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"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up" Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NIV)


Children's Ministry Bible Lessons - 2018

Children's Ministry Bible Lessons
Teach kids to follow Jesus---Make every minute count! Check out our Bible lesson plans, Sunday school curriculum, Children's sermons, Bible games, Christian skits, and Christian craft activities--for elementary-aged classes, kids' church, midweek, and Bible clubs too! 


Bible Curriculum Enrichment Idea (07/16/2018)

Mark the Map--from Lesson 2 of Super Heroes of the Bible, "Abram, Sarai, and Isaac"

map, ancient, israelChoose a few children to participate. Use a large Bible map of Israel and Ur of the Chaldeans (modern Iraq). Use pushpins or Post-It page markers as your map markers. Show the children the location of Ur of the Chaldeans and Israel. Blindfold the players and have them take turns removing the pin or marker from Ur and attempting to place it onto Canaan, the Promise Land (Israel). While the children are playing say, "It's hard to know where you are going when you can't see. Abram also had trouble knowing what God wanted and trouble trusting God to show him the way."

Now remove the blindfold from the last player and have him or her locate Canaan. Then say, "So God made another promise to Abram. He said, 'Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring (your children and your children's children) forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.'"

This was a wonderful promise for Abram and Sarai, the only problem for them was that they didn't have any children, so it was hard for them to believe God's promise. Then God made another promise to Abram. He said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars---if that's even possible. That's how many children and their descendants I will give to you!"

And the Bible says, "Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness." This means Abram had faith to believe what God had said to him was true, and the courage to trust him that it would eventually happen.

Bible Heroes Bible Lesson Plans

Teach your children to have faith like Abraham and Sarah, teach them about the
Super Heroes of the Bible





Children's Sermon (07/16/2018)

"Salty Kids," from "It's in the Bag-52 Bible Talks for Children's Ministry." 

salt of the earthIn the bag place: Saltshaker, Bible, salt packets stapled to index cards (see Home Connection, below).

Focus: "You are the salt of the earth" Matthew 5:13.

(Ask children to join you. Remove saltshaker and shake some salt into your hand.)

Who knows why we use salt? (Receive answers) Salt makes food taste better; it can even be used to heal sores. However, in Jesus' time, they didn't have refrigerators, so salt was mainly used to keep food from going rotten. Let's read now what Jesus had to say about salt.

(Remove Bible from bag, read Matthew 5:13 from a child-friendly Bible.)

Jesus told his followers they are the salt of the earth! So, if in Jesus' day salt was mainly used to keep food from going rotten, what do you think he wants us to understand? (Receive answers) 

When we trust and follow Jesus in our thoughts and actions, by treating others like we want to be treated and putting their needs first, we make the world a better place in which to live---we keep it from rotting!

If we don't do this, what does Jesus say will happen? (Receive answers) If salt loses its saltiness, it's useless and should be thrown out. In other words, if we don't behave like Jesus, we too are of no use in God's kingdom.

Home Connection: salt packet stapled to a card with Matthew 5:13 written on it. Take this salt home as a reminder to be a salty kid---living and acting like Jesus in all you think, do, and say.

(Close in prayer.)

Copyright 2009 / 2018 S.A. Keith

Children's Sermons




Bible Skits: Lights, Camera, Action (07/16/2018)
--from Scene 8: Jesus Walks On Water (Based on Mark 6:45-52)

Bible skits for children's ministry Set and Costume Preparation: Bible-time costumes or improvise costumes. Fishing nets, oars, boat or background scene with boat, large hand fan or palm branch, sign for "Wind."

Choose Your Actors: Narrator, Jesus, Disciple (one or more actors, split and/or number the parts as needed), Wind (for one or more actors).

Director: Lights, Camera, Action!

Disciple: Okay. Let's go. Jesus said he'll meet us in Bethsaida.

Disciple: I still can't believe we fed all those people with just five loaves and two fish!

Disciple: Me either. Grab the oars.

Disciple: Get in the boat. Let's get rowing.

Wind: (waving fan) Ooooh. . . Ooooh . . . whoosh  . . .  whoosh!

Disciple: There's a storm coming. Row faster!

Wind: (waving fan) Ooooh. . . Ooooh . . . whoosh  . . .  whoosh!

Disciple: It's getting dark. I can't see where we're going.

Wind: (waving fan) Ooooh. . . Ooooh . . . whoosh  . . .  whoosh!

Disciple: It's too rough to row against the wind!

Jesus: (praying on the land) Father, thank you for providing for your people today. Amen.

Wind: (waving fan) Ooooh. . . Ooooh . . . whoosh  . . .  whoosh!

Jesus: (looks up and talks to himself) Look at those guys out there in the middle of the lake. They're really in trouble. I guess I have to walk out there and help them. (starts walking toward the boat)

Disciple: Look, it's a ghost!

Disciple: It's coming right at us!

Disciple: Row faster! Hurry!

Disciple: We're gonna die!

Wind: (waving fan) Ooooh. . . Ooooh . . . whoosh  . . .  whoosh!

Jesus: Don't be afraid. I'm not a ghost. Look, it's me!

Disciple: J-J-J-Jesus? Is that really you?

Jesus: Yes, be brave. I'm with you now. Move over and let me in the boat.

Wind: (holding neck as if choking, then falls down, "dead")

Disciple: (pointing at wind) Look at this. The wind died the second he got in the boat!

Disciple: Amazing!

Jesus: If you would just trust me, then it's not so hard to understand.

The End.

Discussion Time:
1) The disciples had seen miracle after miracle, yet they still didn't trust Jesus. Why?
2) How are we like the disciples?
3) What does Jesus want his followers to do? (Trust him, no matter what the situation.)

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