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Category archive: Protection

From Epiphany to Lent

As we begin 2016 we can share the story of Nehemiah teaching the scriptures to the people at the Water Gate of Jerusalem. When we celebrate the beginning of the Season of Epiphany, we start with Wise Men Worship Jesus, the story of the wise men from the east. Then the Baptism of the Lord…

From Forgiveness to Thanksgiving

Many Christians miss the rich heritage of most of our holidays. For example, Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 13, 2015. The children’s sermon Water Gate tells the story of the Hebrew slaves being released from Babylon to return to Jerusalem. The blowing of the shophar (pronounced SHOW-far) or ram’s horn, was part…

Tabernacles

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians 5:1 Text: Leviticus 23:42-43; Deuteronomy 16:15 Props: branches from a palm tree, a myrtle tree, and willow tree, and an etrog (citron). Alternate…

Pilgrims and Strangers

… the name of the one was Gershom: for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land. – Exodus 18:3 Text: Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11 Prop: a picture of the Pilgrims and Native American Indians Summary: Christians are strangers in a sinful world. We should thank God for all his provisions….

Armor of God

Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 Prop: a Buzz Lightyear toy or a poster of the movie Toy Story. If you have the toy, prepare small return address labels (blank) that you can write on the name of each part of the armor. Summary: The Devil is real. God wants us to wear protective armor. God defends us from attacks…

The Good Shepherd

Text: John 10:7-16; Psalm 100:3; Isaiah 53:6 Prop: a poster of Good Shepherd or a picture of sheep (click on thumbnail image to print larger image) Summary: Jesus gives his life for his followers. Today I want to tell you about sheep and the Good Shepherd. Sheep are beautiful creatures made by God. They need…

In God’s Hand

Text: John 10:27-30 Prop: picture of child in grandfather’s lap Summary: You are safe in God’s hand. Jesus will never let you go. Jesus is one with God the Father. Today I want to talk with you about feeling safe and protected. Can you think of some times when you feel safe? You probably feel…

Israelite Nite Lite

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato Text: Exodus 40:38 Prop: A child’s nite lite Summary: God provided the children of Israel a nite lite in the wilderness and is always protecting us.   For…

Angels Watching Over Me

Text: Matthew 18:10; Psalm 91:11; Hebrews 1:14 Summary: Angels protect all children of God. Prop: A picture of an angel Dedication: In memory of my mother, Nita Glover Kerlin, 1933-2006. One of her favorite verses was Psalm 91:11 for God’s protection for her children. Jesus loves children. He loves you. Jesus loves you so much…

Noah’s Ark – The Great Flood

Quote: If Noah had been truly wise, he would have swatted those two flies. – Helen Castle Text: Genesis 6:14-7:24 Summary: God provided detailed instructions for the Ark, and Noah obeyed God. The flood covered the entire earth and destroyed it. Noah and his family were saved. In God’s Plan to Save Us we learned…

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