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Newsletter Issue #32  --  November 1, 2016 


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Who Me, a Saint?
A children's ministry talk in skit format

Bible Skits for Children's Ministry


(Ephesians 1:1-3, Psalm 85:8)

Items needed: Halo, Bible (make sure to use a translation that uses the term, saint*)

(You will need two people to present the sermon. Form a halo with garland, chenille stems, or tinfoil.)

(Person 1 places halo on head and begins marching in place and humming, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.)

Person 2: What are you doing?

Person 1: Practicing.

Person 2: Practicing for what?

Person 1: I’m practicing becoming a great saint for when I get to heaven!

Person 2: Oh my, wearing a fake halo and marching around humming in church won’t make you into a great saint.

Person 1: Not even if I try really hard to be good, help others, and take voice lessons?

Person 2: Nope, but I’m glad you want to be a saint. Let’s see what the Bible says about this.


(Read Ephesians 1:1-3 from a child-friendly Bible)

These verses are from the first part of a letter—a hello message so to speak—to a church in a place called Ephesus. From this, we learn that saints are people who are faithful in Jesus. 

Kids, what do you suppose it means to be faithful in Jesus? (Receive answers)

Verse 2 gives us the clue; it is through God’s “grace” that we become faithful. God’s grace is freely given to us; we can’t earn it, it’s a gift from God. Even so, it was a very costly gift! The Bible tells us that God sent his one and only Son, Jesus, to take our punishment for disobeying him. And that whoever believes—places their faith in God—will have eternal life (Jn. 3:16). When we receive God’s free gift, we are then forgiven of our sins, we are made clean—that is holy or set apart as God’s children—only then are we called Saints. And because God gave his best for us, we should give our best back to him; then we will truly be called, “Great Saints” in God’s kingdom! 

Let me read one more verse to you.

(Read Psalm 85:8 from a child-friendly Bible)

Teach Kids to Pray


Person 1: Let me get this right, if I follow and obey Jesus, then I’m already a Saint?

Person 2: Yes, you are!

Person 1: Well, that’s fantastic news!

Person 2: Yes it is.

Person 1: I guess I don’t need this. (Toss off halo) It didn’t fit anyway.

Person 2: Let’s pray. 

(Close in prayer)

*There are dozens and dozens of Scriptures referring to God's people as saints, e.g., 1 Samuel 2:9, Daniel 7:27, Psalm 30:4, Psalm 31:23, Acts 9:32, Acts 26:10. The Hebrew term for saint is “qodesh,” meaning “sacred, holy.” The Greek term is “hagios,” meaning “set apart by or for God, holy, sacred.” It is important to note throughout Scripture God’s people are referred to as saints. It is a designation of holiness, which God imputes to his people through Jesus Christ. God’s people are set apart for use in God’s Kingdom; see Ephesians 2:8-10. 

Copyright 2016 Sarah A. Keith
(From my soon-to-be-released book of children's ministry talks.)



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