Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams

Sermon Title: "The Price Is Right"

Scripture Reading:  Luke 6:20-23

$$$$$$ POSTER:

Option 1: Make a Poster with $ signs vertically along the left side. Children can list "things" that have a HIGH PRICE TAG but that might not necessarily honor God.

Option 2: The poster is the same as in Option 1, but children will list the sins that JESUS PAID FOR by giving His LIFE which was PRICELESS!

PRICE TAG: Have the children make a "price tag" with string or yarn attached (made from colored recipe cards with both ends slanted at a 45 degree angle) to hang around their neck. The price tag could say "BOUGHT WITH A PRICE", I Cor. 6:20; "JESUS PAID THE PRICE", "GOD'S SPECIAL TREASURE", etc. (Something could be written BOTH sides of price tag, if desired, so that something shows on both sides if the tag flips over).

CHALKBOARD REWARD COMPARISON: Create two columns on the chalk board.  Column 1: EARTHLY REWARDS; Column 2: HEAVENLY REWARDS.

1.  Discuss how others might treat us if we follow Jesus and list these ideas in Column 1 - Examples: others might hate us, leave us out of things, insult us and say cruel things.

2.  Discuss OUR REWARDS in HEAVEN if we follow Jesus here on earth and list these ideas in Column 2 - Examples: mansion, gold streets, never sick, never sleep, sing with angels, happy, joyful, etc.

TREASURES TREAT (or other candy ideas) - Children can draw $$$$ signs on a small Styrofoam cup and their name, the Bible verse, or "I have a great REWARD in heaven", etc, and as they answer questions by the teacher for today's lesson, they can pick TREASURES candies for their cup to take home! Encourage children to share the Bible Story today and share a TREASURES candy with someone else!! (Other candy ideas could be used such as the gold foil chocolate coins; PayDay bars, 100,000 candy bars, etc).

Song:  "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus " arr. by Charles & Elaine Kirkpatrick

Words and Music (pdf)

MP3 Accompaniment Track (2x)

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Song:  "Seek Ye First" by Karen Lafferty

Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot provide words and music, but this song should be readily available in many song books and hymnals.  It is available in Word/Integrity Music's Celebration Hymnal. (No.713)

About Carol Williams
Carol and her husband have been in the ministry for 35 years.  They have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and for the last 14 years in Indiana.  Carol loves to work with children so you will find her teaching in Junior Church and children's Sunday School.  She also has clowning ministry in which she is known as Bubbles tc (the clown).
 
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