Corinthians – The Book of Giving
Key Point – Why do we give and who do we give to?
Memory Verse – Proverbs 28:27 “27 whoever gives to the poor will have everything he needs”
Skit – Hal the hoarder – A guy who hoards what he has never gains friends and never blesses anyone because he is so worried about losing what is his instead of being a giver.
Skit – Mom and Son – there is a homeless looking man sitting on a bench a mom and a child walk by the mother hurries by trying to protect her son from the homeless man. The son stops and asks the mom if they can give money to the homeless man. The mom immediately says no. The boy then explains that in kids church he learned that God blesses those who give to the poor. The mom doesn’t really know what to say. She says what do you mean. The boy explains that the he learned in kids church that the Bible promises us that the more we give to the poor and to those in need the more God will bless you in every way. I want to give that man some money mom but Pastor Sam says that I have to ask your permission first and whatever you say we should do we will do. The mom thinks for a while and decides that they will go over and give the homeless man some money. They do and they share God’s love with the man. He is very grateful. The boy is very excited that God can use them. The mom says to the boy thank you for obeying God. I think that I learned something very important today. They walk off talking about how they can’t wait for the next opportunity to give to someone in need.
Object Lesson – Does God need our money? No, but he wants our hearts? The bible teaches our hearts and our money are connected. Bring a 20$ bill on the stage with you and ask the kids if you gave them the 20$ what would they spend it on? Boys prob video games Girls perhaps American Girl something or Barbie. We spend money on what we find valuable. When we give our money to God it says two things, 1. That he is infinitely more valuable than anything we can own. 2. That we trust God to take care of us better than we can take care of our selves, better than our parents can take care of us.
Object Lesson – Hold money in your hand very tightly show how hard it is to take out and then show equally how hard it is to put money into the hand.
Bible Story – Widows mite – it is not how much you give but how you give. What moved Christ heart was they widow gave all she had. In the same way God gave us his best in Christ. Our giving should be the extravagant response of a thankful heart. Realizing all that God has done for us in Jesus, makes us grateful and gratefulness results in generosity. Mark 12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
Puppet – Puppet confused because he gave a quarter to a poor person and he still doesn’t have 2 game boy advances. The MC explains that having 2 game boy advances is not necessarily something he need to survive. The puppet disagrees. The MC explains that God promises us that he will provide all our needs, but one thing we can’t do when give to people who need it. Is give with a wrong heart attitude, giving only to get.
The Gospel Of Mark
– Book of the Servant
Key Point – We must serve others just like Jesus.
Memory Verse – Philippians 2:7 “7 But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born to be a man and became like a servant”
Bible Story/Children’s Sermon – (1 Samuel 16) David watching the sheep when Samuel came to anoint the king. David was serving his father and was blessed because of it. Explain that as a Christian we must follow Jesus. We must do everything He did. (Have some kids come up and instruct them to follow you and do what they do.) Jesus ultimate example to us was a servant.
A servant is –
Cares for others
Book of Repentance
What is Repentance- How to tell God your sorry
Key Point – Repentance means change!
Memory Verse – 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation…”
Skit – Kids playing with kickball one kid hit another says he’s sorry doesn’t mean is another kid does the same but apologizes and means it. Difference is in their attitude. – Through this skit convey to the kids that you can say something but unless you truly mean it, what you say is just words. We can say the words with our mouth but unless we mean it with our heart it is not true repentance, because God sees our hearts. When we say we are sorry to God and to each other it must come from our heart. If we are truly sorry and it comes from our heart our actions will change we will not do the same thing over and over again.
– Book of Standing for the Truth
Key Point –Always stand for what is right!
Memory Verse – Psalms 119:30 “I have chosen the way of truth…”
Standing up for truth can make you unpopular
Skit – A bunch of kids try to steal something everyone goes along with it except one kid who says that it is wrong. All the other kids try convincing him that he is wrong. A group of kids get all excited to steal something from the corner store. They all get excited they plan how they are going steal candy from the local corner store. As they are talking one of the kids grows more and more uncomfortable. He eventually stands up and says “I can’t take it anymore this is not right.” All the kids point and laugh the leader comes out and says “what are you going to do about it.” I am going to tell my mom and dad because the Bible says that it is wrong to take from others, my parents taught me to always stand for what is right even when it is hard.” Bully: “your not going to say anything to anyone” Good Boy: “oh yes I am!” Bully: “Oh no your not, GET HIM GUYS” all kids run out of the room chasing the good boy. The MC comes to the front of the room and asks the kids if they could stand for the truth even if it is difficult. How many think it would be hard to tell someone the truth if you knew that you were going to get beat up for it. It would be very difficult but we must always stand up for what is right, no matter what anyone thinks of us.
Object Lesson – Truth maze. Truth sets you free. Lie sets you into the dungeon. Bible tells that we should know the truth and the truth shall set us free. Draw out a maze on an overhead make one simple with an easy way out make another one be complicated with no way out. Explain to the kids that when you stand for the truth it will always set you free but if you decide to live a life full of lies you will live a very confused trapped life.