471. The story of Barabbas and Jesus

A great story to tell about the power of Easter

"Barabbas was listening hard.  The crowd went quiet and he could hear a man's voice speaking.  The next thing he heard was a great shout "BARABBAS, BARABBAS, WE WANT BARABBAS!"  (Get the children to shout it out, really loudly).  "Wonderful!"  thought Barabbas. "It must be my mates, come to get me out of prison!"  He began to feel much more cheerful.  But then the crowd went quiet again, and again the man spoke.  He couldn't hear Pilate's words, but Pilate was asking "What do you want me to do with Jesus?"

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Themes:

The gospel, Jesus dying for our sins, Jesus dying in our place, to live for Christ

An easy to tell Bible story

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This Bible story was (re-)written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) for a school assembly, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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308. Praying for the persecuted church - the complete liturgy

 

The complete liturgy in pdf based on the seven words of Jesus on the cross

You can use these seven creative prayer ideas to help children, teenagers and adults pray for persecuted Christians and the persecuted church all over the world. 

To help you in this you can download the complete PDF file below.

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Setting:

Children's Sunday School, children's ministry, kids ministry, Messy church, youth work, youth group, teenagers, small church, prayer nights

Scripture reference:

Luke 23:34, Luke 23:43, John 19:26-27, Matthew 27:46, John 19:28, John 19:30, Luke 23:46

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307. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.


Praying for the persecuted church, using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total



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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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7. “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

Pick up the seventh candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“I’m going to give each of you a pebble. Please hold it in your hand so that it can warm up. A stone or a pebble takes on the temperature of its surroundings. If you put it in the freezer, it will become freezing cold. If you put it in boiling water, it will get really hot. Feel if your pebble is smooth, round, or perhaps sharp.

This pebble stands for the troubles of the persecuted church. You can put it in your pocket and discover it in a few days’ time and think:  “Oh yes, that’s true, the troubles of the persecuted church.” Then you’ll put it back in your pocket and discover it again in a week. This is what often happens in our prayers for the persecuted church.

But if you were to put the pebble in your shoe it would be a different story. You would feel it with every step you took. There are Christians who carry their cares and fears with them day and night. They wake up with them and go to bed with them.

Paul writes in his letter 1 Peter 5:7 - “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. We can cast our cares on him, and also those of our brothers and sisters who follow Christ, for he cares for us and for them.

On the table there’s a Bible open at the text of 1 Peter 5:7. I want to invite you to come forward and put your stone on this passage as a prayer and a promise for the persecuted church, that they can cast all their cares on Him.”

Activity:

Each participant is given a pebble. They can come forward in silence and lay their pebble on the Bible that is opened at 1 Peter 5:7.

Materials:

-  Pebbles
-  a Bible

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

306. It is finished - praying with children and adults for persecuted Christians


Praying for the persecuted church using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total


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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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6. “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

Pick up the sixth candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“It is finished. Jesus’ task had been completed. You couldn’t see it yet though. The only visible thing was a naked man on a cross. But the miracle had already happened. The reconciliation had already taken place! Humanity had been set free.

Today as we pray for the persecuted church, it may seem as if nothing has happened and nothing is going to happen. There’s nothing to see on the outside. But God said “It is finished”. He will give strength to our prayers. He has been at work in the persecuted church. He is at work in the persecuted church. He will be at work in the persecuted church.

Although it may still seem very dark for very many Christians suffering persecution, we know that there is hope for them. As a symbol of this hope, we are going to light tea lights; a silent prayer of hope.”

Activity :

Participants come forward to light a tea light from the one candle that is still left burning. These burning tea lights are a silent prayer of hope that God will fulfill His work within the persecuted church.

Materials:

-  Tea lights

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

305. I am thirsty - praying with children and adults for persecuted Christians


Praying for the persecuted church, using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total


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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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5. “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)

Pick up the fifth candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“I am thirsty…..as we consider the persecution of a hundred million Christians, this is an experience that we all share. We all get thirsty. One can be thirsty not only for water, but for example one can thirst for justice. Thirst for love. Thirst for freedom, for healing. Thirst for not having to be afraid any more. Thirst for growth. I am thirsty.

There’s a heart of ice hanging in the room - it’s starting to melt. Maybe you had already noticed it. It’s hanging from a piece of wire, and the melted water is dripping into a bowl. If you’re quiet, you can hear the drops. What does this melting heart of ice represent?

Is it the tears of the persecuted church? Is it God who is crying with her? Is it His way of relieving her thirst? Is it possibly His love that can melt the hardest of hearts?

Come forward in silence and touch the heart of ice. Let the drops fall on your hands. Pray for the thirst of the persecuted church.”

Activity:

Beforehand, fill a silicone heart shaped baking form with chicken wire. Fill it up with water and put it in the freezer for 48 hours. Take the heart of ice out of the baking form and hang it from the ceiling with a piece of wire. Don’t forget to put a bowl underneath it to catch the waters as it starts to melt.

Participants can come forward, touch the heart of ice and let the drops of melted water fall on their hands. In the meantime they can pray for the thirst of the persecuted church.

