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Sermons 4 Kids

 

 

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Title:  Back to School (Peter’s Confession)

Theme:  The disciples go “back to school” with Jesus.  Proper 16 (21) Yr. A

Object:  School supplies, books, or other school-related objects.

Scripture: Then he asked them, “Who do you say I am?”  Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)

It’s back to school time again! Some of you are probably feeling excited. Some of you may be a little sad that summer is over. You may feel nervous or a little scared about going back to school because of all the new things that you will have to face.  You will have new teachers, some new friends, and some of you may even be going to a new school.

On the first day of school, the teacher will probably ask some questions to see how much you already know.  When the teacher asks a question to which you know the answer, you might wave your hand excitedly in the air and say, “I know!  I know!”  It is a great feeling when you know the answer, isn’t it?  It sure helps to take away those “back to school Jitters.”

In our Bible lesson today, the disciples are going “back to school.”  Can you guess who their teacher is?  Right!  Jesus is their teacher.  Jesus often took his disciples aside to teach them important lessons about the Kingdom of God.  This was one of those days.  Jesus began his lesson that day by asking his disciples a question.

“Who do men say that I am?” Jesus asked.

I imagine that one of the disciples raised his hand and said, “I know!  I know!  Some people say that you are John the Baptist.”

Then another of the disciples raised his hand and said, “I know!  I know! Some people say you are Elijah.”

A third disciple raised his hand and said, “Some people say that you are Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”

“Very good,” Jesus said, “that is what other people are saying, but who do you say that I am?”

You know, I think that Peter was so excited that he forgot to raise his hand.  I think he just called out to Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus said, “You are right, Peter.  You didn’t learn that from listening to other people.  It was taught to you by my Father in heaven.”

The lesson that the disciples learned that day is just as important today as it was then.  Many people in our world today still do not know who Jesus is.  You and I need to be ready with the answer, “He is the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Dear Father, when people are searching for the answer to the question, “Who is Jesus?” help us to be ready with the answer.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ (PDF) (HTML)

WORD SEARCH PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

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PRINTER-FRIENDLY AND ALTERNATIVE SERMONS

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THIS SERMON:   “Back to School”

ANOTHER SERMON BASED ON ON MATTHEW 16:13-20: “What’s My Line?”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON Exodus 1:8-2:10: “A Baby by the River”

Sermons 4 Kids Title: Help with a Heavy Load

Sermons 4 Kids

 

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Title: Help with a Heavy Load

Theme: Jesus will bear your burdens. Proper 9 (14) Yr. A

Object: A brick or some other heavy object

Scripture: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

How much do you think this brick weighs?  Well, all bricks don’t weigh exactly the same, but the average brick weighs about five pounds.  That isn’t very heavy, is it?  You could easily pick up a brick. Do you think you could pick up this brick up and hold it with your arm straight out to the side of you like this?  (Demonstrate it.) You might be able to hold it for a minute or two, but do you think you could hold it all day?  No way! The longer you hold it, the heavier it feels.

That same thing is true of the burdens we carry around with us.  What are some of those burdens? Here are a few examples: some of you may be having trouble with your school work, perhaps you are having trouble at home, perhaps you may have a serious illness, you may be feeling guilty about something you have done, your family may be having financial difficulties, or maybe one of your playmates has been making fun of you.

That is a pretty heavy load to have to carry by yourself, isn’t it?  Well the good news is you don’t have to carry it alone! In our Bible lesson for today, Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Then he went on to say, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Jesus is our helper. Sometimes we hold on to our burdens and try to carry them ourselves, but Jesus will help us, if we will let Him.

Whenever your load is too heavy, remember the words to this song:

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone.
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus  can help me, Jesus alone.

Father, sometimes our burdens are more than we can bear.  Help us to remember that Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  In his name we pray. Amen.

