Attention getter tip:
Tell the kids to listen for all the BEE words as you present this
Every time they hear a BEE word, have them BUZZZZZ loudly. When you say a BEE word emphasize it and pause a bit to give the kids time to buzzzzz! Practice buzzing before you begin.
Hello kids! Today I want to speak with you about BEE-lieving in God. The Bible says, "BEE-lieve in God and you will BEE saved." (See Romans 10:9-10) When we BEE-lieve in Jesus, we are trusting that he alone can save us.
(Ephesian 2:8-10 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to
God's salvation is a free gift; and just like any other gift, if you have to work to BEE good enough or to
BEE-have a certain way in order to get the gift, it is no longer a gift...but
it is something you've earned or deserve to get. No one deserves God's gift of salvation. In fact, the Bible says, that all have sinned and
have gone their own way
(Romans 3:23 and Isaiah 53:6). Even so, God knows your heart and he still loves you. He loves you so much that he sent his only Son to die in your place.
Why? BEE-cause when you do something wrong, you are punished for it. God
says that when you sin, the punishment is death and everyone sins (See Romans
6:23). But here's the greatest news, the Bible says, "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and BEE-lieve in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will BEE saved. For it is with your heart that you BEE-lieve and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will BEE
saved." (Romans 10:9-10, 13).
Once you BEE-come a BEE-liever, God has special work for you to do. The Bible says, "Don't just BEE hearers of the Word, but BEE doers of the Word." (See James 1:22) We must BEE busy showing and telling others about Jesus' great love for them.
Now all you BEEs out there, how can you BEE busy showing and telling others about Jesus? (Let the kids tell ways they
can show God's love to others. -- See Galatians
5:22-26. Remind the kids that apart from God they cannot BEE the kind of
person God wants them to BEE.) You must first ask God to save you, then he will give
you the ability and the power to BEE
his faithful follower (See Ephesians1:19).
S. A. Keith
Editor's Note: Emmalea Butler, a faithful visitor
to the site and the Sunday School Network,
recently purchased the Goin' Buggie For Jesus booklet. As a result, she was
inspired to write a new lesson and poem to accompany the series. Here's what
Emmalea had to say:
"Howdy Sarah - Thought I would share the opening poem I wrote for our first "Buggie for Jesus" class. We will use our antennae at the beginning
of our JR Church program each week.
The first week, we chose to highlight NOT to "BUG" our parents. The Scripture we
used was: 'Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.' Ephesians 6:1"
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Do you want to “BEE” BUGGY for JESUS? Well, then, put on your Buggy Antennae AND your listening ears! Whenever you hear the word “BEE”--- Let’s all BUZZZZZ together. B z z z z z z z z z z z z z z
I want to BEE like JESUS!
I want to BEEcome honest, kind, and strong.
If I BEEhave and obey my parents I won’t BEE doing things all wrong!
If I fail to BEE listening, I will BEE missing something good.
If I BEElieve the Bible, I will BEE doing as I should!
So I’ll BEE “bizzz-y” everyday.
I’ll BEE very kind to others.
I can BEE strong and honest.
And obey my Father and my Mother!
The Bug Award
poster to the left was created by Emmalea Butler. A bug outline is printed on
small posters for each child. Each week the children may earn their bug
parts to complete it.
Week 1: Earn the Legs
Week 2: Earn the Head
Week 3: Earn the Body
Week 4: Earn the Wings
When bees sting they hurt others and themselves too. Our
bees are good bees. They have no stingers! I want to BEE like Jesus! He
doesn't want Bee-lievers to hurt anyone.
Copyright 2002 Emmalea Butler firstname.lastname@example.org