You may not like it that students forgot your talk on temptation, but remembered your mouse-trap object lesson . . . . . . but the fact remains that nothing brings a lesson to life more vividly and concretely--or wakes up a drowsy Sunday school class faster--than a good object lesson. In Everyday Object Lessons for Youth Groups the authors (who are youth workers and teachers of youth workers) pool their most effective 45 object lessons into a collection that's perfect for both junior and senior high youth groups.Here are no-prep and low-prep object lessons for devotionals, Sunday school lessons, talks at camps and retreats--even for sermons. Inside you'll find object lessons about--Beauty (using a kiwi fruit)Regret (a mi ... more
Every year thousands of God's servants leave the ministry convinced they are failures. Years ago, in the midst of a crisis of faith, Kent Hughes almost became one of them. But instead he and his wife Barbara turned to God's Word, determined to learn what God had to say about success and to evaluate their ministry from a biblical point of view.
This book describes their journey and their liberation from the "success syndrome"--the misguided belief that success in ministry means increased numbers. In today's world it is easy to be seduced by the secular thinking that places a number on everything. But the authors teach that true success in ministry lies not in numbers but in several key areas: faithfulness, serving, ... more
This delightfully-illustrated book serves as a guide for parents and children to Sunday worship in traditional Presbyterian churches, enlisting parents as the primary tutors of their children in the life-changing, wonderful discipline of Christian worship.
This is a collection of eight sermons for young children (ages 6-11) by the great Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, J.C. Ryle. This book has been retyped in large print so that children can read it for themselves. Not only is it very readable and understandable for the youngest reader, but as you would expect from Ryle, it is sound theology. The other addresses are: Seeking the Lord Early, Little and Wise, The Two Bears, Children Walking in Truth, Little Things, The Happy Little Girl, and No More Crying.
Children's Sermons to Go is a collection of 52 sermons for children. Each sermon first gives a Bible verse and then illustrates that verse with a short anecdote. Each sermon lists easy-to-find household materials the preacher or worship leader can bringto give a visual demonstration that illustrates the truths presented in the sermon.
Guy Stewart, a science teacher for fifteen years, combines his love for science with his love for the Lord to create children's messages that they will not soon forget. Presented in a light, bantering and informational style, each message uses simple scientific principles to illustrate matters of faith in a magnificent, infinite creation. And each lesson is faith affirming and science based.
A perfect resource for pastors and church school teachers ... for Sunday morning worship, Sunday School classes, Vacation Church School, or home teaching.
These children's sermons feature gospel messages and interactive activities that help children learn as they participate. Age appropriate and gospel centered with texts primarily from the gospel of Matthew, this is a valuable resource for anyone seekingto tell the good news to young children.
The author of the popular resource. Creating Children's Sermons, continues his efforts to communicate the message of faith to the youngest members of the church. Believing that adult faith -- or lack of faith -- is directly linked to childhood experiences. Bucky Dann discusses the importance of reaching children with the word of God, and including them in the church's worship and sacraments. The lessons in the book are organized around fourteen themes that profoundly affect all human beings: Introductions and Separations; Peace; Love of Self and Others; The Nature of God; The Nature of Jesus; The Meaning of Christmas; The Meaning of Easter; Responsibilities to Parents; Discipleship; Worship; Marriage; Covenants; Baptism; ... more