Children's Ministry Resources


January 26, 2016 -- Issue #3






In today's newsletter:

1) A Gift of Suffering?

2) Easter Production

3) Google Can . . . Devotional for Teens

4) Bible Game: Let Your Light Shine

5) Lent, Easter, Passover 2016

Feast of Israel Easter Passover


1) A Gift of Suffering?

I've read the book of Philippians many, many times---even studying it for a semester at university. Yet this verse stood out in a way I've never noticed; proving that God's Word truly is living and active, and meets us in the circumstances of our lives. I know so many people who are suffering. And as I've tried to make sense of my husband's and my years of suffering, this verse spoke to me in a profound way: For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him . . . Philippians 1:29 (NIV)

Granted? A GIFT of suffering? Maybe this verse and devotional will help you, or maybe you know someone who needs to read it. I wrote it in 2011, before my husband's brain injury. I've now updated it to include the "gift of suffering" passage. This "gift" isn't something I would have requested, but I believe God is using it for his glory, and it may even benefit others; in this I can rejoice! Read more.



                                Bible Lesson Plans

Bible Lesson Plans for Sunday school



2) Easter Production?

I want to put on an Easter production for my Sunday school groups to include plays, poems, songs, and activities.

--from SSTN: to all the teachers and subscribers of SSTN, do you have an Easter resource that you've written that you can share? Send it to:

In the meantime, check out the Easter Skits section within our website.



3) GOOGLE® Can . . . Devotional for Teens

Hi, let me introduce myself. I’m Google® I can do all kinds of stuff for you. I can find a restaurant, tell you the address, phone number, and show menus.

I can find locations of friends and family.
I can tell you what is showing at the movies.
I can give you directions.
I can help you answer trivia questions.
I can find addresses and phone numbers for people and businesses.
I can help with homework, solve problems, and help with spelling.
I hold a wealth of information! That’s why I’m called the electronic information highway!

Aren’t I special?

I can even help with . . . Get this Teen Devotional.



4) Bible Game: Let Your Light Shine

This Bible game reminds the players to pass the light of Christ to others. 

Set up: You will need an empty paper towel roll “a torch,” and a small yellow pit ball, “the light,” for each team. Designate a course for teams to run relays. Divide players into teams of 4-6 players. Divide teams in half. Teams line up at both ends of the course side “A” and side “B” (2 or 3 on one end and 2 or 3 on the other end). 

How to Play: First player in each team on side “A” holds the “torch” and “lights” it by placing the ball on top. At the go, players with the torch race to. . . 
Get today's Bible Game.




5) Lent, Easter, Passover 2016

LENT begins this year on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and continues through the Saturday before EASTER, which is Sunday, March 27, 2016. PASSOVER begins April 22 and continues through Saturday April 30, 2016. 

Learn more about how these "holy-days" intersect, and how Jesus is our Passover Lamb, in Come Celebrate the FEASTS of the LORD!

Come Celebrate the Feasts of the LORD . . . 
Holy Day Feasts Easter Passover
They Show Us Jesus!



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