
That is how much Jesus loves us He rescued us.
I want to start off with a question: What have we learned about God this year?
Take several answers from the kids.
Yeah, that’s right! We’ve learned that God is the creator of the world. We’ve learned that we can trust Him no matter what. We’ve learned that he’s our loving Father. We’ve also learned that He loves to come to the rescue.
Think back to Adam and Eve… they messed up big time when they rejected God’s perfect plan for their lives. They forgot how much God loved them. They both ate that fruit and everything changed. God could have forgotten all about them, but he didn’t. He came to them and made a way for them to be OK. He’s the great rescuer.
Or how about Moses and the Israelites in Egypt. God didn’t leave them in slavery. He made a plan to get them out of Egypt and into the promised land! He’s the great rescuer.
Even when David was running away from King Saul. God didn’t leave David alone to fend for himself, He loved him him with an unbreakable love. He came to the rescue and made a way for David to become King of Israel. He’s the great rescuer.
It doesn’t stop there you know. God still comes to the rescue today. If you remember back to that Adam and Eve story, when they messed up they REALLY messed up. Because of the choice they made, we’re lost. We can’t be with God. In order to be with God, we need something—no, Someone—to rescue us.
Way back during the Old Testament times, God sent a messenger to his people. The messengers’ name was Isaiah. He told them some GREAT news:
Read this from Isaiah: 9:2,6-7
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned… For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. Ad he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Who do you think Isaiah was talking about? That’s right, Jesus! Without God we are lost in darkness. We can’t see where we’re going.
Walking around in the dark is scary. You can’t see where you’re going, You don’t know if you’ll bump into anything, stub your toe, or bonk your head. You never know if someone is waiting around a corner to jump towards you and freak. You. Out!
Living without God is sort of same thing. It’s scary and rather dangerous. We need Jesus to shine his light and find us. That’s what he did He shined his light on all of us because of his great love for us.
God did all of this because he loves you very much. That’s our bottom line for today: God loves you very much!
Because God first loved us we can love others. Draw a picture of the person you love and explain why?
- Does Jesus Love people?
- Do you know that God loves you?
- What did Jesus do to show His love for us?
- Who do you Love?
- Have you ever felt someone love you?
- How do you know that they love you?
- How do you let someone know that you love them?
- What does the Bible say about loving others?
- When you know someone loves you how does that make you feel?