Sunday Children’s Services 9 and 10:45am
Children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meet in the Purple Room 123 for worship, learning, encouragement and FUN,
all straight from God’s Word! If ever you can’t make it, you can still find what you missed right here on this page,
updated for our children’s services weekly.
This week’s lesson
Last week, we learned about some of the gifts that God has given us. Today, we’ll discover why God gave them to us.
Our gifts are meant to help others. Our gifts make us all a part of one big team, one body. The Bible calls this team that works together the Body of Christ.
THIS SNEAK PEEK HELPS US TO UNDERSTAND
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THINK ABOUT THIS
Many centuries ago, after Jesus had ascended to Heaven and the church had just started, some people were fighting over who was better — or whose gifts were better.
It was not a good thing.
God doesn’t want us to compare gifts. He gave us all different gifts so that we can work together to help others.
Imagine that your whole body was just one big eyeball! How would you hear? How would you smell things?
God created the body with different parts for a reason. You can’t have a body made up of all eyes, hands, or ears. You need different body parts that go together.
To help us understand, the Bible tells us to look at our body. We are each made up of many parts. Arms and legs, heart, brain, stomach. But all of these parts are still part of one body.
The church is the same way.
When we belong to Jesus, we are all different parts of one body, the “body of Christ.”
remember this truth with a song!
God put every part of our bodies exactly where they should be, and God puts all of us where we should be. And every part matters!
God designed our body parts to need each other, and in the same way each member in the body of Christ needs each other.
In the church–the body of Christ–Jesus is the head, and each of us is a different part. We are meant to work together and help each other out.
Here is something fun to try with a friend or someone in your family. One of you will be “the eye” and cannot use your hands. The other person will be “the hand” and must keep your eyes covered.
Did you do it together? Did it take some time to learn to work together? That’s a good thing!
Print this picture frame printable. Then think about a time when someone else helped you. Maybe it was Mom or Dad, a brother or sister, a friend, or a teacher. Draw a picture to show how someone else helped you.
This next video shows a 10-year-old boy who has an incredible gift, given by God to bless others and bring glory to God!
What gifts or special abilities do you think God gave you? How do you use them to bless others?
How are we connected as one body?
What are some gifts or roles God gives us in the story?
What’s the most important part of the body of Christ? (This is a trick question!)
Read 1 Cor. 12:25-26. In your own words, what does the verse mean?
Why do you think it’s important for us to get together at church and in the community?
Can any part of the body work by itself without being connected to something else?
How will you use your gifts to help somebody this week?
God designed each member in the body of Christ to function together. He gave us unique gifts when He created us, and He gave us special gifts by His Holy Spirit when we are born again.
Why did God give us gifts? To help others.
Let’s thank Him now.
Dear God, thank you again for the amazing gifts you’ve given me to give to others. Help me to use my gifts and to be able to see who needs my gifts. Thank you for all the people who have helped me with their gifts, and I thank you especially for the gift of Jesus as my Savior. Amen.
Here’s a playlist for you to praise God all week!
I will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1