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The First Fruits of Easter

What are “first fruits?” Hamlet the Pig is trying hard to keep his attention on the Easter message and not think about Easter candy and food. But the epistle reading from First Corinthians is making him hungry. “What are the First Fruits?” asks Hamlet. “And will there be any left for me?”

Link to the video on Ruth Gilmore Ingulsrud’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/E9Ufk7GzXuM

Happy Easter! From Ruth and Hamlet

Reference Verse: 1 Cor. 15:20 – 28 (NIV) — 20 But Christ has indeed been

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Kidsermons Giving Tuesday!

Dear Kidsermons Supporters,

I am glad that you have found the Kidsermons.com website to be a useful tool for your ministry. I have maintained this website for over 20 years. Please consider making a small donation on Giving Tuesday to the nonprofit foundation that I have started here in Japan. JOEE.jp has trained 12 new JOEE teachers and conducts lessons in a total of 6 orphanages across Japan, from Tokyo to Kobe. The children are delighted with the lessons and continue to learn English

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Being Easter-Minded

Hamlet the Pig is snout-deep in a bowl of beans when his lunch is interrupted by a challenge to be “Easter-Minded.” What can that mean, and what can three little beans teach him about the resurrection? Join Hamlet and Baabara the sheep in an Easter message about thinking ahead to the new life of Easter.

Staring or Preparing?

 A 5-minute children’s sermon for Ascension Sunday is embedded below. You have permission to use this video to augment an online Sunday service broadcast.

What should we be doing while waiting for Jesus to return? Simply staring up at the sky? After Jesus ascended to heaven on Mount Olivet, the disciples were left standing there, staring and reluctant to move until a couple of angels appeared. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been

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Crusty Grudges

“What’s a grudge?” “It’s what forms inside when someone says or does something bad to you and you refuse to let go of the hurt. It stays inside you and gets all crusty and hard and you end up carrying it around forever.”

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Video of “The Stuff of Thanksgiving” Children’s Sermon Puppet Skit

Here’s a video recording of the children’s sermon puppet skit “The Stuff of Thanksgiving” from the November 20th, 2011 worship service at West Tokyo Union Church (WTUC) in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan.