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  • What God Is Doing


    Old Testament Object Lessons for Kids

    Many adults today don’t know how Old Testament biblical characters fit into the big picture. They don’t understand why God does what He does. There is a generation of biblically illiterate people in our churches. Our children need to understand how God’s plan relates to them today!

    What God is Doing is Anne Marie Gosnell’s guide to teaching children from the Old Testament, with 26 interactive Bible object lessons that create a fun and engaging atmosphere while teaching Biblical truth.
    Discover why the Old Testament is so important

    The Old Testament depicts how God brought about His plan of salvation. God worked through imperfect people and used a nation as a channel to provide a way of forgiveness and salvation for all of mankind.

    Children will not understand why Jesus is a big deal, until they understand that the events from the Garden of Eden were a big deal.

    Scripture quotations taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible).

    We want children to groan when reading time is over because they want to learn more!

    Learning God’s Word should be delightful and memorable, engaging to our children, with Bible lessons that challenge and enhance their spiritual development and growth!
    What is a Bible Object Lesson?

    A Bible object lesson uses a common item to tie together Biblical truth and life application. Items can include tangible hand-held objects, pictures, science experiments, and drama.

    When Jesus taught He used object lessons: a mustard seed, the birds, the lilies of the field, a storm…

    If Jesus used object lessons, then perhaps we should use them, too.
    How to Use This Book

    Each lesson includes a scripture reference, object lesson, Bible lesson, and life application section. The simple lessons tell you exactly what to do, what questions to ask, and how to apply the Bible truth to the lives of your children.

    Perfect for HOME, Sunday School, Awana, small groups, homeschool, or Children’s Ministry.

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  • Top 50 Object Lessons Games And Activities


    The RoseKidz Top 50 series continues with the Top 50 Bible Object lessons to teach the Top 50 Bible Stories! Easy to follow, volunteer friendly directions create opportunities for children to remember the main theme using object lessons. Using science and everyday objects, you can teach kids key themes such as God’s love with science, food, and more!

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  • Feasting On The Word Childrens Sermons For Year B


    Many pastors are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year B offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon. After explaining the importance and purpose of the children’s sermon, noted Christian educator Carol Wehrheim provides a retelling of each Sunday’s Bible story- based on the Revised Common Lectionary-for the entire church year. In addition, she provides a few stories for special Sundays, including the Jewish Celebration of Purim, the Jewish Celebration of Passover, and Thanksgiving Day. This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.

    Also available: Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year A and Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C.

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  • Feed My Lambs


    Feed My Lambs is a collection of 103 children’s object lessons, written in script form, so that those who desire to give fun and effective sermons will be able to easily prepare the message.

    I hope to encourage people who might pick up Feed My Lambs to give children’s sermons a try. I think about how I went about it years back. I walked into a Christian bookstore, asked where the children’s sermon book section was, picked up a few books, and wondered if I were biting off more than I could chew. I want people to know they can. God will certainly bless them and all the little ones they are trying to help. Jesus said, “Feed My Lambs.”

    *Included in Feed My Lambs
    *Index of Seasonal Themes
    *Notes to the Reader
    *Index of Bible references
    *Liturgical calendar suggestions
    *Chapter-by-Chapter synopsis
    *Some of the chapter titles in this book are:
    *Having a Right Relationship with God
    *Trust in the Lord and His Perfect Plan
    *Our Sins and Jesus’ Forgiveness
    *Talking with God

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  • Feasting On The Word Childrens Sermons For Year C


    Many pastors are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon. After explaining the purpose of the children’s sermon, noted Christian educator Carol Wehrheim provides a story for each Sunday of the church year based on the Revised Common Lectionary. In addition, a few stories are provided for special moments in the church’s life, such as when a mission group is commissioned, church leaders ordained, a death occurs. This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.

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  • Preaching In Pictures


    How often do poets, advertisers, and movie makers influence Sunday sermons? Perhaps these image experts have much to offer pastors. Author Peter Jonker looks to these professionals as he examines the importance of having a controlling, vivid, dominant image that repeats throughout sermons. In Preaching in Pictures, Jonker details how a controlling image helps to unify the sermon and to communicate the sermon’s central thought. The best sermons center around a compelling image that embodies either the trouble present in the Biblical text, or the trouble destroying grace of God that the text proclaims. Jonker offers exercises designed to help pastors find strong, controlling images for their sermons. Preaching in Pictures is the third book in the Artistry of Preaching Series.