Materials:

-  Silicone heart shaped baking form
-  Chicken wire
-  Wire

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

304. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?


Praying for the persecuted church using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total


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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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4. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)

Pick up the fourth candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“Christians who are being persecuted must have often uttered these words, out of fear and worry, even in prison. Cried out in their pain and despair: “My God, why have you forsaken me?” In the Bible we can read of the two men on the way to Emmaus after the crucifixion. They also knew disappointment and maybe also felt forsaken. But Jesus comes to walk with them. They don’t realise that it is Jesus who is with them. Only when they have invited Jesus into their home and he breaks the bread, do they see that it is Jesus!

When the bread was broken they saw that it was Jesus. Here is a loaf of bread, still whole. We will pass it round to each other, and, if you wish, you can break off a piece of bread and eat it, with the prayer that our persecuted brothers and sisters may know that Jesus will reveal Himself to them, even though they may feel forsaken.”

Activity:

A loaf of bread is passed round. The participants break off a piece and pray for a revelation of God’s presence to those who feel forsaken.

Materials:

A round, whole loaf of bread

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

303. Here is your son. This is your mother.


Praying for the persecuted church using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total


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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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3. “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)

Pick up the third candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“Even on the cross Jesus showed us who our family is. Today we are not praying for strangers. We are praying for our family, for our brothers and sisters. The only shame is that we know so little about them. How can we keep on praying for them in the long term?”

Something that helps me, is my junk drawer. Everyone has a junk drawer at home, with all sorts of objects that we really no longer use. I take an object, for example a calculator, and use it as a source of inspiration for my prayers. ‘ Help them to know that they can always count on You’ . Perhaps it’s a clothes peg: ‘ Please hold on tight to my brothers and sisters’.

Activity:

Participants are given a random object and are asked to say a short one or two sentence prayer for our persecuted family, using the object they have been given as a starting point.

Materials:

A basket full of random household objects

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

302. Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.


Praying for the persecuted church using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total

 

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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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2. "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)

Pick up the second candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“It is not always easy to come to Jesus. In the Bible we read of four friends who couldn’t get to Jesus through the door or through the window. Instead of giving up, they made a hole in the roof in order to make sure their paralysed friend could get to Jesus. The first words that Jesus spoke to this man were similar to his first words on the cross: “ All your sins are forgiven”. Only after having spoken these words did he heal the man and reveal who he was to the people in the house”.

Hand out pen and paper to everyone. On the ground at the front of the room there’ss a square that has been made of four long pieces of wood or cardboard.

“This square represents the hole in the roof that the four friends made when they brought the paralysed man to Jesus. Today we are going to become the fifth friend in the story. Write down the name of a person, a people, or a country. Then come forward in silence to put the note in the square on the ground. In this way we are bringing these people to Jesus, just as the four friends did thousands of years ago.”

Activity:

Participants write down the name of a person, people or country, and come forward to put the note in the square on the ground.

Materials:

- Small pieces of paper
- Pens
- Strips of wood or cardboard

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

301. Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing


Praying for the persecuted church using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total

 

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Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.

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1. “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)

Pick up the first candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“As we think about the persecuted church, it is natural to pray for her. Jesus’ first words on the cross were “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” . During this time of prayer for persecuted Christians, we do not only want to pray for those who are being persecuted. To start with we are going to pray for the persecutors. Those who are persecuting a hundred million Christians, through fanaticism, ignorance or any other reason.”

Hand out paper, pen and a pin to everyone. Ask them to forgive someone or to forgive an act that has been done to someone in the persecuted church. There is a piece of red cloth hanging at the front of the room.

“This red cloth is the cloak of forgiveness. This is a symbol for the cloak that king Herod hung on the broken shoulders of Jesus. If you would like to, you can write down a prayer for forgiveness for the persecutors, and come forward to pin it onto the cloak of forgiveness.”

Activity:

Participants write a prayer for forgiveness, come forward in silence and pin the paper on the cloak of forgiveness.

Materials:

-  Paper
-  Pens
 - Pins
-  A piece of red cloth.

All seven ideas:

Idea 301.  “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”. (Luke 23:34)
Idea 302.  "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Idea 303.  “Here is your son”. “This is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)
Idea 304.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Idea 305.  “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)
Idea 306.  “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Idea 307.  “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)  
Idea 308.  Download the complete liturgy as a PDF file

You could use this liturgy during a night of prayer for Open Doors. You could do all seven ideas one after another, or you could use one at the start of each hour throughout the night.

300. Jesus celebrates Passover


I’m so happy to be able to celebrate this Passover meal with you one more time. 

It’s a time of celebration in Israel. They are celebrating the Jewish Easter. All over the country families and friends have come together to eat. They eat the special Passover supper, with bread, wine, bitter herbs and the Passover lamb. Then they remember what happened a long time ago, when God freed Israel.

There’s a group of men walking along the road talking about the celebrations they are going to have. They are friends – in fact they are Jesus’ disciples.

“Where shall we prepare the Passover meal for tonight, Lord?” they ask Jesus.