Coloring Pages and Activities

GROUP ACTIVITIES PAGE

COLORING PAGE

ABC ORDER PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

CROSSWORD PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

DECODER PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORD SEARCH PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORSHIP BULLETIN  (DOC) (PDF)

Save the bulletin to your computer and personalize it with your church’s name.  Print side one then reinsert it into the printer and print side two.  

 

“Sermon Links

PRINTER-FRIENDLY AND ALTERNATIVE SERMONS

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THIS SERMON:   “Help with a Heavy Load”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON MATTHEW 11:28-30: “Come to Me”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON GENESIS 24:34-67: “A Bride for Isaac”

Sermons 4 Kids Title: Help with a Heavy Load

Sermons 4 Kids

 

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Title: Help with a Heavy Load

Theme: Jesus will bear your burdens. Proper 9 (14) Yr. A

Object: A brick or some other heavy object

Scripture: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

How much do you think this brick weighs?  Well, all bricks don’t weigh exactly the same, but the average brick weighs about five pounds.  That isn’t very heavy, is it?  You could easily pick up a brick. Do you think you could pick up this brick up and hold it with your arm straight out to the side of you like this?  (Demonstrate it.) You might be able to hold it for a minute or two, but do you think you could hold it all day?  No way! The longer you hold it, the heavier it feels.

That same thing is true of the burdens we carry around with us.  What are some of those burdens? Here are a few examples: some of you may be having trouble with your school work, perhaps you are having trouble at home, perhaps you may have a serious illness, you may be feeling guilty about something you have done, your family may be having financial difficulties, or maybe one of your playmates has been making fun of you.

That is a pretty heavy load to have to carry by yourself, isn’t it?  Well the good news is you don’t have to carry it alone! In our Bible lesson for today, Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Then he went on to say, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Jesus is our helper. Sometimes we hold on to our burdens and try to carry them ourselves, but Jesus will help us, if we will let Him.

Whenever your load is too heavy, remember the words to this song:

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone.
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus  can help me, Jesus alone.

Father, sometimes our burdens are more than we can bear.  Help us to remember that Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  In his name we pray. Amen.

Coloring Pages and Activities

GROUP ACTIVITIES PAGE

COLORING PAGE

ABC ORDER PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

CROSSWORD PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

DECODER PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORD SEARCH PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORSHIP BULLETIN  (DOC) (PDF)

Save the bulletin to your computer and personalize it with your church’s name.  Print side one then reinsert it into the printer and print side two.  

 

“Sermon Links

PRINTER-FRIENDLY AND ALTERNATIVE SERMONS

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THIS SERMON:   “Help with a Heavy Load”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON MATTHEW 11:28-30: “Come to Me”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON GENESIS 24:34-67: “A Bride for Isaac”

Sermons 4 Kids Title: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Sermons 4 Kids

 

 

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Title: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Theme: Being filled with the Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sunday

Object: Enough balloons to give one to each child.

Scripture: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:4 (NIV)

As you see, I have a balloon today.  You can have a lot of fun with a balloon.  I have seen some people who can take a long, skinny balloon and make it into the shape of different animals.  Have you ever tried that?  If you have a round balloon, you can toss it up into the air and see how long you can keep it up without it hitting the ground.  I have even played a game in which you tie a balloon to your ankle and play “stomp the balloon” with other children.  That is a lot of fun.

Look at the balloon I am holding.  I think it is a very nice balloon.  It is a pretty color, red is one of my favorite colors, and by looking at the shape of it, I think it would be a very nice round balloon.  There seems to be something lacking in the balloon.  Can anyone tell me what this balloon needs?  You are right. It needs to be filled with air!  Before a balloon can fulfill its purpose, someone must breathe some life into it.

I think this balloon can help us to learn something about the church.  Today is a very special day.  It is a day we call Pentecost.  Do you know what happened on that the day of Pentecost?  It was the day that God sent his Holy Spirit to breathe life into His church so that the church would be all that God intended for it to be.  Before God sent his Holy Spirit, the church was lifeless — like this balloon.  The church was not witnessing and telling people about Jesus.  After the Holy Spirit breathed life into the church, people began telling everyone they saw about Jesus.  It didn’t even matter if they spoke the same language.  They told everyone about Jesus and they understood.  Thousands of people were added to the church.  The church became alive and was doing the things God had commanded.

