If you're new here, please subscribe to my RSS feed or email. Thanks for visiting! I brought empress ki season 1 episode 27 trumpet with me today. Would you like to hear me play it? Try to play it. Well did you know that in the Bible wars were won by using trumpets? Several times God send the Israelites into battle and guess what He said to do? He said to put the praisers on the front line!
If you were going into battle who would you want to put on the front line? Wait for responses. Probably your strongest and most skilled warriors.
Lesson 95: Giving That Pleases the Lord (Luke 21:1-4)
But God told Joshua to march around the walls of Jericho and put the trumpet players on the front line! God also told Jehoshaphat to send the praisers out in front.
Would you want to be on the front lines of a battle singing and playing music? Probably not! Do you know what praising is? In Psalm it says that praise is giving thanks to God.
We often will do this by singing and playing instruments. Basically it is thanking God for the Good things He has done. I think I would be pretty nervous! When the trumpets blew and the people started to sing and shout giving praise to God and thanking Him for the things that He has done, God fought the battle for them!
God tore the walls of Jericho down! God defeated the enemy! It is hard to do! But when we begin to give thanks to God and praise Him then amazing things begin to happen. When we give thanks to God then He will fight out battles for us! Start to sing! Start to praise God. Give thanks to our Lord! And let Him fight and win the battle for you! Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
You can also subscribe without commenting. Signing you up! Join for Free Updates. Bible Lessons for You To Use!The best part is coming home and taking inventory of all the goodies. Sometimes the box is completely empty because they devoured them after only a day or so.
This drives me crazy because I wanted some too! That way I can have them all to myself! Well, maybe not for obvious reasons. The teenagers in your ministry probably struggle with the concept of giving as well. They just neglect actually living it out in every day situations. Looking for youth group lessons or Bible lessons for kids? Set up the jars, cups, and bowls on the floor. You can put some close to each other and some spread out more.
Mark several lines with the tape in front of the jars. Make the first line right in front of them, the next line a few feet back, the next line further back, etc. Do this until the final line is all the way across the room from the jars.
Give each student five pennies. Explain that the goal is to get the pennies into the jars and cups or whatever else you have put out. For each penny they land in a jar, they get two more pennies. Have the students line up behind the first line and let everyone toss a penny. Give the students who make it into a jar two more pennies. Once everyone has gone, have them move to the next line and repeat this.
Again, give the winners two more pennies. Continue going through all the taped off lines. Once a student runs out of pennies, they are out. Once you get to the last line, have remaining students compete until there is just one student left. The last student to still have any pennies wins. That was a pretty interesting game, right?However, it can also be adapted to meet your specific ministry needs.
Raise your hand if you like giving stuff up. I want to! Please let me give it away…. I like things to go my way, I like things to be easy, fun, and simple, and I like to be comfortable. Put on bathrobe, slippers, get pillow and remote. Sit down, relax, eat a few pretzels. I like this kind of life. Is there a problem with this? No, God wants us to rest. But what if I spent every hour of every day changing channels in my pajamas? Is there a problem with that? What would it be? Do you think these people got where they are today watching cartoons every hour of every day?
Or do you think they may have needed to give up something or sacrifice to be successful? Each of these people, in their own ways, have achieved great things. But it seems like they needed to give up something — in some cases — a lot of things to achieve greatness.
This is called sacrifice. Turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew What did Jesus give up in these verses? A home! He left the mansions of heaven to come to earth and He never even had a place to lay His head! I can be a wimp! I can be lazy! I can make a lot of excuses! Jesus heard just about every excuse there ever was. For our Bible reading, I need you guys to be detectives and try to figure out the excuses people gave in these passages. We can laugh at the excuses in the Bible and some of them are pretty funny, but the sad thing is that these people missed the best party ever!
This was a banquet feast!Giving is a subject often preached upon in churches. Many adults need a reminder and admonition to practice giving regularly. Even though our children do not have a regular income aside from a possible allowancethey still need to begin learning about what the Bible teaches about being a generous and sacrificial giver. This lesson focuses on the story of the poor widow who gave away all she had even though it was a meager two copper coins.
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Sacrifice of Praise
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We never charge or ask for donations. That means no permission is needed as long as you credit this Ministry-To-Children. Sellersburg, IN Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Footer Search the siteEach week in our children's ministry service, we take a minute before the offering time to teach the kids a lesson about giving. We are seeking to give them a foundation of generosity, so they can experience a lifetime of the blessings and joy of being a giver. Here are 10 object lessons we've used in recent months to teach kids about giving.
