Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2

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Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2
Lent to Pentecost

by Marcia Taylor Thompson

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Paperback/128 Pages

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ISBN: 1-57312-331-5

Brief Description

Children are an important part of the worshiping community and need to have opportunities that create for them a sense of belonging. Children’s sermons provide this opportunity and should be events of proclamation. Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2 continues a collection of children’s sermons designed to involve children creatively in worship and in the proclamation of the Word.

Like the first volume, this collection contains two sermons for each Sunday with an emphasis on Scripture, including key verses to be read within the sermon. The sermons invite children to participate in corporate worship in a meaningful, creative way by asking questions and using hands-on activities to explain themes such as grace, discipleship, repentance and miracles. Help! I’m Leading a Children’s Sermon, Volume 2 is an essential book for any worship leader.

About the Author

Marcia Taylor Thompson is a writer and teaches adjunctly at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is a mother of three sons, Nathanael, Andrew, and Matthew, and a ministry partner with her husband, Philip Thompson. Marcia has served as a Preschool/Children’s Minister and Weekday Director in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia and has written and edited for Smyth & Helwys FaithSteps and Intersection curriculum for children and youth.

Table of Contents

Common Lectionary Year A
Talking Snakes First Sunday in Lent: Gen 2:15-17; 3:1-7 2
A Time of Confession First Sunday in Lent: Ps 32 4
A New Home Second Sunday in Lent: Gen 12:1-4a 5
No Sleep Second Sunday in Lent: Ps 121 6
We Want It Now! Third Sunday in Lent: Exod 17:1-7 7
God Bragging Third Sunday in Lent: Rom 5:1-11 8
It’s Not What You Look Like Fourth Sunday in Lent: 1 Sam 16:1-13 9
Hide and Seek Fourth Sunday in Lent: Eph 5:8-14 11
My Hero Fifth Sunday in Lent: Ps 130 12
Full of Feeling Fifth Sunday in Lent: John 11:1-45 13
Who Am I? Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Matt 21:1-11 14
Easter Life Easter Sunday: Col 3:1-4 15
Occupied by God Second Sunday of Easter: Ps 16 16
O How I Love Jesus Second Sunday of Easter: 1 Pet 1:3-9 17
Loving God Third Sunday of Easter: Ps 116:1-4, 12-19 18
How Do We Know Jesus? Third Sunday of Easter: Luke 24:13-35 19
Day by Day Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:42-47 21
Lost and Found Fourth Sunday of Easter: 1 Pet 2:19-25 23
All Seasons Fifth Sunday of Easter: Ps 31:1-5, 15-1 24
Praying in Jesus’ Name Fifth Sunday of Easter: John 14:1-14 25
Come and Hear Sixth Sunday of Easter: Ps 66:8-20 26
How Do We Tell? Sixth Sunday of Easter: 1 Pet 3:13-22 28
Make Us One Seventh Sunday of Easter: John 17:1-11 29
God Cares for You Seventh Sunday of Easter: 1 Pet 4:12-14; 5:6-11 31
Say It! Pentecost: 1 Cor 12:3b-13 32

Common Lectionary Year B
A Rainbow of Promise First Sunday in Lent: Gen 9:8-17 34
Waiting for God to Teach First Sunday in Lent: Ps 25:1-10 36
Worship God Second Sunday in Lent: Ps 22:23-31 37
You Can Count on It Second Sunday in Lent: Rom 4:13-25 38
Word Power Third Sunday in Lent: Ps 19 39
Jesus’ Zeal Third Sunday in Lent: John 2:13-22 40
A Gathered Thankful People Fourth Sunday in Lent: Ps 107:1-3, 17-22 42
Our Life, A Big Thank You Fourth Sunday in Lent: Eph 2:1-10 43
Glued to It Fifth Sunday in Lent: Ps 119:9-16 45
What’s a Covenant? Fifth Sunday in Lent: Jer 31:31-34 46
Shouting Hosanna! Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Mark 11:1-11 48
Good News Reminders Easter Sunday: 1 Cor 15:1-11 50
They Saw for Us Second Sunday of Easter: John 20:19-31 51
Together Second Sunday of Easter: Ps 133 53
Eyewitness Third Sunday of Easter: Luke 24:36-48 54
God’s Children Third Sunday of Easter: 1 John 3:1-17 55
God is My Shepherd Fourth Sunday of Easter: Ps 23 56
Words or Ways? Fourth Sunday of Easter: 1 John 3:16-24 57
Remember the Lord Fifth Sunday of Easter: Ps 22:25-31 59
Fruit Gushers 1 Fifth Sunday of Easter: John 15:1-8 60
Earth Praise Sixth Sunday of Easter: Ps 98, 61
Fruit Gushers 2 Sixth Sunday of Easter: John 15:9-17 62
Soak Up Happiness Seventh Sunday of Easter: Ps 1 63
That’s the Truth Seventh Sunday of Easter: John 17:6-1 64
Help Us Pray Pentecost: Rom 8:22-27 65

Common Lectionary Year C
Protector of the Faithful First Sunday in Lent: Ps 91 67
God’s Powerful Word First Sunday in Lent: Luke 4:1-13 68
Everyday Trusting Second Sunday in Lent: Gen 15:1-12, 17-18 70
Stand Firm Second Sunday in Lent: Phil 3:17–4:1 72
Seek and Call on the Lord Third Sunday in Lent: Isa 55:1-9 73
Whose Sin Is Worse? Third Sunday in Lent: Luke 13:1-9: 74
Where Would We Find Jesus? Fourth Sunday
in Lent: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 75
Christ’s Ambassadors Fourth Sunday in Lent: 2 Cor 5:16-21 77
What Did You Expect? Fifth Sunday in Lent: Isa 43:16-21 78
Full of Love Fifth Sunday in Lent: John 12:1-8 80
Speaking Stones Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Luke 19:28-40 81
We Are Witnesses Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34-43 82
Musical Praise Second Sunday of Easter: Ps 150 84
Easter Every Day Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 5:27-32 (33-42) 85
Instruments of Change Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) 87
Gone Fishing Third Sunday of Easter: John 21:1-19 88
What Do You Want? Fourth Sunday of Easter: Ps 23 90
All God’s People Fourth Sunday of Easter: Rev 7:9-17 91
Free Spirit Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 11:1-18 93
What Makes Us Different? Fifth Sunday of Easter: John 13:31-35 95
Shine On Us Sixth Sunday of Easter: Ps 67 96
Is It Fair? Sixth Sunday of Easter: John 5:1-9 97
Call to Worship Seventh Sunday of Easter: Ps 97 99
Jesus Prayed For Us Seventh Sunday of Easter: John 17:20-26 100
A Helper For Us Pentecost: John 14:8-17: 101

Appendix
Comfort and Help Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Isa 50:4-9a 103
Branches and Light Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Ps 118:1-2, 19-27 104
Shaped by Christ Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm): Phil 2:5-11 106
Announcing the Good News Easter Sunday: John 20:1-18 107
Rejoice! Easter Sunday: Ps 118:1-2, 14-24 109
Lord of All Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34-43 110
Jesus’ Words Ascension Sunday: Acts 1:1-11 111
Praying for Wisdom Ascention Sunday: Eph 1:15-23 113
The Pentecost Story Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21 115

Bibliography
Scripture Index
Subject Index

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