Week of Apr 28th

Children’s Sermon & Testimonies

April 28th – May 4th

One of the most effective tools you have for sharing your faith is the story of how Jesus Christ gave you eternal life and how He has enriched your life. The Apostle John wrote, "We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard" (1 Jn. 1:3), testifying about his relationship to Jesus Christ.

Prayer:  Faithful God, we give you thanks and praise For every story of faith found, Every testimony of healing given, Every experience of hope strengthened, And every revelation of your love received.  We pray for strength and courage to speak Your name with conviction and faith.  When I feel weak, I will turn to you!  Amen! 

MONDAY- Luke 8:26-39  Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

Do you find it easy to believe that there are supernatural (i.e., non-human) entities who are evil?  Why or why not?  Has this always been the case with you?  Have your views changed?  Do you think Jesus believed in demons?  Why do people today doubt? 

TUESDAY-  I Timothy 1:6-14

So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 

Paul’s letter to Tim is a careful reminder of the suffering that we’ll all suffer while on earth, but our testimony to share with the world is something that our lost world desperately needs.Where does your strength come from?Who knows or needs to hear your story?

WEDNESDAY- Matthew 10:26-33

We all have fears, but we all have fears.  Many things we fear for no reason.  Some things we don’t fear that we should.  In this text Jesus describes the proper place, of fear.  Three times in this text, the disciples are told by Christ to not fear.  We are told not to fear man, but rather to fear God.  Because we have been made righteous, we have total faith in God’s gift of grace and message(s) that he’s put inside us.

THURSDAY-  Titus 3:3-7

A person is radically changed when they believe on Jesus Christ who came, died, rose again and then had the Spirit of God implanted in each believer to actively live out Christ-like lives.  Why do you think people are afraid to share their faith, despite having an all-powerful father who desires us to share His name and story with others? 

FRIDAY- Psalm 40:9-10

I have told the glad news of deliverance
    in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
    as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
    I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
    from the great congregation.

What is your glad news to share with others?  

SATURDAY- I John 5:6-12

This week look for opportunities to celebrate the work of God as it shows up in your life (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.). Don’t miss out on what God is doing because of a focus on man-made rules and ideas about what God can and can’t do.