A Great Light

If everyone scoots in real close, we’ll see how many people we can get under this dark blanket. (Gather with the children under the blanket.) It’s pretty dark under here, isn’t it? I wanted to read a Bible verse to you, but now it’s so dark I don’t know if I can. But I think I have something that might help. (Retrieve the flashlight out of your bag.) This flashlight will really help; just the thing to push back the darkness. (Turn on the light.) That makes a big difference, doesn’t it? I can see much better. Here’s the Bible verse; Isaiah, chapter 9, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness; on them light has shined” (v. 2 NRSV).

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The Author of Life

Third Sunday of Easter From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Acts 3:13-16

Preparation: Bring several books by your favorite authors to show the children. Authors who have written children’s books will be easier for children to relate to.

Does everyone know what an author is? (Let children answer.) An author is someone who has written a book. Do you have any favorite authors? (Let children share some of their favorites.) There are many good authors who have written

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