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Ready or Not

Theme Verse:
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him. Matthew 24:44

Supplies:
safety belt, life vest, model or picture of a house, matches, cross (This may also be done by drawing a simple picture of each object.)

Application:
(Show safety belt.) If any of you knew that you were headed for danger, you would be sure to be ready. Here’s a seat belt. If you knew that when you got in the car today to go home, you were going to be in a terrible accident that would throw you through the windshield, you would be sure to wear your seat belt and be ready! (Show life vest.) If you were going out in a boat on the ocean and knew that the boat was going to sink and you couldn’t swim, you would be sure to wear your life vest and be ready to escape that danger! (Show the house.) If you knew a hurricane was going to hit town today, you wouldn’t go to the beach for a swim; you’d shut yourself up in the sturdiest room in your house and be ready! (Light match to show flames.) Why, then, would someone choose the danger of hell–never-ending fire made to torture Satan–when he or she could choose salvation through Jesus and go to heaven. (Show cross.) Salvation through Jesus is the way to escape the danger of hell and be ready for Jesus’ coming!

Copyright © 1997 Alisa J. Linn
Children’s Ministry Today

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