“Ladies and gentlemen! Step right up and direct your attention to the high flying acrobats in the big top! “
No circus is complete without the daring young men and women of the flying trapeze. People are fascinated, not because it is difficult to hang onto the bar, but because of that one second when the performer lets go of the old bar and reaches for the new one. In that instant the acrobat’s whole being is focused.
A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire.
I asked the Lord, “What shall I do?”
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed me out a tiny spot
And said, “Tend that for me.”
I quickly relied, “Oh no, not that.
“Why no one would ever see.
“No matter how well my work was done;
“Not that little place for me.”
Use this object lesson / children’s sermon as a lesson on how Jesus doesn’t just cover up our sin, but removes our sin.
- Lead or tin solder i.e. soft solder WITHOUT a resin core (can be bought from a hardware store)
- Coat hangers
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I am writing to say how much I care for you
and to say how much I want you to know me better.
When you awoke this morning,
I exploded a brilliant sunrise through your window,
hoping to get your attention,
but you rushed off without even noticing.
I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold.”
I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I stored
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before
In this game, participants are divided into opposing teams and must “capture their flag” to win.
Flag (Can be a cloth, frisbee, or almost anything easily carried by a participant)
This game requires a large outdoor play area such as a public park or camp setting.
Use this group building game to build community, teamwork, and trust within the group as members rely on the support of the group to prevent themselves from falling.