CrossKids Devo | Cornerstone
6/2/2020 – Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20, Ephesians 2:19-22
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20, Ephesians 2:19-22
Verse Of The Day: Ephesians 2:20
Read: Ephesians 2:19-22
Story: Have you ever been to a really old church building or maybe an old mansion or museum made out of stone? If you walked around the outside of the building you may have seen what is called the cornerstone. The cornerstone is a large stone in one corner of the building. It is used to mark where all of the other stones go so that the building will be built properly. In some of the older buildings, the cornerstone is even marked so that you can see which one it is. Some of them might have the date that the building was built and maybe even the name of the person who owned the building and had it built. Since every other stone had to line up with the cornerstone, the cornerstone is the most important part of the foundation.
In our Bible reading, Ephesians 2:19-22, we read that each one of us is part of the wonderful temple that God is building. Jesus is the chief cornerstone. The whole building has been fit together to be a dwelling place for God’s Spirit. Each member is important. Each member serves a special purpose, being fit together to bring God glory.
In order for us to be a building that can give glory to the Lord all of the times, our lives need to be lined up with the chief cornerstone. We can grow in Jesus and be strong when we line up our lives with His. In a good, solid building, there cannot be any bricks off by themselves in a pile, nor can there be bricks askew (not lined up) that weaken the building and detract from it’s beauty as well as causing other bricks not to line up. Each brick must be properly set in the building to be useful.
So, we need to realize our importance in the body of Christ—the holy temple built for the Lord. Obviously, we are going to need to be around other “bricks” (other Christians) in the temple. We will not be an effective part of the building if we try to live our lives on our own. And, we need to line our life up with Jesus, obeying what He wants us to do. What a privilege to be part of His body, His temple, built for His glory. Have you committed your life to be a well “fitted together” part of God’s building.
What is a cornerstone? How is Jesus the “chief cornerstone?”
Why is each one an important part of the building?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Cornerstone: The stone placed at the bottom corner in the foundation of a stone building. It was the most important part of the building. A picture of Jesus in the Bible.