Issue #26 - July 26, 2011              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus  



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Eyes to See, Ears to Hear - Children's Message
Unchurched Kids' Activity
Past SSTN Issues
God's Undeserved Favor - Game & Lesson

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1) Eyes to See, Ears to Hear - Children's Message

Props: An un-baked potato (so it still has the brown skin on it), and an ear of corn. 

Have any of you noticed the gardens growing around our area? Do any of you have vegetable gardens at home or your grandparent’s or friends homes? (Ask the children to share about the gardens their family or friends have and what has been grown there.) Some people are growing potatoes like this one. (Show the potato)
We have a lot of fields of corn around us. Some gardens have corn growing right now, too. The plants are SO tall. How many of you have eaten fresh corn this year? (Show the ear of corn) Those really tall plants have delicious corn we can cook and really enjoy eating right off the cob! Guess what! If you are ever near a garden you should be very careful what you say and do! I’m warning you! You really can’t do anything or have any secrets if you are in a vegetable garden. Do you know why? (Say with secretive suspense) Because… get the rest of this message, visit our Anytime Bible Talks & Lessons page, and then follow the link to Eyes to See, Ears to Hear @ 


2) Unchurched Kid's Activity Lesson

This 15-25 minute lesson is designed for use with about 50 non-Christian children at an outdoor camp, but it could be used with a group of any size or stage. Indoor or outdoor setting is fine, but because of nature-focus, outdoors is better.

Blindfold activity – get one blindfolded child to reach into a bag and pull out an item. They must describe it to the seeing children. Then get seeing children to help with descriptions. Remove blindfold – was this what you’d imagined the item would look like? Repeat. (Can be done in small groups, swapping items.)

(Choose odd looking items for the bag – ones that children won’t be able to fully describe by touch. I had colorful bottles with bright pens inside, posters, homemade crafts, etc)

Nobody has seen God. In some ways it’s like He’s here get the rest of this lesson, visit our 
Bible Lessons with Special Activities page and look for "God is Like..."


3) Past SSTN Issues 

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4) God's Undeserved Favor - Game & Lesson

This lesson focuses on God's underserved favor.

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