Kids 4 Christ Sermon Ideas
Palm Sunday (year a)
. . . prayers . . . jokes . . . object lessons . . . devotions . . .
I am very new at all of this. A more seasoned Pastor and friend told me of a children's sermon she did last year and I have decided to use it as an ending of Palm Sunday Service, then conclude it as an opening on Easter Sunday. My Palm Sunday Service will have to include all of Passion week because my church is so small that we only have Sunday Morning Services. I plan to end Palm Sunday by placing a few balloons (manually blown up) in a box, then seal the top of the box (such as the tomb would have been sealed). We will leave with the box left in the sactuary. Then, on Easter Sunday, I will arrive early enough that I can replace the balloons (from the bottom of the box, thus not disrupting the seal) with helium balloons. On the bottom of each helium balloon there will be a streamer with something written on it, like He's Alive, He is Risen, ect. I think this will be a great surprize and wonderful object lesson for everyone. If anyone can give me any pointers or if you don't feel this will go over very well, please advise me. This is my first Easter Service and I am very excited, but sometimes my excitement gets a little out of line. Thanks, from a Tx Lay-Pastor
That sounds like a great idea with the balloons. Good idea Rhonda. Brent.
Hi Rhonda, I'm always a sucker for helium balloons, but can you share the angle that you lan to introduce them into your Plam Sunday sermon. I don't understand the connection yet. Thanks and Blessings, LukeW in Oz
I'm always a sucker for helium balloons, but can you share the angle that you lan to introduce them into your Plam Sunday sermon. I don't understand the connection yet.
Thanks and Blessings, LukeW in Oz
The point with the balloons for the kids is that everyone looks forward to Easter and the big celebration. But to get to that celebration, we first have to go through Holy Week and the crucifixion and the tomb. So we plan the party but we know we have to wait and endure the pain and the sorrow first. We put the plain balloons into the box to symbolize the tomb. The following week on Easter the kids are ready for the party and the celebration. We carefully open the box (tomb) to redeem our balloons but are surprised when very colorful helium-filled balloons practically burst from the box. When I did it, I used a banner with "Jesus is risen" attached to several balloons. God did a neat thing. As the banner rose from the box it was first turned to face the audience but then rotated to face the choir. Other balloons had smaller signs attacked to them. After the service, the children were allowed to claim the balloons to take home.
Thanks Sandra! Sandra is the Pastor who gave me this wonderful idea. She has been such an inspiration to me. Just wanted to let you know that you can purchase a helium Kit at Wal-Mart for about $20.
I like the story about "No turning back" I'm using the idea what parades are about. They are for demontration and for celebration But Palm Sunday is also about misunderstadning. People still misuderstand the gospel. Here in Northern Irleand we become idolators and link God to our culture Can be applied in many places Jim Rea
What is Palm Sunday? I'm learning about it in school and i want to know.