Category Archives: Ready to Serve Lesson Series

Children’s Church Lessons for the New Year

This season is the busiest time of the year. With family obligations, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with ministry obligation. In case you need some help with lessons for the next couple of weeks, here’s a few older posts with free messages that work for an emphasis on the New Year.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Living Sacrifice Children’s Sermon

Ready to Serve Complete Lesson:

Opening

Game

Memory Verse

Bible Story

Object Lesson and Sermon

Happy New Year!

Revival Fire for Kids Blog won’t post any more until 2016.

Ready to Serve Christ Children’s Church Object Lessons and Sermon

Today, I’m posting three object lessons and the sermon for the lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. This will conclude the lesson. I hope you find it useful in your children’s ministry.

 

 

Focus Point:  God wants us to be Ready to Live For Christ, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel. 

Goal:  Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness.

Focus Verse: Be on your guard;  stand firm in the faith;  be men of courage;  be strong.                                                   1 Corinthians 16:13 

Object Lesson #1:  Police are always ready

Items Needed:  A police badge or hat and a walkie talkie.

           

This is a police badge or hat.  Police officers train to always be ready.  They learn to fire a gun and to drive a car fast.  They also learn how to act in every situation that comes up.  They are always ready to act.  If a robbery happens, they know exactly what to do.  If a man is speeding, they are ready to react if the man turns out to be a car thief who pulls a gun on them.  They don’t have to think about what to do.  They know what to do because they have been trained for every situation.  We should always be ready to do the right thing – to do what God wants.  If we train to be Christians by learning the Word of God, praying praising and going to church, we will know what God wants us to do and we will be ready to do it.

 

Police officers also carry radios like this one.  They always are listening to the radio so that they are ready to move if a crime happens.  We should always be listening to the Holy Spirit.  He will warn us when we are doing something that will get us in trouble.  If we are always ready to listen to him, he will help us to avoid temptation.

 

Object Lesson #2:  Fire Fighters Expect to Move

Items Needed:  Fire fighters hat or badge.

Fire fighter are always expecting a fire.  Whether they are sleeping, eating or watching TV, they are always listening for the alarm so that they can move quickly.  We can always expect God to move in our lives.  We can expect His Spirit to move in church services.  We can expect Him to help us.  We can expect Him to answer our prayer.  Just as a fire fighter is always expect a fire.  We can always expect the fire of God to move in our lives.

Object Lesson #3:  Doctors and Nurses are Determined

Items Needed:  Doctor’s bag, stethoscope or white coat.

Have any of you ever seen a TV show about an emergency room.  If you have, you know that when a patient is in a crisis, doctors and nurses are determined to save the patient’s life.  They will do whatever it takes to save the patient.  They will work for hours on their feet without taking a break to save the patient.  We need to have that determination to share Jesus with our friends who are not saved.  We need to be willing to do whatever it takes to help others know about Jesus and to lead them to Christ.  It’s not easy.  Sometimes people make fun of Christians.  Sometimes they don’t want to listen.  But we should have the same determination that doctors have when they want to save a patient.

Sermon:  Code Red 

Christians are ready, expecting and determined.

  • Are you ready to do what God wants in you’re life?
  • Are you expecting God to move when you pray?
  • Are you determined to do whatever it takes to live the Christian life and to share Jesus with others

Lead the children in a prayer of dedication. 

Ready To Serve Christ Children’s Church Lesson Bible Story

Today, I’m posting a way for you to teach the Bible story for the lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. At the end of this week, I’ll start posting object lessons to use with this lesson.

 

Focus Point:  God wants us to be Ready to Live For Christ, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel. 

Goal:  Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness.

Focus Verse: Be on your guard;  stand firm in the faith;  be men of courage;  be strong.                                                   1 Corinthians 16:13 

Bible Story:  Disciples who were Ready, Expecting & Determined

Acts 3:1 – 4:30

 

Today’s Bible Story uses word interaction.  The children say something whenever you say certain words during the story.  Rehearse these words with the children several times before telling the story.

 

 

Peter and John:  Say men of courage are ready. 

 

Preach or heal:  Say I’m expecting God to move.

 

Saved:  Say Praise the Lord 

Council:  Stand up & say We are determined and we’re not backing down.

 

After the day of Pentecost, two of the disciples, Peter and John (men of courage are ready) were so excited that they went around preaching (I’m expecting God to move) to everyone about Jesus. One day as they were going into the temple, Peter and John (men of courage are ready) saw a lame beggar. He asked Peter and John (men of courage are ready) for some money.  Peter and John (men of courage are ready) immediately began preaching (I’m expecting God to move). They told him that they had something better than silver and gold. They had the name of Jesus. They commanded him to rise and walk.  The beggar immediately was healed (I’m expecting God to move) and began jumping and leaping and praising God. 

