Good for little kids too.
1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke 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.”
Usually write the verses on a bit of paper, put them in an envelope or roll them up like a scroll, hide the verses outside and get the kids to hunt for it to get them pumped for the message then bring them in.
PROP – TORCH (Flashlight)
What is this?
What does it do?
What happens if you don’t have one?
(and so forth)
If you have a torch, you can walk around in the dark and not trip over. You wont get lost either because you can see where you are going.
If you have a torch you wont fall into a ditch, or into the path of a train, or into a lion, because you will be able to see it coming and get out of the way.
If you’ve got a torch you can also show people who don’t have a torch around so you can help them out too.
Jesus is like a torch. Jesus is the light that shows us which way to go. If we walk with Jesus we wont get lost and we wont trip over.
If we walk with Jesus as our torch we can see when the lions are coming towards us and we can go somewhere safe.
Jesus teaches us which way to walk. He teaches us to love God and to love each other.
Sometimes torch batteries can go flat. Its really important that we walk with other people who know Jesus so that when our torch batteries go flat we can still see which way to go.
God can give us torches and make our batteries fuller and more powerful. All we have to do is get to know Him and follow Jesus.