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  • Feasting On The Word Guide To Childrens Sermons


    Feasting on the Word Guide to Children’s Sermons equips church leaders and children’s ministry volunteers to deliver children’s sermons that are free of gimmicks and simplistic conclusions, that welcome children into the family of faith, and that give a foundation in God’s good news for all people. This volume will address the common questions pastors have about the children’s sermon, steps on avoiding common pitfalls, suggestions on how to use the children’s time in a church following the lectionary, and sample Bible stories for use in the children’s time.

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  • Sound Doctrine : Teaching That Leads To True Fear Of The Lord


    According to the Bible, sound doctrine creates true fear of the Lord. If this fear of the Lord is missing in our churches, as it seems to be, it must be a sign that we do not preach the true Word of God and sound doctrine. Teaching sound doctrine should cause us to see a need to surrender everything to God and to live in the light. There is no darkness, no sin, when we are walking in the light ( 1 John 1:7). True godliness and holiness is required to walk with God. In this prophetic word to the Church, Torben brings us back to the Bible where sound doctrine is found, including how to address sin in the church and in the individual. Has the church been teaching sound doctrine? Has it become soft on sin? Can the church expect its prayers to be answered if there is sin in the camp? Is the church accursed because it has allowed sin to thrive unchallenged? Can a person truly be born again and continue in conscious sin? Have we been teaching a grace that tramples the blood of Jesus? These are serious questions that must be addressed if we expect God to hear our prayers. His word to the church: REPENT!

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  • Richer Descriptions


    Healthy Life Press

    A unique and handy manual, covering all NINE human senses in seven chapters, for Christian speakers and writers. Exercises and a speaker’s checklist equip speakers to engage their audiences in a richer experience. Writing examples and a writer’s guide help writers bring more life to the characters and scenes of their stories. Bible references encourage a deeper appreciation of being created by God for a sensory existence.

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  • Answer Is Always Jesus


    Healthy Life Press

    This book contains seventy-four of Aram Haroutunian’s most memorable children’s sermons (of the more than 500 he presented at a large church in Golden, Colorado). Many of the sermons are unforgettable due to the children’s responses. Pastors, homeschoolers, parents who often lead family devotions, or other storytellers will find these stories, along with comments about props and how to prepare and present them, to be an invaluable asset in reconnecting with the simplest, most profound truths of Scripture, and then to envision how best to communicate these so even a child can understand them.

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  • Moments Of Wonder


    A resource full of children’s messages with a “Wow!” factor

    Moments of Wonder includes 52 fun and distinctive theme-based sermons that will connect with children ages 3-8.

    Offers a year’s worth of children’s sermons that help pastors reach children effectively with a “wow factor”

    Each of the sermon lessons is theme-based and includes a selected Scripture text

    Format offers messages that are distinctive, fun, and easily presented

    Ideal for children’s church

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  • Childrens Sermons


    Ready-to-use biblically based children’s sermons for busy worship leaders.

    Children’s Sermons Just in Time! offers preachers and worship leaders a ready resource for children’s sermons with stories and object lessons. These children’s sermons are geared to spark interest and attention and teach children about the Christian faith.

    * 54 easy-to- understand messages with Scripture references including:
    Let Everything that Breathes Praise the Lord
    God Created Everything: And God Saw It Was Good
    God is Read
    Where is God?
    Specially Made by God
    When Sad Things Happen
    Jesus is the Bread of Life
    Jesus Call Us to Come (and Go)
    Why We Read the Bible
    Holy Cummunion
    We are God’s Family
    Bethlehem Bakery
    Baptism: A Gift from God
    Talking to God

    * Themed sermons for all seasons including:
    Valentine’s Day
    WOW for Moms
    Living What We Learn
    Blessing for Father’s Day
    What God Wants
    A Cloud of Witnesses
    Doxology for Thanksgiving
    Build up the Body of Christ for Easter
    A Highway for God for Advent

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  • Shining Light : 26 Children’s Sermons With Activities


    SKU (ISBN): 9780829818680ISBN10: 0829818685Randy HammerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: April 2010New Brown Bag Childrens SermonsPublisher: Pilgrim Press/ United Church Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Ping Pong Words


    “Children’s time” — a brief lesson specifically targeted for preschool and elementary age youngsters — is an important part of the Sunday morning worship service in many churches today. But many of those who are called upon to provide these lessons feel too intimidated to write their own material. Pastors, children’s ministry leaders, and Sunday school teachers who need fresh, exciting messages that captivate their young people will find that this collection of easy-to-prepare lessons is just what the doctor ordered.

