No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Children's Ministry Magazine is the most read magazine for people who minister to children from birth through sixth grade. Crafts made at VBS won’t likely make it through the week. Thanks! He enjoys spending time with his family and writing about God’s glory. I put the app on my IPhone, then I watched a commercial to get access to the Dinosaur character. John 6:47 says, “Everyone who believes has eternal life.”, And C – Celebrate that you’re adopted into God’s Family. And Jesus was perfect, he never did anything wrong, he didn’t anything do to get in trouble for, but… he volunteered to get in trouble for all the bad things that everyone else did. A – Admit You’ve Done Bad Things. Add a small amount of liquid bleach to one of the bottles. Gordon taught us that one hindrance to avoid at all costs is, “Making the gospel (salvation) more abstract (complex or hard to understand) than it already is!” [Kidz At Heart Training Manual, p.25]. The apostle Paul tells us what the gospel is "Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. Please make me a member of your family. The Bible calls that Eternal Life! Cover the file folder with the Con-Tact paper. You can. Jesus came back to life, and He’s alive today, and He wants you to live with Him as part of His family forever. Again, when I yell “repent,” turn around and walk the other way. It’ll become clear. Ready? Your church can help attendees remember that VBS wasn’t a just fun summer distraction, but that it was also a setting in which they clearly heard the gospel proclaimed. I think you’ve found your calling. (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18). Make a tube by using two empty store-bought icing containers, a sturdy file folder, and Con-Tact paper with a print that’s the same from all directions, such as polka dots or stripes. I believe that Jesus died on the cross and came back to life again. You can alleviate this pressure by helping parents and leaders grow comfortable sharing the gospel. Say: The caterpillar changing into a butterfly reminds me of how Jesus changes us when we follow him. Sin separates us from God and deserves God’s punishment of death. Amen. Your email address will not be published. . Check out the robots, superheroes, dragons, magic, and more, that make up this amazing children’s church curriculum! Then gather everyone together and ask: Say: To repent means to turn around and go the other way. Go! And He actually died! Optional: include snack time during the course of the day, possibly between crafts and games. ADMIT to God that you are a sinner. At the butterfly end of the tube, mark a small symbol visible only to you so you can tell which end is which. It’s like we’re born a second time to live eternally with God in heaven. Sign up for this weekly e-newsletter to get sound advice and encouragement from today’s children’s ministry experts and hundreds of ideas that’ll have kids begging to come back! Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be welcomed into God’s family for eternity. Visit us every day, anytime, and you’ll be able to instantly access all the things you love—free seasonal ideas, lessons, leadership and volunteer tools, and so much more—at these locations: © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Just click here to share on Facebook, then tag your friends in children’s ministry. That should be easy, I’ve done plenty of bad things, like when I took Mrs. McGillicutty’s brand new… well, let’s not go into that now. It keeps me from going off on tangents, such as getting into details of what heaven will be like, or where Satan comes from, or any other hundreds of great topics to discuss — but not in the middle of a Gospel presentation. Add a small amount of liquid bleach to one of the bottles. is a simple tool that helps us remember how to respond when prompted by the Holy Spirit to receive the gift Jesus offers. Let’s sing “Jesus Loves Me.” As we sing, keep your eyes on our blue water. Here’s an illusion you can create to help children understand new life in Christ. Jesus died so he could get in trouble instead of us, but He didn’t stay dead. It means we can’t be a part of his family anymore. He’s a gifted teacher with a unique style that can relate to any age.”, -Mike Riley,  John 1:12 says, “Yet to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—“. Woot Woot! Then wrap and glue the decorated file folder around them. And I really believe having a plan for sharing the Gospel simply (like using the ABC’s of Salvation) helps me avoid making the Gospel more complex. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. for the sake of gaining a treasure that represents the kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 13:44). Say: Jesus never sinned. Well-meaning Christians sometimes try to seal the deal of a gospel presentation with the following phrase: “Now, all you have to do to become a Christian is…”, Jesus encouraged people to count the cost before they decided to follow Him said anyone wanting to come after Him must be willing to die daily to his or her sinful life (Luke 14:25-33; Luke 9:23). Amen. Like it? It took most of Monday, my “day off,” but it was a fun way to spend a day. Gospel Presentation: All Clear Fill three clear plastic bottles with 8 to 10 ounces of water. So I recruited Bob the Dragon and a bunch of kids and we set out to create videos that help you make your Bible lessons as fun, mesmerizing, and memorable as possible - VIDEOS YOUR KIDS WILL TELL THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT! He always has a great message. . The Bible calls that “sin.”. The Bible calls this sin. Every child K-5th was engaged. But you and I and everyone did bad things, called sin. Place the icing containers bottom to bottom. Just let us know how many cards to send you (limit of 20), and we'll put them in the mail free of charge. Glue a fake caterpillar in one end and a fake butterfly in the other end. Required fields are marked *. Please forgive me. ", “What stands out most to me is the integrity and passion Curt brings and gives to his audience. Your email address will not be published. When I yell “repent,” turn around and walk the other way. Then I stitched those segments together in Adobe Premiere Elements, and added the graphics on the whiteboard. Our blue water reminds us of that. So Jesus, God’s one and only Son, came to earth to die on the cross…, So that you and I can live with God forever…, [from the Kidz At Heart Training Manual, p.30, hand motions removed]. A-B-C stands for "ALL - BELIEVE - CONFESS". Sin in our lives keeps us from being the beautiful butterflies God wants us to be. The Ultimate, Hidden, Deepest Secret to Recruiting for Your Fall Fest! Our thriving online home that’s loaded with ideas, insights, and inspiration: Our informative and timely biweekly Children’s Ministry e-newsletter. Say: Before we place our faith in Jesus, we are just like an ugly old caterpillar. letters. Use this gospel presentation outside, in a gym, or in the largest room in your church. Share the Joy of Jesus With This Jelly Bean Gospel Poem, Elementary Children's Object Lesson: Be Like Jesus, Children's Message for Halloween: Jesus' Power. recall attending VBS and report positive memories of the event. Romans 5:8 in the Bible says “But here is how God has shown his love for us. I used the Zoobe app (it’s super-fun!). One day, we’ll go to heaven to be with Jesus.