Feel free to use these in your ministry. Ask the kids which the Bible says is greater Explain to the kids that it's okay to receive things. It's nice to get awards, birthday gifts, etc. But it's even better to give to help others because it makes an eternal difference and you're like Jesus when you give.
He came to give instead of receive. Don't Close Your Eyes Read Proverbs with the kids - "Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.
Explain that there are people locally and around the world who are in need. They are in need physically and spiritually. When we see this, we have two choices. We can respond by giving or close our eyes to their needs.
Have the kids close their eyes to the picture of the kids in need for a few seconds and then open them back up. Encourage kids to not close their eyes to those in need, but to look and respond by giving their offering to help others both physically and spiritually.
When you do this, God has promised to provide for your needs. Overflowing Read Luke with the kids - "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. Have another clear cup that is half full with water. Pour some water from the half full cup into the empty cup. Bring out a clear pitcher of water.
Use the pitcher to overflow the cup you poured water from. Explain as you are doing this that when we give, God has promised to fill us back up to overflowing. You can't out give God.Object Lesson On Giving
It is located in Sequoia National Park. It is feet around and feel tall. It started as a simple seed that was planted in the ground years ago. It will grow into big things and make a big impact in people's lives. In God We Trust Hold up a dollar bill. Ask kids if they have ever noticed that it says "In God We Trust. Explain that we should put God first with our money hold up the whole apple.
Put God first in your giving.Kids love to have their minds blown. Years ago I was doing a kids service in the main auditorium for the entire church. My big object lesson was a needle through the balloon. Pretty cool, right? I thought so, but to be sure I tested the illusion. Then, I stepped out onto the stage and proceeded to pop five balloons in succession. I wanted to crawl under the stage and escape out of the back. Needless to say this object lesson will not be on the list. Some object lessons for kids have rocked while others landed with a thud.
Hopefully, this list will save you some time and help you create a fun service for your kids. This is a fun object lesson because most kids, and adults, have never experienced this before.
Miracles Berries are an all-natural tablet that dissolves in your mouth, and it basically changes your taste buds. Things that taste sour become sweet. Let the tablet fully dissolve.
Then, have them taste the items right there on stage. The child will start devouring the lemon. This object lesson requires the use of a purchased illusion. Place a regular peppermint stick into the bag, and then pull out an 8-foot tall peppermint stick. The kids have no idea how you got an 8-foot object inside that bag.
We love one-foot by one-foot brown cardboard boxes in our kids ministry, and probably have a couple hundred of them stored away. You can do tons of object lessons with them, and they work great for building props. As the Bible storyteller stood next to the box it was easy for the kids to get the idea of how tall Goliath stood over David. When the teacher explained how a stone hit Goliath and the giant tumbled to the ground, the teacher knocked the boxes down with force.
Boxes flew across the stage. It was a visual that stuck with the kids.She added a P. Talk about having your priorities straight! They sent her a nice thank-you note. After that, Iacocca called her to say thanks again, and he invited her to visit Liberty Island with him. But she said she had to clean her house. On two other occasions when he was in New York, Iacocca called her, but she was always too busy.
Perhaps the most touching gift came from 78 homeless Vietnamese refugees, living in a camp in Thailand. These were people who had lost everything but hope. They were willing to give what little they had for that symbol of liberty. Their gift was probably most like that of this anonymous widow whom Jesus commended.
Among the throngs of worshipers in Jerusalem that Passover week, Jesus singled her out as the outstanding example. Her sacrificial giving pleased the Lord and is held up to us as an example for our giving. I doubt that any of us, myself included, has ever come close to giving what this poor widow gave. So in looking at this incident, most of us are standing near sea level looking up at this woman on Mount Everest. While we may never get there ourselves, we can learn much from her that will help us please God with our giving.
Three lessons:. He saw this poor widow and her gift. He still sees every giver and gift! There were 13 boxes with brass trumpet-shaped openings, narrow at the top, wider at the bottom, where worshipers could give. Since there was no paper money, you could hear the sound of the coins clinking into those boxes. No one noticed her, except the Lord. There were many Passover worshipers coming into the Temple that day, dropping their donations into the boxes.
Probably none of them noticed Jesus sitting there. But He noticed each one of them, including this anonymous widow. He not only knew how much she gave, but in His omniscience, He even knew that it was all she had to live on. The same is true today, each time we give to the Lord: He is watching. He knows every giver, rich and poor. People may give anonymously, not noticed by men. I purposely do not know what anyone in this church gives.