    Geared toward the typical age range of the “children’s time” audience — toddlerhood to age 13 — Ping-Pong Words is a valuable resource for anyone who presents children’s sermons or devotionals. Each of the 31 lessons is scripture-based and runs 3-5 minutes in length, and many include demonstrations using simple visual aids such as ping-pong balls, family pictures, a flashlight, and clothespins to illustrate common precepts in ways that clearly communicate God’s Word to young ears, eyes, and hearts. The lessons are flexible, and can be incorporated into a variety of churches and ecumenical settings. Appropriate for Sunday school, worship services, religious schools and day care programs, Bible clubs, and anywhere else where young people gather to learn about God, this volume is certain to earn a trusted place on the bookshelf.

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  • Ants Work Best Together


    Have you ever been on a picnic and wondered why God created ants? Instead of looking at insects as pests, we can learn spiritual lessons from them — and then share those lessons with the children we know! Every Sunday school or children’s church program leader will be thrilled with the way their classes respond to these tried and true lessons from nature. From very young preschoolers through late elementary age, all children are interested in learning more about the world of creepy-crawlies — so these lessons are guaranteed interest grabbers.

    With a minimal amount of pre-planning and effort, you can share lessons about ants, butterflies, frogs, worms, crayfish, millipedes, and yes — even grass! By simply reading these short lessons a few at a time, you will be ready for the next week’s session. This book will make your involvement as a teacher, whether in children’s church, Sunday school, pre-school, or elementary school, much less of a headache and more of a joy. Watch the children’s faces as they realize that God has a definite plan for everything he created. Does it not automatically follow, then, that he has a perfect plan for them?

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  • Thinking Through The Childrens Sermon


    Are children’s sermons useful? Are they to entertain or edify? And if they are meaningful, are they well prepared and well delivered? Armstrong addresses these and other questions as he shares his years of experience as a pastor who has delivered hundreds of children’s sermons. Useful and practical information about children, the message, and effective methods are explored. This is a must have book for clergy and lay leaders who will be responsible for sharing the Word of God with children.

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  • Sunflowers Sparrows And Salt


    Sunflowers, Sparrows, And Salt provides a year’s worth of simple, Bible-based lessons perfect for use in the classroom or the sanctuary, coupled with easily reproducible, ready-to-use activities that keep young people interested while helping them grasp the main concepts. There are coloring pages for younger children, plus puzzles and word games for older children — all working together to reinforce scriptural wisdom and Christian values. The lessons follow the seasons of the year, with material for both general and special occasions. This all-new collection of children’s sermons and activity pages from popular CSS author Julia Bland is sure to become an indispensable resource for pastors and Sunday school teachers.

    Lessons are included for these special days:
    * New Year’s Day
    * Valentine’s Day
    * Palm Sunday
    * Easter Sunday
    * Mother’s Day
    * Memorial Day
    * Father’s Day
    * Independence Day
    * Labor Day
    * Thanksgiving
    * Christmas

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  • Retelling The Story


    Is the typical didactic sermon still an adequate vehicle for communicating essential biblical truth? In this provocative and enlightening volume, Larry Lange contends that story sermons are a far more effective way to proclaim the Good News in a modern world that largely communicates through narrative-driven multimedia spectacle.

    The powerful stories in the Bible don’t need to be turned into morals or ideas to convey the gospel. But because they were composed in a radically different cultural context, they may require additional explanation or interpretation to make them relevant for contemporary audiences. So how can a preacher add narrative elements to these stories without diminishing their dramatic impact or changing their meaning?

    Retelling The Story outlines an innovative process for retelling biblical stories that utilizes fictional elements and contexts yet remains faithful to the scriptural text. Several creative and homiletical issues are comprehensively examined, and six sample sermons are included to illustrate various aspects of this process at work. Inject exciting new life into the old, old story with this primer for developing dramatic sermons that touch hearts and minds and souls.

