Happy Friday, KidMin Friends! I hope you've all had a wonderful week and are ready for your ministry this weekend. :D
As I was reading Scripture today, I suddenly had the thought...that's it!...my blog post for today! I love when that happens. LOL So, today's blog post is basically a lesson idea. It will in no means be EVERYTHING you need for a lesson, or be all printed out exactly how you need to present it. It will be more of an "idea" of a topic and props idea to build your lesson around. I'm going to write my thoughts and what the Lord impressed upon me, during my Bible reading. Then, you take it and arrange and organize it however it will fit your style best and your class or service. Enjoy!
TITLE: TREASURE IN CLAY JARS
VERSE in CSB: "Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us." 2 Corinthians 4:7
VERSE in NLT: "We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves."
GAME: Do a treasure hunt. Hide things inside items in your area. A number of ways you can do this, so have fun with it:
> Lots of little treasures hidden in obvious places
> One SPECIAL treasure hidden in the least expected place
> A list of items to be found
> Riddles to direct to items to be found
...Use your imagination and be creative to make this fun!
PROPS NEEDED FOR MESSAGE:
> A beautiful, jeweled treasure box, filled with JUNK!
* Broken items
* Holey socks
* Dirty Rocks
...etc...you get the point
> A clay jar, pot, with a lid
> Inside the clay, place sparkly/lighted items:
* Iridescent gift bag filler
* Lengths of sparkly beads
* Beautiful Christmas ornaments
* Battery operated light string
> If you use the light string, you will need to find a way to have the battery pack on the outside. OR you could turn it on before starting your lesson. Just be sure that the lid completely hides everything inside this clay jar!
MESSAGE POINT IDEAS (Use your imagination and make it into something amazing! This is just a starting point!):
> Like the beautiful treasure box, the world shows you all the things that look wonderful.
* Discuss examples:
- billboards of beautiful women smoking cigarettes
- tough cool guys on big signs advertising alcohol
- events planned during regular church services
- (depending on your age group and "worldly-wise" level) sex education making it a desired and normal activity for children