"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
Moments of Wonder is the 2nd resource to follow WOW Time. It is a resource full of more children's messages with a "Wow Factor." Moments of Wonder includes 52 MORE theme-based Children's Messages that will connect with every child. The resource is provided in a format that offers messages that are different, fun and totally do-able.
Each section will be broken out into six parts to help make preparation simple and easy.
1. Title of the Children's Moment - something eye-catching and appealing
2. Theme - the main idea or core value being explored
3. Scripture - this would be anything from a full Bible story to an appropriate Bible verse
4. Prepare - materials and any prep-work is covered here
5. Sermon - this is step-by-step guide through the Children's Sermon
6. Closing - the prayer, either responsive, active, unison or sung. This would tie back to the original message.
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