 

When everyone saw the healing (I’m expecting God to move) of the beggar, they surrounded Peter and John (men of courage are ready). Peter and John (men of courage are ready)  preached (I’m expecting God to move) to the crowd about Jesus and about how they could be saved. About 5000 people were saved (Praise the Lord). But as Peter and John (men of courage are ready) were preaching, (I’m expecting God to move) the council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) of religious leaders had Peter and John (men of courage are ready) arrested. The council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) had the disciples jailed until morning.

 

The next day, the council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) brought Peter and John (men of courage are ready) to trial. The council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) demanded to know by what authority Peter and John (men of courage are ready) were preaching (I’m expecting God to move) and healing (I’m expecting God to move) people.  Peter immediately got up and said that the lame beggar was healed (I’m expecting God to move) in the name of Jesus, and they were preaching (I’m expecting God to move) about Jesus so that people could be saved (Praise the Lord). 

 

The council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) was amazed at the disciple’s boldness. They also realized that the lame beggar really was healed (I’m expecting God to move). But they did not want Peter and John (men of courage are ready) to preach (I’m expecting God to move) about Jesus because they didn’t want people to follow Jesus instead of them.  So the council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) came up with a plan.  They ordered the disciples to stop talking about Jesus, and they would let Peter and John (men of courage are ready) go.

 

Peter and John (men of courage are ready) said “We will obey God rather than man.” They told the council (We are determined and we’re not backing down) that they would not back down but would continue to talk about Jesus so that people would be saved (Praise the Lord). They immediately went out to preach (I’m expecting God to move) about Jesus, and they prayed for courage to do what God wanted them to do.

Ready to Serve Christ Children’s Church Lesson Memory Verse

Today, I’m posting a way for you to teach the memory verse for the lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. At the end of this week, I’ll post a Bible story to use with this lesson.

 

Focus Point:  God wants us to be Ready to live the Christian life, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel.

Goal:  Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness..

Focus Verse: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 

 

Memory Verse Activity

 

Items needed:  Memory verse overhead, Posters with each word of the verse on a separate poster.

 

Have posters scattered all over the room.  Each poster has one word of the memory verse.  One poster has the memory verse reference.  Say the verse with the children a couple of times. 

 

Christianity is not for wimps.  A Christian is Ready, Expecting and Determined at all times.  That is why it is important to be on our guard against temptation to do wrong.  We also need to stand firm in our faith or our belief in Christ.  To do this we have to be strong and courageous.  We must also train just as emergency workers train to do their jobs. 

 

 A Christian trains by learning the Word of God, praying, praising, and going to church.  Just as a police officer without training would not know how to guard against being caught unaware by a bad guy, a Christian who does not train, can’t stand firm when the enemy comes against him. 

 

We are going to do some training right know.  When I say Emergency, I want you to get out of your seats and find a poster with a word on it.  Then I want you to bring it to the front and put the words in order to make today’s memory verse.  I will time you.  

Have them do this 2 to 3 times. 

 

The more you played this game, the easier it became and you became faster at it.  The more you train to be a Christian by praying, praising, learning the Bible, and coming to church, the easier it will be to Stand Firm in the faith and to live the Christian life.

Ready To Serve Christ Children’s Church Lesson Game

Today, I’m posting a game you can use for this lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. Use the italics as an example of what you can say to the children. Next week, Ill post a way for the children to learn the memory verse and a Bible story to use with this lesson.

 

Focus Point:  God wants us to be Ready to live the Christian life, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel.

Goal:  Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness..

Focus Verse: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 

 

 

Game Time:  Getting Ready for Emergencies

 

Items needed:  2 oversized pairs of pants, 2 oversized shirts, 2 pairs of large boots, 2 hats

 

There are a lot of things we get ready for.  Can you name a few?  Have the children name some things we need to get ready for.  Fire fighters have to get ready to go to a fire at a moment’s notice.  Even in the middle of the night, if the fire alarm sounds, fire fighters have to jump up, get dressed and run to the fire truck in only a few seconds.  Today we are going to see how good we would be as fire fighters.

 

Divide all of the children into two teams for a clothing relay.  The game starts when you sound the alarm by yelling Emergency.  The first child on each team will get dressed in pants, a shirt, a pair of boots and a hat and run to the other side of the room and back making noises like a fire truck.  Then the child will take off the clothes as the next child puts them on and does the same.  The team who finishes first wins.

 

It’s very important for fire fighters to be ready when there’s a fire.  It’s even more important for Christians to be ready to do what God wants.