I have a balloon for each of you.  I want you to take the balloon and — as you breathe life into it — remember that just as the balloon needs to be filled to be what it was intended to be, you and I need the Holy Spirit to fill us so that we can be all that God wants us to be.

Let us pray.

We thank you, Lord God, for sending your Holy Spirit.  We thank you for breathing life into the church and we thank you for giving your spirit to all who believe.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Coloring Pages and Activities

GROUP ACTIVITIES PAGE

COLORING PAGE

CROSSWORD PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ (PDF) (HTML)

WORD JUMBLE PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORD SEARCH PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORSHIP BULLETIN  (DOC) (PDF)

Save the bulletin to your computer and personalize it with your church’s name.  Print side one then reinsert it into the printer and print side two.  

 

Sermon Links

PRINTER-FRIENDLY AND ALTERNATIVE SERMONS

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THIS SERMON:   “Filled with the Holy Spirit”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON Acts 2:1-21: “A New Wind Blowing”

Mensajes para niños Título: Encontrando el camino

Mensajes para niños

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 Título: Encontrando el camino

Tema: Jesús es el camino (Quinto domingo de Pascua)

Objeto: Un mapa y un brújula.

Escritura: “Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida”, le contestó Jesús. “Nadie llega al Padre sino por mí” (Juan 14:6 – NVI).

Si fueras de viaje, necesitarías saber a dónde vas a ir y cómo llegar allí. Tengo dos cosas conmigo en esta mañana que puedes usar para ayudarte en el camino mientras vas viajando. Tengo un mapa y un brújula.

Estoy seguro de que has visto un mapa, pero tal vez alguno de ustedes no hayan visto un brújula. El mapa te enseña el lugar al cual deseas ir, y el brújula te indica la dirección correcta. El brújula te dirigirá hacia el norte, sur, este u oeste.

Escuché de una señora que estaba llevando a un grupo de niños a un juego de balompié en otra ciudad. Ella sabía la calle que tenía que tomar, pero se confundió y viró hacia el este en lugar de hacia el oeste. Viajaron por casi una hora antes de que uno de los niños le indicara que iban en dirección equivocada.

Cuando estamos tratando de encontrar el camino de nuestra vida, también necesitamos ayuda para ir en el camino correcto, ¿no es así? Todos los días nos encaramos a muchas decisiones y en ocasiones es difícil saber qué dirección tomar. Muchas personas usan sus sentimientos para tomar sus decisiones. Ellos dicen :”Voy a hacer esto, porque siento que es lo mejor a hacer.” Eso no es bueno. Nuestros sentimientos pueden cambiar de día a día y sólo porque nos sentimos bien sobre algo no quiere decir que es lo correcto.

Algunas personas hacen sus decisiones teniendo en cuenta lo que está en moda. ¿Has tratado de convencer alguna vez a tus padres de que te dejen hacer algo mientras le dices: “Todo el mundo lo están haciendo”?   Sólo porque todo el mundo lo haga, no quiere decir que es lo correcto. Además, mañana puede ser que todos decidan hacer otra cosa.

Sólo hay una manera de saber si estamos caminando en la dirección correcta en nuestra vida y esa es siguiendo a Jesús. Jesús dijo: “Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida. Nadie llega al Padre sino por mí.”  Sabemos dónde deseamos ir, deseamos ir al cielo.  Y ahora, conocemos el camino.  Jesús es el camino.  Si le seguimos, sabemos que estamos en el camino correcto y encaminados en la dirección correcta.

Querido Padre, ayúdanos en el diario caminar de nuestra vida siguiendo a Cristo porque sabemos que es el camino, el único camino. En el nombre de Jesús oramos. Amén.

