Each children's sermon in the 30 Children's Sermons Series follows a consistent format based on five basic components: passage, purpose, preparation, presentation, and prayer. For use by clergy and lay leaders in preaching to children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The sermons are also adaptable for younger children as well as middle school-aged children.
All books include cross-references to valuable teaching tools — hymn stories, Scripture, and theological themes — that make for a user-friendly resource that will appeal to a multi-age audience.
Taste the Bread contains 30 sermons focusing on biblical stories and theological themes regarding Holy Communion.
Touch the Water contains 30 sermons on Holy Baptism on topics which include Cherished by God: Abraham’s Covenant, Covered by Grace: Water’s Message, Empowered for Ministry: Jesus’ Baptism, and Gifted for Life: Baptism’s Remembrance.
Wipe the Tears confronts the difficult yet important subject of death. The authors skillfully and compassionately use the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures to approach to subject of death in each sermon: demonstrating God's desire to save humankind; showing how the psalms challenge and comfort us; and sharing the victory over death through Christ's resurrection.
Tell Me a Story links ordinary Sundays and special days of the church year to best-loved children's books, such as I'll Always Love You; The Selfish Giant; Miss Fannie's Hat; and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to name a few.
Paperback: 96 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2-6.1 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Phyllis Vos Wezeman is president of Active Learning Associates, Inc. and Director of Christian Nurture at First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana. She lives in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Anna Liechty is vice president of Active Learning Associates, Inc. She has worked as a religious education volunteer and has written a wide variety of religious education materials. Liechty lives in Plymouth, Indiana.
Kenneth Wezeman is the business manager/editor of Active Learning Associates, Inc. He holds an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary and lives in Mishawaka, Indiana.