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  • Lions And Cows Dining Together


    Stimulate your creativity with 112 imaginative “sermon starters” in this companion volume to Shaking Wolves Out Of Cherry Trees… Each idea consists of a clever title that’s sure to pique the interest of the people in the pews, along with a purpose statement and a brief discussion of the subject (including outline points and scripture references). Full of striking imagery, Lions And Cows Dining Together provides plenty of seeds for developing riveting, thought-provoking messages on a wide variety of critical topics. This homiletic “do-it-yourself” kit will be a treasured addition to any pastor’s library – combined with the material in its companion volume, there are over five years’ worth of pump-priming ideas for weekly sermons that apply Jesus’ teachings to contemporary living. But Lions And Cows Dining Together isn’t just for preachers – it’s also an excellent source of meditations for men’s, women’s, or youth groups as well as inspiring devotional reading.

    Here’s a sample of some of the inventive entries:

    * God Always Wins At Hide And Seek
    * Worship Is More Than Just Staying Awake
    * Can Pagan Objects Be Sanitized?
    * You Can Learn To Like Spinach, Liver, And Theology
    * Hell: But It’s A Dry Heat
    * Will Reverend Tortoise Ever Catch Doctor Hare?
    * Pearly Gates Entrance Exam
    * Pilgrim Or Tourist?

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  • Nelsons Ministers Manual NKJV


    The minister’s life is punctuated by unscheduled emergencies in the lives of church members or other acquaintances. Here is a resource to help deal with those occurrences seamlessly. Features include: wedding sermons, issues to address in premarital counseling, funeral sermons, a graveside service, a hospital visitation checklist, and much more! An instant resource for minister–a handy pocket reference no minister should be without!

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  • Nelsons Ministers Manual KJV


    Special events and unscheduled emergencies are a way of life for pastors. This handy pocket resource will help you manage it all! Includes funeral services and Scriptures; wedding sermons; issues to address in premarital counseling; hospital-visit checklist; important verses to share with the sick or dying; alternative witnessing plans; registration forms; and more.

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  • Big Influence Of Small Things


    Anyone who has done children’s sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that “I learn more from the children’s sermon than I do from the real sermon.” And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it’s no accident that children’s sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches.

    Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year’s worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the “lesson” uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the “application” connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim.

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  • Lifetime Of Blessing


    In the same successful formula as ‘World of Blessing’, Geoffrey Duncan has compiled blessings from a great variety of resources to commemorate every conceivable stage of life from planning and praying for a child to bidding loved ones farewell. aaIn between there are a wide range of thanksgiving and blessing prayers for pregnancy, the birth of a baby, adoption and fostering, christening or naming ceremonies,godparents, growing up, starting school, birthdays, confirmation or church membership,friendship, love, work, leaving home, engagement, marriage, moving house, anniversaries, the big’O’s(!)and all important occasions in life-joyful or sad. aaA unique pastoral and personal resource that will be used over and over again.

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  • More Movie Based Illustrations For Preaching And Teaching


    Preachers and teachers recognize that movies are having a powerful voice in influencing the thoughts and ideas of modern Americans. Therefore, increasing numbers of preachers/speakers are using video movie clips or verbal references to contemporary movie scenes in church services and classrooms. But how do they find an appropriate movie to relate to a particular theme or text? Using the extensive indexes in More Movie-Based Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching will enable them to refer to illustrations in context and even locate where the clip can be found. The illustrations are contemporary and provide extended descriptions of the settings and dialogue for the selected scenes. Ninety to ninetyfive percent of these illustrations have never before appeared in print. Purchasers of the book will also receive a free threemonth subscription to Christianity Today’s This useful reference tool will help any preacher or speaker find moving illustrations to connect with today’s audiences and reinforce biblical truths.

