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Category archive: Love

Go the Extra Mile

Text: Matthew 5:38-41; Romans 12:21 Prop: a back pack or heavy book bag. Summary: We should not seek revenge when we are harmed. Jesus tells us to go beyond what is expected of us. Author Comment: This sermon is appropriate for older children, maybe third graders or older. This teaching is very difficult and goes…

Love Letter

Text: 1 Corinthians 13 Prop: a Valentine’s Day card Summary: Christians should show others a selfless, giving, unconditional love. Our efforts are meaningless if we do not have love for one another. Do any of you give Valentine’s Day cards? [Show the card.) If you give or send a card, you show that person that…

Blessed Are…

Text: Luke 6: 17-27 ; also Matthew 5:1-12 Prop: a hand-held computer game (or as alternate introduction, use example of learning the alphabet before you can learn to spell a word). Summary: Jesus teaches us what it means to be blessed. Jesus gives us a better understanding of God’s laws. Do any of you like…

Translated

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. – Colossians 1:13 Text: Colossians 1:10-14 Prop: translations of the word “Love” into other languages and “I love you” in sign language (see below) Summary: God changes us in a manner that we are able…

Adopted

…In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. – Ephesians 1:13 Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 Prop: picture of puppies Summary: God adopts us as his children. He gives the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Jesus. Have you ever been to the dog pound? If you want…

Apples of Gold

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. – John 15:12 Text: Proverbs 25:11, John 15:12 Prop: a poster of Bambi and Thumper Summary: Be nice to each other and say kind words. Alternate video introduction: Show the scene where Bambi stumbles while learning to walk, and Thumper must…

The Eye

Text: Matthew 6:22-23 Prop: none Summary: How we see the world affects how we act to others. We see with our eyes. How we act depends on how we see things. If we see the world as a friendly place that provides all we need, we are generous and share. If we see the world…

Love One Another

Text: 1 John 4:7-21; John 13:34-35 Prop: cut-out heart shapes Summary: Jesus told us to love one another. Today I brought some heart shapes for each of you. You may want to color them and put your name on them later. They remind me of what our Lord Jesus said on the night he had…

Let Your Light Shine

Text: Matthew 5:14-16 Prop: a large candle Summary: You are told to share God’s love and forgiveness with everyone, including your enemies. Most of us do not use large candles unless the power goes off in our homes during thunderstorms. Many years ago, before the common use of electrical lighting in homes, people used candles…

Cooperation Day

The age of independence is over. The next big celebration around the world will be called Cooperation Day. We will no longer be glad about what separates us, but rather by what connects us. We will delight in finding ways to cooperate more than compete to get things done. This is a paradigm shift in…

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