Páginas para colorear y actividades

(Imprima la primera página y luego insértela en la impresora para imprimir el otro lado.  Doble el boletín por la mitad y tendrá un boletín de cuatro páginas para los niños.)

 

Enlaces a los sermones

Impresión amistosa:   “Encontrando el camino”

Otro sermón basado en Juan 14:1-14: “El camino a través del laberinto”

Mensajes para niños Título: Camino a Emaús

 

 

Mensajes para niños
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 Título: Camino a Emaús

Tema: Jesús se revela a sus discípulos (Tercer Domingo de Pascua)

Objeto: Una gráfica de la imagen de Jesús. (Al final del sermón se encuentra el enlace a la página que puede imprimir para darle una copia a cada niño).

Escritura: “Luego, estando con ellos a la mesa, tomó el pan, lo bendijo, lo partió y se lo dio. Entonces se les abrieron los ojos y lo reconocieron, pero él desapareció” (Lucas 24:30-31 – NVI).

Hoy les tengo un dibujo para cada uno de ustedes (déle un dibujo a cada niño). Deseo que miren a los cuatro puntitos que hay en el centro del cuadro. Concéntrense y miren a los puntitos mientras cuento hasta quince, entonces cierren sus ojos y no los abran hasta que yo les diga que los abran. Al cerrar los ojos aparecerá un círculo blanco y habrá un dibujo dentro de ese círculo blanco. ¿Están listos? Bien. Concéntrense. Uno, dos,…quince. Permanezcan con los ojos cerrados. ¿Ven algo? (Espere un poquito). Pueden abrir sus ojos ahora. ¿Cuántos de ustedes vieron la cara de Jesús? Algunas personas tienen problemas al tratar de ver a Jesús, así que si no pudiste verle, sigue tratando y eventualmente verás su cara.

Nuestra lección bíblica de hoy nos dice una historia maravillosa sobre un día en el cual Jesús caminó y habló con algunos de sus seguidores, pero ellos no le reconocieron. He aquí lo que ocurrió.

Después que Jesús fue crucificado y resucitó, dos de sus seguidores estaban caminando por el camino que los llevaba a un pueblo llamado Emaús. Estaban tristes y hablando de lo que le había pasado a Jesús. De momento, Jesús se unió a los discípulos y caminó con ellos, pero ellos no sabían que era él porque Dios no permitió que lo hicieran.

“Ustedes parecen estar teniendo una discusión muy seria. ¿De qué están hablando?” Jesús les preguntó.

Uno de los hombres contestó: “Pareces ser el único en Jerusalén que no tienes conocimiento de los que ha ocurrido en estos últimos días. Entonces le contaron acerca de cómo Jesús fue crucificado, sepultado, y que algunas mujeres habían ido a su tumba, pero la tumba estaba vacía. “Hemos oído que está vivo”, dijeron, “pero no le hemos visto”.

“¿Se les hace tan difícil el creer lo que fue escrito por los profetas en la Escritura?”, Jesús preguntó. “Fue predicho por los profetas que el Mesías vendría a sufrir todas estas cosas antes ir a la gloria”. Entonces Jesús citó pasajes de las Escrituras de los profetas, explicándoles lo que las mismas decían de sí mismo.

Para este tiempo habían llegado a Emaús y los discípulos invitaron a Jesús a que se quedara con ellos ya que era tarde para viajar. Así que Jesús se quedó con ellos y cuando se sentaron a comer, Jesús tomó el pan y lo bendijo, lo partió y se los dio. Y así de pronto se desapareció de ellos.

Estaban tan contentos y excitados de haber visto a Jesús que regresaron rápidamente a Jerusalén para decirle a otros que ellos habían visto a Jesús.

¿Deseas ver a Jesús? La Biblia dice: “Busca al Señor tu Dios con todo tu corazón y con toda tu alma y lo encontrarás” (Deuteronomio 4:29). Pudiera ser que no se les aparezca a ustedes en la misma forma que se les apareció a los discípulos de nuestra historia, pero si estudian la Palabra de Dios y le buscan con todo el corazón, él les dejará saber de sí mismo.

