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Category archive: People in Old Testament

Jonah and the Great Fish

Text: Jonah 1:17-2:1,10; Matthew 12:39,40 Props: a pair of dice or a poster of Jonah and the great fish Summary: The story of Jonah demonstrates God’s love for people of all lands. Jesus compared his three days in the earth to Jonah’s three days in the great fish. Today I want to talk to you…

Chariot of Fire

Text: 2 Kings 2:7-12 Prop: A poster of Elijah and Elisha or a runner’s baton Summary: The story of Elijah passing his mantle to Elisha. Before God took Elijah to heaven in a chariot of fire, he prepared his follower to continue the Lord’s work. Have you ever watched the Olympics on TV? When runners…

Burning Bush

Text: Exodus 3:1-6, 14 Summary: God called Moses to service at the “burning bush.” Jesus is the great I AM. Jesus is who appeared to Moses as “the angel of the Lord.” Have you heard about Moses and the burning bush? That is a story in the Bible from the Book of Exodus. Moses had grown…

Isaac and Rebekah

The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from…

Look Inside

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. – Matthew 12:35 Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Prop: a cantaloupe or melon Summary: The Lord does not judge by outward appearance, but by the character and thoughts…

Samson

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord.” – Romans 12:19 (reference Deuteronomy 32:35) Text: Judges 13:1-16:31 Prop: a bottle of vitamins (or alternate, picture of former Twin Towers in New York City or poster of The Bondage Breaker)…

Solomon’s Wisdom

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. – Proverbs 3:13 Text: 1 Kings 3:5-12; James 1:5 Prop: a dictionary Summary: Solomon was given great wisdom because he asked humbly to know right from wrong. I know some of you are learning how to spell words in school. Have you…

Soul-ed Out for Jesus

Text: Mark 1:4-11 Prop: Some movie or theater tickets. Summary: John the Baptist was completely committed to preparing the way for Jesus. He pointed others to Jesus. Have you ever been to a movie or theater play that was so popular that all the tickets sold out? People stand in line for hours to get…

Here I Am

That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. – 1 Samuel 3:4 Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Prop: the Dr. Seuss children’s book Green Eggs and Ham Summary: The young boy Samuel learns to listen to God. One of my favorite books for children is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The…

Super Bowl

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22,23 Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 Prop: a jar or bowl Summary: The story of Elisha and the widow shows how God provides for our needs abundantly. Today let’s…

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