Title: Show and Tell
Theme: Showing and telling others about Jesus. 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Yr. A
Objects: The children will provide the objects. (This should be pre-arranged. Choose several children depending on how much time you have.)
Scripture: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.” John 1:29, 34
What do you like best about school? Is it reading? Writing? Math? Spelling? Recess? Well, when I was in school, I think my favorite thing was “Show and Tell.” I always looked forward to the days when we had “Show and Tell” because it gave me the chance to show and tell others about something that was really important to me.
I have asked several of you to bring something this morning to show to the other children and tell them something about it. Who would like to go first? (Depending on how much time you have, allow several of the children to have their time of “Show and Tell.”) I want to thank those who shared with us in “Show and Tell” time this morning. I really enjoyed seeing what you had to show us and I learned a lot from what you told us. It is really fun to show and tell others about something that is really important to you, isn’t it?
The Bible tells us about a man named John who loved to “show and tell” others about Jesus. The Bible says that one day John was standing with a group of people when he saw Jesus coming. He said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! I have seen him and I tell you that this is the Son of God.”
Because John loved to show and tell others about Jesus, many people came to know Jesus and follow him. It is important for you and me to show and tell others about Jesus too. We can show others about Jesus by doing the things that Jesus taught us to do — things like loving one another and being helpful and kind. Then people will see that we know Jesus and that will give us a chance to tell them about Jesus. We can tell them about what he has done for us and what he wants to do for them. Yes, each day we should show and tell others about Jesus!
Dear Father, help us this week to “show and tell” others about you and your love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.