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Children's Ministry Resources


June 17, 2015 -- Issue #20






In today's newsletter:

1) Father's Day Ideas

2) Father's Day Idea for Older Kids

3) Parable of the Weeds

4) Bible Name Puzzle

Bible Heroes of Faith Hebrews 11


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Super Heroes of the Bible Team


1) Father's Day Ideas

Check out the Father's Day ideas posted on our home page at They'll be up through this Saturday. After that, you can find them using the search box on our home page or at the bottom of this newsletter.



2) Father's Day Ideas for Older Kids?

A few more people sent in requests for Father's Day ideas for older kids. If you would like to share your idea, please send it to 



3) Parable of the Weeds Lesson

(Based on Matthew 13:24-30)

Theme: Jesus takes away our sins.


To show that weeds in the lawn are like sins in our lives, having the potential to destroy us;

To teach that Jesus can take away the weeds in our lives;

To teach that Jesus can restore us back to life.


A few fresh weeds dug out from the garden

A bag to carry the weeds.

Green crepe paper cut into wide long strips, (about seven or so and 0.5 m long).

A box to carry the cut paper strips.

Drama Points:

1. To help settle the children, begin as quickly as possible.

2. Pull out a weed from the bag and ask the children whether they know what kind of plant this is. Someone will know it is a weed.

3. "Yes, it is a weed. I have not been doing any gardening for awhile, and yesterday I noticed that my wonderful green lawn was nearly covered with weeds. It did not look like a lawn any longer."

4. Pull out the other weeds to show the variety of weeds found in the lawn.
5. Explain the nature of weeds. "Weeds can cover the grass, they can kill the grass, they can change the lawn into a nasty weed patch. It can happen quickly especially when you don't look after your lawn."

6. (Change direction.) "Jesus talks about weeds in the Bible. Weeds are like . . . Continue reading about the Parable of the Weeds.



4) Bible Name Puzzle

"This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since . . . "

Read on and take the
Bible Name Challenge.

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