Querido Señor, abre nuestros ojos; ¡deseamos ver a Jesús! En el nombre de Jesús oramos, amén.

Una gráfica de la imagen de Jesús: (PDF) (HTML)

Páginas para colorear y actividades

(Imprima la primera página y luego insértela en la impresora para imprimir el otro lado.  Doble el boletín por la mitad y tendrá un boletín de cuatro páginas para los niños.)

 

Enlaces a los sermones

Impresión amistosa:   “Camino a Emaús”

Otro sermón basado en Juan 24:13-35: “Viendo claramente”

Sermons 4 Kids Title: On the Road to Emmaus

 

 

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Title: On the Road to EmmausTheme: Jesus reveals himself to his followers. (Third Sunday of Easter)Object: Image of Jesus graphic. (At the bottom of this sermon is a link to a page that you can print and make a copy of the graphic for each child.)Scripture: When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:30-31 (NIV)

This morning I have a picture for each of you. (Give a picture to each child) I want you to stare at the four small dots right in the middle of the picture. Concentrate and stare at the dots while I count to fifteen, then close your eyes. When you close your eyes, a white spot will appear and there may be a picture inside of that white spot. Let’s try it and see what happens. Are you ready? Okay, concentrate! One, two, three…….(to fifteen) Now, close your eyes and keep them closed. Do you see anything? You may open your eyes now. How many of you saw the face of Jesus? Some people have a little trouble seeing it at first, so if at first you don’t see the face of Jesus, keep trying and eventually you will see his face.

Our Bible lesson today tells an amazing story about a day when Jesus walked and talked with some of his followers, but they didn’t even recognize him. Here is what happened.

After Jesus was crucified and risen from the grave, two of his followers were walking on the road that led to a town called Emmaus. They were sad and were talking about what had happened to Jesus. Suddenly, Jesus joined the disciples and walked along with them, but they did not know who he was because God kept them from recognizing him.

“You seem to be having a very serious discussion. What are you talking about?” Jesus asked them.

One of the men answered, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem that doesn’t know what has happened the past few days,” Then they told them about how Jesus had been crucified, and buried, and that some women had gone to his tomb, but the tomb was empty. “We have heard that he is alive,” they said, “but we have not seen him.”

“Do you find it so difficult to believe what was written by the prophets in the Scripture?” Jesus asked. “It was predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory.” Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of the prophets, explaining what the Scriptures said about himself.

By this time, they had come to Emmaus and the disciples invited Jesus to stay with them since it was getting too late in the day to travel. So Jesus stayed with them and when they sat down to eat, Jesus took the bread and blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Suddenly, their eyes were opened and they saw that it was Jesus. Then just as quickly as he had appeared to them, Jesus disappeared.

They were so happy and excited to have seen Jesus that they ran back to Jerusalem to tell the others that they had seen Jesus.

Do you want to see Jesus? The Bible says, “You will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 4:29) Oh, he may not appear to you in the same way he did to the disciples in our story, but If you study God’s Word and seek him with all your heart, he will reveal himself to you.

Dear Lord, open our eyes, we want to see Jesus! In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

A printable Image of Jesus graphic: (PDF) (HTML)

Coloring Pages and Activities

GROUP ACTIVITIES PAGE

COLORING PAGE (PDF) (HTML)

CROSSWORD PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

FILL IN THE BLANKS (PDF) (HTML)

MAZE PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ (PDF) (HTML)

WORD SEARCH PUZZLE (PDF) (HTML)

WORSHIP BULLETIN  (DOC) (PDF)

 

Save the bulletin to your computer and personalize it with your church’s name.  Print side one then reinsert it into the printer and print side two.  

 

Sermon Links

PRINTER-FRIENDLY AND ALTERNATIVE SERMONS

A PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THIS SERMON:   “On the Road to Emmaus”

AN ALTERNATE LESSON BASED ON John 24:13-35: “Seeing Clearly”