Our last children's ministry unit highlighted how Jesus is our prophet, our Great Teacher. Here is the music liturgy that we used during Sunday Kids Music services: Please do not simply read this script to the children. Teach the kids by engaging them and talking with them. Pause for answers and questions. Accept truthful answers. Gently correct or re-direct false answers. Have them stand up for the singing. Don’t be afraid to engage the teachers in the room to worship and help keep the kids attentive.
Leader 1: "Hi, I'm Mr./Ms. (First name)" Leader 2: "Hi, I'm Mr./Ms. (First name)"
Leader 1: In the Bible we read stories of the prophets, who told people God’s word. They helped people understand what God wanted them to do. Sometimes the people knew exactly what God wanted, but they did the opposite. The prophets told them how bad it was to disobey God, but they also told them how loving and forgiving God is. The prophets always told the people that God would forgive all their sins if they would return to Him. They also told the people that God was going to do great things to save His people.
We can trust the things God has said to us in the Bible. God’s word never fails. The next song is all about God’s word. Repeat after me:
1. "The Word of the Lord (1 Peter 1:24-25)" by Rodney Clawson © 2004 Writer’s Extreme Music / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI), Lyrics taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission. All rights reserved. As performed on Seeds of Faith by Seeds Family Worship.
All men are like grass And all their glory is like the flowers in the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall But the word of the Lord stands forever.
Leader 2: When Jesus came to Earth, He told people what God wanted them to do. Like the prophets before Him, He explained God’s laws to people. Jesus told the people the word of God. But Jesus is also the Word of God Himself! Everything He did and said pointed to the forgiveness that God was going to give His people who believe in Jesus. The next song is all about what Jesus did to make a way for people to be forgiven.
2. “Jesus Came to Earth,” by Solomon Campbell, Dave Campbell, and Bob Kauflin © 2004 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP) and Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From Awesome God.
Leader 1: Jesus said that all of God’s laws and all the messages from the prophets were really about love. He said that all the law and prophets are based on two things: loving God and loving other people. He showed us God’s love by dying on the cross for our sins, and His love means we should love Him back! The next song talks about loving God and obeying His laws because He loved us first and sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.
3.“Because You First Loved Me,” words and music by Doug Plank, © 2009 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAPI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From To Be Like Jesus.
Leader 2: We’re going to pray now, so everybody fold your hands and close your eyes. Be still and pay attention to God. We’re going to talk to Him now.
“Jesus, thank You for telling us the truth about our sin, and about God’s forgiveness. Thank you for showing us too, by living a perfect life, dying on the cross, and rising from the dead. Thank You, God, that everyone who believes in Jesus is forgiven and friends with You. Please help us never to forget everything You’ve done for us. Amen.”
God’s word is good news for everyone who believes in Jesus! When I think about everything God’s done for me in Jesus, I get so excited! Let’s sing about how exciting this good news is!
When I think about Jesus What He's done for me When I think about Jesus How he set me free I want to sing, shout, jump, dance All day and all night