“Two of you go to town,” says Jesus “and there you will meet a man carrying a jar of water. Follow him, until he goes inside a house, and tell the owner of the house that I have sent you, and ask where we can eat tonight. He will go upstairs with you and show you a room where everything is already. You can prepare the meal there.”

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An easy to tell Bible story

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This Bible story from Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-39 and John 13:1-17:26 was written by Ellen Zuijdwegt for a Dutch Sunday school method, but you can use it at home, within a church service, Sunday school setting or anywhere you like

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205. Interactive story for Good Friday

Introduction:
So many things seem to happen between the arrest of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. How can you help the children to make sense of all that happens?

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Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) have written a short script that you can use to 'walk' through all the events of Good Friday with the children.

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201. Interactive Resurrection Story for teenagers and adults

Introduction:
But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb, and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head and the other at the foot of where Jesus' body had been laid. They said to her “Woman, why do you weep?”

“They took my Master” she said, “and I don't know where they have put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there – but she didn't recognise him. Jesus spoke to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Who are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you took him, tell me where you have put him, so I can take care of him.”

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This is fun interactive story written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) about the resurrection of Jesus. You can do this in an Easter service, in a school assembly, in the sunday school. Anywhere where you are celebrating the resurrection of Christ with teenagers and adults

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200. Interactive Resurrection Story for children

Introduction:
"Mary and her friend were up very early.  They ran down to the tomb because they wanted to get there to look after Jesus' body.  They ran down the street.  They ran through the garden.  They were worrying about the guards.  And how would they move the stone in front of the tomb?   They ran on.  They found the guards had gone!  The stone had been moved!  The tomb was open!  Mary and her friend crept forward and peeped into the tomb.  There was NO BODY there!   Jesus had gone!"   

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This is fun interactive story written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) about the resurrection of Jesus. You can do this in an Easter service, in a school assembly, in the sunday school. Anywhere where you are celebrating the resurrection of Christ with children.

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171. Meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus

Introduction:
"Two of them, Cleopas and possibly Luke, who was the one who reported the story, decided not to wait about in Jerusalem any longer but to go back home - they were staying in Emmaus - about 7 miles away. It was early afternoon as they walked along together, down the rough road away from Jerusalem, until they began to follow the lovely green valley full of olive and lemon groves which led up to Bethany. A stranger joined them as they walked along, probably with the hood of his cloak over his head to protect against the sun. Can you guess who it was?  It was  this person - let's write his name up - JESUS!  But they didn't recognise him. He had a different robe  on for a start, his old one had been kept by the soldiers. It wasn't unusual for someone to join a group of walkers, it was safer to walk in a group."

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Themes:
Easter, the resurrection of Jesus, disappointed disciples, Jesus reveals himself, breaking of bread

A beautiful Bible story written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) with an easy to do painting. You can however also tell the story without a painting.

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170. The story of doubting Thomas

Introduction:
"A whole week went by and nobody saw Jesus, but then they were together in the upstairs room again, and this time Thomas was with them.  Suddenly Jesus appeared in the middle of them again.  He said "Look, Thomas!  It's me.  Touch me and feel me.  I'm real."  Thomas fell down on his knees (do so) and said "MY LORD and MY GOD!".  We hear people saying that all the time, don't we?  "Oh my God this, and Oh Lord that" but we should really be very careful about using those words.  The Bible says that God hates it if we use his name that way.  He really hates it.  Fine if we are talking to him or praying, but never just as an expression of shock or surprise.  Thomas would have known that.  He would never have said what he did unless he really believed that Jesus was God.  That's one of the reasons Christians believe that Jesus was God - Jesus didn't say "NO!  He accepted what Thomas said.  He accepted the fact that Thomas was on his knees worshipping him. "

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Themes:
Doubt, seeing is believing, touching Jesus, recognising Jesus as God

A beautiful Bible story written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries) with an easy to do painting. You can however also tell the story without a painting.

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31. Decorating the cross

Introduction:

In this creative task the children are going to decorate a cross. This is a follow-up of writing and drawing prayers on the cross (see idea 4).

Themes:

Light of the world, the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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This idea can be used for:

- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus

Bible text: 

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

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30. Contemplating the cross

Introduction:
The cross is one of the most important symbols within Christianity and will probably have been frequently spoken of in our children’s work. How do children experience the symbol of the cross? What does this mean for them?

Themes:
The symbol of the cross, Easter

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This idea can be used for:
- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus

Bible text: 
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Age:
6 – 12 years

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10. Tea light prayers


Use candles as a creative prayer idea

With the use of candles as symbols you can really bring new meaning to group prayer, making it interactive and special for both children and (young) adults. This idea can also be used as an object lesson for Christmas and Easter services. See the explanation below.

Themes:

Light of the world, Easter, Christmas.

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This idea can be used for:

- Creative prayer or children's moments during a service.
- Prayer rooms.
- An interactive ending to Christmas or Good Friday services.

Biible reference: 

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 – NIV)

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Scripture reference: John 8:12
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching, kids ministry, creative preaching, kids church