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
Malachi – Book of Obedience
Obedience = Blessing/ Disobedience = pain
Key Point – Obedience = Blessing/ Disobedience = pain
Memory Verse –Deuteronomy 11:26-27 26“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27“the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord…. 28“and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God
Zechariah– Book of Angels
Are Angels real?
Key Point – Angels are real.
Memory Verse – Psalms 34:7 “The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear God, and he saves them.” (NCV)
Skit – Have a few people come out and say that they love angels thinks they should worship angels they love them come out dressed like one MC explains we are not to worship them. The MC tells the group that angels are servants of God that help us and do certain things as messengers or representatives of God. There is nothing wrong with thinking angels are cool. But we are never to worship angels. Col. 2:17 tells we are not to worship angels. We are to worship God alone.
Object lesson – Mega phone – God’s messengers – Gabriel – Explain how Gabriel was one of Arc Angels in Heaven. He is one of the Top Angels in heaven he can be seen throughout the Bible proclaiming things telling people the Good News of Jesus Birth, warning and protecting people from harm.
Object lesson – Large sword – God’s protectors – Michael – Explain how Gabriel was one of Arc Angels in Heaven. He is one of the Top Angels in heaven he can be seen throughout the Bible Protecting people and executing judgment. Michael is the angel that protected many people in the Bible. He was the angel that fought against the devil to make sure that Daniel’s prayers were answered.
Puppet – Comes up with sling on his arm – Man’s Helpers – explains how an angel protected them in a car accident. A puppet come up explains how he was in a car accident and how he saw and angel keep them from falling off a cliff. It was so scary he should have been hurt worse the only thing that happened was that he got a slight sprained arm. The doctors in the hospital said that it must be a miracle. The puppet said that it was he told the doctor the story and lead the doctor to Christ.
Bible Story – Matthew 2:13 – Tell the story about how the God used an angel to Joseph to go to Egypt along with Mary and baby Jesus to escape the anger of King Herod. God used an angel to protect his only begotten Son. In the same way He sends angels and His Holy Spirit to protect us to help us.
- Are angels real?
- What do angels do?
- What is a messenger?
- What is a representative?
- Are we to worship angels?
- What verse tells us this? (col 2:17)
- Name the two Arc Angels of heaven. What does each one do?
- Do angels protect us?
- How was an angel used in the Bible story?
- Did Joseph obey?
- Where did Joseph, Mary and Jesus stay until Herod died?
- Who are we to worship alone?
– Book of Day of Judgment
One day we will have to stand before God.
Key Point – God sees all we do and don’t do. Put your trust in God.
Memory Verse – 2 Chronicles 16:9”The Lord searches all the earth for people who have given themselves completely to him. He wants to make them strong…”
Nahum– Book of God’s patience
Even God’s patience has limits He doesn’t allow sin to go on forever.
Key Point – God is patient but don’t push it!
Memory Verse – Romans 6:1 So do you think we should continue sinning so that God will give us even more grace? No!
Object lesson – God loves us no matter what but if we keep sinning we will stop loving him. MC tells a team member to come up front, the team member starts walking the opposite direction eventually walking out of the room. Explain how God is calling us to himself but it is sin that keeps us away. How if we don’t get rid of sin we will push God further and further from our lives. God is patient but don’t push it!