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
Ask a large group of people what they enjoy about birthday celebrations, and what do you think will be in the top 5 answers of each person?
That’s right, GIFTS!
What makes gifts so much fun? Whether you give them or receive them, gifts are a great way to show love to someone.
Did you know God gives gifts to each of us? Some gifts are given to us when we’re born, and some very special gifts are given to us when we’re born again.
Let’s read our Scripture with Ms. Tammy to understand better.
READ WITH US HERE
THIS SNEAK PEEK HELPS US TO UNDERSTAND
God made everyone with unique gifts, or talents!
These gifts are special abilities you may have naturally–like musical talent, athletic abilities, talent for cooking or building, an ability to write well or understand math.
But when we are born again into God’s family by trusting in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God sends His Holy Spirit to live in us–and He brings even more special gifts, called spiritual gifts!
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? (for Young kids)
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? (for older kids)
SOME SPIRITUAL GIFTS given by GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT
The ability to give good advice from God’s word to others when they need it.
The ability to pray for miracles and see God working them.
The ability to differentiate between right and wrong; being able to recognize the work of the Holy Spirit.
The ability to trust God completely and believe He will do what He says He will do.
The ability to pray for sick or hurt people to get well, and the ability to see God make this happen.
The ability to speak different languages for the purpose of spreading the gospel.
The ability to understand hard things and apply them to your life.
The ability to boldly and fearlessly tell others what God’s word says.
The ability to understand and translate these languages so others can understand.
These special gifts are not things that we possess to make us important. The Bible says we should not boast in gifts from God.
They come from God in His power by His Holy Spirit–they are for His purposes to show others who God is.
You can’t buy these gifts, return them, or choose which ones God will bring to you, but they’re all good. Why? Because they’re all from God!
THINK ABOUT THIS
Jesus said, “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Have you ever asked your parent, teacher, or another grownup for something only for them to say, “No?”
Sometimes we are told “No” because maybe whatever you asked for is not good for us, and the grownups in our lives want to keep us safe. And sometimes, it’s because they have something better in mind!
Do you know why these are called gifts? It’s not just because they are given to us by God’s power, but also because He wants us to use them for other people.
Spiritual gifts are gifts that keep on giving!
Print the box pattern printable. Write one or two of the spiritual gifts you would like to have in two of the squares. In the remaining squares, write or draw ways you would use that gift to help others. Decorate all of your square box sides, cut it out, then fold and tape it together to form a cube–just like Faith did!
What is a spiritual gift?
To whom does God give gifts?
Can we ask God for specific gifts?
Read 1 Cor. 12:11. How does God choose who gets what?
Why do we need spiritual gifts?
What gifts would you like to have and why?
Why would God say no to something you ask for?
God has special gifts for everyone, and He wants us to use them!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll discover some gifts we get from God and other gifts we give to others.
Dear God, thank you for the gifts you have given us.
Help us use those gifts well,
and give us gifts we don’t have yet
to help and serve our friends better.
Thank you for your Holy Spirit. 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