Tis Your Birthday

Text (Psalm 85:12) Oh Yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty; our land responds with Bounty and Blessing. (The Message-Eugene Peterson) Thought starters I’d like to tell you a story on this special weekend. Samuel Smith was born almost 200 years ago in 1808 in the state of Massachusetts. He was so good in school he […]

The Sermon that Rhymed

Text (Psalm 30:12) That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. (New International Version) Thought starters I brought a Hymnal with me today. We have already used it this morning. I wanted you to take a closer look at it. Most of […]

The Key to a Growing Church is a Powerful Children’s Ministry

The following is an excerpt from a chapter titled "From Premise to Promise" in the e-book ‘Empowering the Children’s Minister: Key to Winning the World for the Lord Jesus Christ’ by Rev. Gary R. Linn. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not […]

Having a Heart for God

Power Point: God can show us whether or not we really have a heart for Him and want to be used by Him. Matthew 25:23 His master replied, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your […]

Children’s Prayer Meetings

When teaching children to pray during a special children’s prayer meeting, or to teach them to pray in your weekly service, an important key is to keep kids’ interest by being goal oriented. Each prayer time should have a theme. If you meet weekly, you may want to keep a theme for a month at […]


Power Point: Compromise is the first step to being destroyed. Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live Supplies: rat trap, small, dry stick (Show the rat trap.) This is a trap. […]

Dr. Mel Practice – The Brain Transplant

Dr. Mel Practice is a crazy doctor who usually ends up messing up whatever he is doing. Romans 12:2, “but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The skit begins in the operating room where Dr. Mel Practice and his helper are standing over their patient. The patient is lying on the table covered […]