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  • He Who Laughs Last


    Have you ever been asked to… …make a speech? …write a newsletter? …emcee for a banquet? …introduce a guest speaker? …participate in doing a roast? …place quotes on a marquee? …locate filler for a church bulletin? …come up with a sermon illustration? Then this is the resource for you. It is categorized topically to make it easy to find just the right material for that special event or that audience waiting for something new. Are you tired of poring through thousands of pages, finding nothing just right for your occasion? This book has been written out of the author’s frustration in those same situations. Even if you don’t have any speeches to make, you’ll enjoy reading He Who Laughs, Lasts just because it’s fun! The author has been a public school teacher, principal, college professor, and church staff member.He draws from all of these venues for his material. This book contains real life illustrations from the church house to the school house. It includes dozens of tried and proven audience pleasers. Anson Nash has spent a career collecting material to use in speeches and presentations given to PTA groups and principal workshops. This material is also for emceeing banquets, preaching sermons, and entertaining friends. The author decided to share his files with others who might experience the same frustrations in searching for clean, appropriate material.

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  • Help Im Leading A Childrens Sermon 2


    1. Common Lectionary Year A
    2. Common Lectionary Year B
    3. Common Lectionary Year C

    Additional Info
    Children are an important part of the worshiping community and need to have opportunities that create for them a sense of belonging. Children’s sermons provide this opportunity and should be events of proclamation. Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2 continues a collection of children’s sermons designed to involve children creatively in worship and in the proclamation of the Word.

    Like the first volume, this collection contains two sermons for each Sunday with an emphasis on Scripture, including key verses to be read within the sermon. The sermons invite children to participate in corporate worship in a meaningful, creative way by asking questions and using hands-on activities to explain themes such as grace, discipleship, repentance and miracles. Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2 is an essential book for any worship leader

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  • Windows For Life


    Whether you’re looking for a great collection of sermon illustrations, or just want to enjoy reading amusing and inspiring anecdotes drawn from a lifetime in the ministry, Windows For Life is a fascinating book you’ll want to include in your library. In this companion to his popular Windows For Sermons, Don Yocom shares a treasure trove of humorous and insightful stories on a wide range of topics. Each “window” sheds light on faith and life, and is an excellent source of material for preaching and teaching. And a convenient topical index makes it easy to quickly locate items on a specific subject.

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  • Taste The Bread


    Designed for clergy and lay leaders to use in preaching to children from kindergarten through upper-elementary school. Each book uses selected Scripture passages and focuses on biblical and theological themes.

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  • Stories Told Under The Sycamore Tree


    Poets and the scriptures have often spoken of Jesus as the “lily of the valley” or the “rose of Sharon,” and the Bible is filled with intriguing references to a wide variety of flora. But what did these plants look like? You’ll find out, and learn much more as well in this fascinating follow-up volume to the popular Learning From The Lizard.

    Stories Told Under The Sycamore Tree examines 52 notable flowers, trees, fruits, and other plants in the Bible. Each lesson includes an informative description based on scientific research and scripture, a reflection on the plant’s symbolism, and a prayer, along with superb color illustrations from award-winning nature artist Scott Patton.

    These attention-getting, inspiring, and enriching messages are perfect for use with children — there’s a year’s worth of fresh material. But they’re not just for youngsters; they’re also excellent for personal devotions and sermon preparation. Stories Told Under The Sycamore Tree is a visual and meditative feast that will give you a greater appreciation for the wonders of God’s creation.

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  • Movie Based Illustrations For Preaching And Teaching


    A handy reference volume of movie clip illustrations that connect with today9s audiences and reinforce biblical truths Movies have become the stories of our culture. People love to discuss favorite movies and actors, and this interest can help you communicate God9s Word with power_if you have exciting, movie-based illustrations at your fingertips. Now the editors of have gathered the best movie-based illustrations, the scenes that convey biblical truth convincingly. This collection contains 101 complete illustrations straight from popular movies that your listeners can relate to. Each illustration is easy to use_you don9t even have to be familiar with the movie to share the truth it portrays. * Complete index includes multiple keywords and relevant Scripture passages for easy selection. * Each illustration provides plot summary and detailed description of the scene_you can tell the story well even if you haven9t seen the movie. * Exact beginning time and ending time are given for each illustration, if you9d like to show the video clip. * Each illustration gives background information on the movie, including year created, MPAA rating, and more. Bring home biblical truths for your congregation or class in a dramatic way by incorporating these movie illustrations into your future messages and lessons and then receive a FREE 90-day trial membership and access to over 7,600 sermon illustrations at!

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