Day: All Saints Sunday
Lectionary Passage: Revelation 7:9-17
Scripture Focus: Revelation 7:13-14
Object: Secret Message and Decoder
Preparation: You will need to print out and prepare the secret code maker/breaker. Then, prepare this message: 19/12/15/2 Click Here for Secret Code Maker
I’m so glad you are all here this morning because I have a secret message that we’ve got to figure out! (Show the kids the secret message 19/12/15/2) Luckily, I’ve brought a decoder with me. You see all I have to do is line up the numbers and the letters. Now, let’s crack the code and find out what 19/12/15/2 really means! Okay, “19” is for “H”. Let’s see, “12” is for “O.” “15” is for “L.” And “2” is for “Y.” What does that spell? HOLY.
In the Bible, God tells us to be holy. But it’s not always easy to figure out what that means. Thankfully God gave us these really great people called saints to help us crack the holiness code. Saints are people in the church who help us grow up and become strong in our faith and love for God. They can be people like our Sunday school teachers, our pastors, our parents, or even our friends. Saints are people who set good examples for others to follow. And they help us to figure out what it means to be holy. Because sometimes that can be as tough as breaking a code!
Let’s pray: Thank you God for giving us great saints to be examples of living the way of Jesus Christ. Help us to follow in their footsteps. Amen.