The Armour of God - Halloween 2016

The Armour Of God
A Christian Message for Halloween 2016
Dress Up in the Armor of God

My Journey Season 2 Episode 4

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-17

When we think about putting on armour we often think about knights, or soldiers who are fighting in a big battle. The armour helps to protect their body from injury and the sword helps them win the fight.
But the armor Paul is talking about is a bit different. First of all the armour of God is invisible! You can wear it every day and won’t weigh you down! Second, the armour of God isn’t meant to protect your body from a physical fight it’s meant to guard your heart against evil and sin.

Being Thankful - My Journey Thanksgiving 2016

My JourneySeason 2, Episode 3
Story of the 10 Lepers and Learning to be Thankful - Children's Bible Lesson

October 10, 2016

In this story we read from the Gospel of Luke. During his travels, Jesus met 10 men with leprosy. After healing the men, only 1 of them came back to show thanks.

Weekly Challenge: How many things can you be thankful for this week? Print out a card sheet and start labeling things around the house that YOU can be thankful for. Leave the cards up for one week as a reminder to be more thankful EVERY day!

Pray for Everyone - Children's Bible Lesson - Season 2, 2016

My Journey  Season 2, Episode 2
Paul Teaches Timothy to Pray for Everyone - Children's Bible Lesson

September 20, 2016

In this story we read from the book of 1 Timothy. This book is actually more like a letter. It was written by Paul (one of the first church leaders) to his student Timothy. In the letter Paul reminds Timothy how important it is to pray for other people - especially those with the power to make rules and laws. This letter was important 2000 years ago, but it's also important today! Who are some leaders that we should pray for today?

Bible Memory Verse: Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:2

Weekly Challenge: As a family, take a walk around your neighborhood. Bring a notebook or take pictures on a cell phone. Document things along the way that remind you to pray for others – houses (pray for neighbours), mailboxes (pray for the postal workers), sidewalks (pray for city workers), power lines (pray for hydro workers), dogs (pray for veterinarians), speed limit signs (pray for law makers), garbage (pray for maintenance workers), schools (pray for teachers), sports field (pray for coaches). 
How many different things can you find along your walk? Pray for these people this week.

Parable of the Lost Sheep - My Journey Season 2 Episode 1

My Journey  Season 2, Episode 1

The Parable of the Lost Sheep Children's Bible Lesson - September 13, 2016

In this story Jesus tells a parable about a shepherd and his lost sheep. We retell the story with a modern spin and then learn what the story means for us. What can we learn about God from this story?

Bible Memory Verse: Joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life. Luke 15:7

Weekly Challenge: Who is someone missing in your life? With a parent’s help think of one person who you haven’t seen in a little while. Maybe it was a friend who moved away, or a family member you only see around the holidays, maybe it’s a family who you used to see at church. Think of one or two ways you might be able to find them and reconnect. Could you send a card? Make a phone call? Send an email or Facebook message? Try and reconnect with them this week and let them know you’re thinking about them. Let them know you miss them!

JOY - Loving God from the Inside Out

Every one of us is a bundle of emotions. We have anger, sadness, fear, and disgust within us at all times. Those feelings help us filter life and understand the world around us. But they do not have to rule our lives. When we give our hearts to Jesus, he gives us joy and that joys helps us through even the worst times. 

This week we read the passage from the New Testament book of Luke 19:1-00. Jesus meets with a man who is full of sadness, anger, and fear. After meeting Jesus he is a changed man - with a heart full of joy!

Curriculum: Emotions from Children's Ministry Deals
Script written by Children's Ministry Deals
http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/

SADNESS - Loving God from the Inside Out

The Bible teaches us that this world, and all its sorrows are only temporary. One day we will be with the Lord in a place with no sadness and no tears. All the hurt, the pain, and the sadness of this world will make the joy even better. God won’t stop the sad times. We live in a broken world where we will always find sadness around the corner. But when we believe in Jesus, we know that joy will always come after sadness. He will wipe away our tears. He will give us comfort. And he will give us joy. 

This week we read the passage from the New Testament book of John 11:17-44. Jesus shows us how we are to treat the people that the rest of the world may find disgusting. Love, respect and compassion.

Curriculum: Emotions from Children's Ministry Deals

Script written by Children's Ministry Deals

http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/

DISGUST - Loving God from the Inside Out

Disgust is always judging things that come into our lives. Even people. Disgust evaluates whether the new kid in class is someone cool or someone to avoid. Disgust tells us right off is we’re going to like a substitute teacher or not. It tells us whether we can trust the adults in our lives. Disgust wants to make us look good, and its very concerned about the company we keep and the advice we take.

This week we read the passage from the New Testament book of Luke 19:11-19. Jesus shows us how we are to treat the people that the rest of the world may find disgusting. Love, respect and compassion.


Curriculum: Emotions from Children's Ministry Deals
Script written by Children's Ministry Deals
http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/

Jesus Was Afraid

Last week we heard about a time the Disciples were afraid. But this week we’re reading about when Jesus was afraid.

Check it out in the book of Matthew (Remember that’s a NEW Testament book and it’s also one of the Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). Chapter 26 so find the big numbers… and verses 36-45 so the small numbers. It says…

So this is part of the Easter story it’s actually the night that Jesus is arrested and the day before he is put to death. Remember, Jesus IS God so he knows exactly what is coming next, and he is totally in control – he could have gotten up, walked out of that garden and never returned. But instead he stayed and he went along with the guards, and went through all of the torture and pain and eventually went to the cross to be killed. Jesus KNEW that he was going to die but he also knew that in his death he would defeat sin and death once and for all.

BUT at the same time Jesus is also 100% human like you and be and he was really really afraid. Just like was said last week. Death is really scary. It’s the one thing that we don’t really know anything about and that makes us nervous and jumpy and sometimes we feel really sick when we think about it. Because Jesus was 100% God he KNEW what it was going to be like and because he was 100% human he was really afraid.

So… what can we learn from this story? Jesus was afraid… so what did he do? Did he run? Did he hide? Did he yell and scream, Did he fight?

No! Jesus prayed. He prayed to God (he father) and Jesus told God he was scared. He asked God if it was at all possible to change the plan so he wouldn’t have to die on the cross. But at the end of the prayer Jesus knew that it was God’s plan that mattered most and he knew that it was his mission to go to the cross and so he prayed for strength and courage.

We can do that too. When we’re really afraid we can stop what we’re doing and we can pray. We can pray when things get scary and ask God to give us courage so we can face our fears. We can also asked God to be really close to us and walk beside us when we are afraid. We might not be able to see God but we can know that he is there and that we are never alone.

Think about a time when you got really scared:

Maybe it was when your parents were fighting

Or you had to do a presentation in front of your class

Or you had to preform on stage

Or you were going on an airplane

Or when your room is really dark

Or when you have to go to the basement

Or when you get sick

All of these things can be really scary, but we can be like Jesus and we can pray. God won’t snap his fingers to change the situation but when we pray we feel better, we feel less afraid and we feel less alone.

I hope that the next time you feel afraid or alone you would remember the scripture from today and you would take just 1 or 2 seconds. And say God, it’s me, I’m scared, I feel alone and I need you to be with me and comfort me. Please help me to feel less afraid.

FEAR - Loving God from the Inside Out

When we are afraid, we need to give our fears to God. God will give us comfort in those times when we are uncertain and afraid. He will help us carry on when life brings new changes and challenges. And he will give us courage to stand up, to step out, and be bold.

Don’t let fear hold you back from all that God has planned for you! Give your fear to God! 

This week we read the passage from the New Testament book of Mark 4:35-41 when the Disciples were really afraid!

Curriculum: Emotions from Children's Ministry Deals

Script written by Children's Ministry Deals

http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/

ANGER - Loving God from the Inside Out

Anger is an important emotion - we all experience it sometime and it's a part of daily life. Used in a controlled manner, Anger can help us get things done. It helps us to identify things in this world that are upsetting, or unfair. Our anger can push us to do something about injustice or abuse that we see. But Anger can also be a dangerous emotion when it gets out of control. Uncontrolled anger can lead us to fight, say things we don't mean, or become abusive ourselves. 

This week we read the passage from the New Testament book of James 1:19-27 that teaches us we need to be slow to anger.


Curriculum: Emotions from Children's Ministry Deals
Script written by Children's Ministry Deals
http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/