CrossKids Devo | Equipped (Part 1)
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 – Equipped (Part 1) – Romans 8:28, Ephesians 4:7-16, Hebrews 13:20-21 Verse Of The Day: Romans 8:28
Read: Ephesians 4:7-16, Hebrews 13:20-21
Story: Ralph and Timmy got up around 5:00 a.m. They rushed through the front door and headed for the car. They were in a big hurry to drive up to the mountains. In fact, they were in such a rush that they forgot to load their ski equipment. The whole purpose of the trip was to go skiing and meet up with another family who they were going to go skiing with. Ralph had remembered to pack a lunch and some snacks but he had thought Timmy packed the ski equipment. Timmy was so busy packing extra clothing and extra food that he had forgotten about packing the ski equipment. Mom and Dad had told the boys that they were responsible to bring their own ski gear.
The drive was about 2 hours. When they arrived at the ski resort, they jumped out of the car and looked at the top of the car. You should have seen the look on Ralph and Timmy’s face when they saw an ice chest, blankets, a few back packs but no skis. “Uh, where are the ski’s?” asked Timmy. “I thought you packed them,” replied Ralph. “Nope, I was busy packing our clothing and snacks,” answered Timmy. “Now what?” asked Ralph. “We are not equipped to ski. We have no skis. I guess we will either have to just watch everyone else or try to find a rental shop.”
Have you ever planned a trip somewhere that requires some type of equipment, and once you arrive you come to find that you don’t have any equipment? Not having the right equipment or having no equipment at all is an unpleasant feeling. Even as a Christian we can be unequipped. We can look as if we are Christians on the outside but on the inside we are without the proper equipment. Many people go to church every Sunday, they are good to others, and they even have memorized scripture but they are without the proper gift from God. What do you think the gift is? Continued on Tomorrow...
Was there ever a time when you were unequipped? How did you feel?
What happened to Ralph and Timmy?
What can you do to become equipped for Christ? (Luke 11:13)
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Equipped: To furnish someone with necessities