For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting a full children’s church lesson you can use in your children’s ministry. Today, I’ll post the opening. In the next couple of weeks, I’ll add games, skits, object lessons, memory verse prompts, and a Bible story that all go with this children’s church lesson theme. The lesson is Ready to Live For Christ.
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
Good morning. Did any of you get ready to come to church today? I’ll bet most of you did. Raise your hand if you got ready to come to church in any of these ways.
For instance, did any of you set an alarm clock to wake up on time?
How many of you brushed your teeth before you came?
Did any of you take a shower or a bath?
Did any of you put on your church clothes instead of coming in what you slept in?
It looks like we all got ready to come to church. I hope we also came expecting God to move and determined to learn more of God’s Word.
Emergency workers like fire fighters, police officers and hospital emergency workers have code word that they use when an emergency happens. Whenever anyone says Code Red, emergency workers know that they need to be ready to act immediately. They expect to be needed to help someone right away and they are determined to do whatever it takes. We should do the same as Christians. We need to be ready to do what God wants. We should expect God to move when we pray. We must be determined to live for Christ.
Emergency workers are ready to jump, whenever an emergency alarm is sounded. Whenever I say, “Emergency”, during Kid’s Church today, I want you to jump up and yell “I’m ready. I’m expecting. I’m determined”. Let’s try it.
Yell Emergency a couple of times until the children get use to jumping up and saying the phrase. At various times during Kid’s Church today, yell Emergency when you think the children aren’t expecting it. You could also have a contest between the boys and the girls. See who jumps up first and yells the loudest.