Incredible Strength

Incredible Strength

INCREDIBLE STRENGTH How can you gain the strength to stand up to the pressures and temptations of this world? This object lesson shows how. TOPICS: Peer pressure, Persecution, Strength, Temptation, Worldliness MATERIALS: 2 books 1 sheet of paper 1 Styrofoam cup, water DURATION: Approximately 7 minutes PREPARATION: A few practice tries before class may be helpful.  […]

Sin Changes People

Sin Changes People

When Leonardo da Vinci was working on the Last Supper, he asked a young man named Pietri Bandinelli, who was a chorister in the Milan Cathedral, to sit for the character of Christ.  Da Vinci spent the next twenty-five years working on the painting.  He finally had only one character left to paint–Judas Iscariot.  After searching […]

How to Catch a Monkey – Topic: Abundant Life

How to Catch a Monkey – Topic:  Abundant Life

They say one way people catch monkeys in the jungles of Africa is by getting a large, strong gourd and cutting a hole in the side of it just barely big enough for a monkey’s hand to fit in.  Then they firmly attach the gourd to the limb of a tree so it can’t be moved.  They […]

What a Lift: Topic of Joy

What a Lift:  Topic of Joy

Scripture:  Nehemiah 8:10b Simple Supplies:  Bible, an air inflated balloon, one helium balloon with a long string attached. Say:  I am wondering if there’s a difference between happiness and joy.  What do you think? (let kids respond then bring out balloons).  Let’s pretend that this balloon (hold up air-filled balloon) is happiness that comes from […]

One Thing Interactive Family Sermon

One Thing Interactive Family Sermon

Here is a sermon that I used for our joint family worship service.  Throughout the sermon I engaged the children and the congregation with questions and answers and I had the kids try and count how many times they heard the words, “one thing” said (I provided pencils and paper for all the kids).  After the […]

Growing Kids God’s Way Sermon

Growing Kids God’s Way Sermon

Here is a sermon I shared with my congregation a few years ago.  It challenges families that it is not the responsibility of the church to raise children to know Jesus.  It is the church’s job to equip families to lead their children to Christ.  After preaching this sermon, I received some amazing feedback from […]