(Yesterday as I was thinking about what I wanted to share for children talk, I imagined that if I were to pass away the very next day that this would be the one message I would want the children to hear. I would want them to know that Jesus is THE most important thing. Jesus, and the message of the Gospel. Those two things.)
Main point: It’s all about JESUS. Without Jesus we have nothing. It’s not the same without him. He is the most important thing to all we believe.
Props: Oreo cookie, Banana, Cheeseburger, Plate and Tea towel to hold food items, Pillow, bag to hide pillow
Script: Good morning church 🙂 Good morning children
(Whisper) God is good?
All the time. And all the time? God is good 😀 Fantastic.
Who here went back to school this week? (Show of hands from children)
Remember last week during children talk how I asked everyone to think of one friend at school who didn’t yet believe in Jesus so we could pray for them? Who saw that friend at school this week?
Awesome! How great is that? To know that God is working in our friends’ lives? WOW. I just want to encourage you. Don’t stop praying for them. Continue to do that. Because God is going to help them believe in Jesus one day. I know because I’ve seen it happen to one of my friends.
Okay this morning I want to show you something. I have (volunteer) up here to help me.
I’ve brought along 4 objects. (Volunteer holds up plate with items covered by the tea towel. Uncover the plate.)
What’s the first object? An oreo.
The second? Banana. Third? A cheeseburger.
I’m going to do something with these objects now.
(Begin to take out the most important bits)
Oreo cookie (Take out the cream with plastic knife) I don’t want this part, do you think I should throw it away?
Banana (Take out the banana, keep the peel) How about the banana? I just want the peel.
Cheeseburger (Take out the patty and filling. Keep the bread. Or take out the burger and keep the wrapping). I don’t need that, I just need the outside
My pillow (Take out the stuffing) I’m just gonna use it like this.
Wait. Why can’t I do that? What did I do to all these four objects?
Took away the most important parts.
That’s right. I shouldn’t have done that because it’s not the same without the most important parts.
Now I want to ask you, what is the most important thing about being a Christian?
The most important thing is this one person.
Without Jesus we would not have church, the Bible, the Good News, or Christianity
Even in the words Christian, Christianity, Disciple, there is Jesus.
DISCIPLESHIP (DISCIPLE, of who? Of Jesus)
Without Christ we would not be Christians, Not have Christianity, Or even be disciples. Because who are we following? Jesus!
It’s all about JESUS.
Can we say that together?
It’s ALL ABOUT JESUS.
Without Jesus we have nothing. Just like if we take out the patty, we don’t have a burger, we just have bread. If we take out Jesus we don’t have Christianity. We don’t have Discipleship, we don’t have church.
Let’s ask God to help us remember that it’s all about Jesus and to focus on him as the most important thing in our lives.
Close in prayer for the children: Dear Father God, thank you so much that you have given us the most important thing. That is, your Son Jesus Christ. To die for our sins. Without him we have nothing, we are nothing. Would you just help us now not to forget and be distracted by other things. Help us to keep him at the centre of our lives. In Jesus’ precious and mighty name, AMEN.