CrossKids Devo | Equipped (Part 2)
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 2) – Romans 8:17, Thessalonians 5:17, 1 John 1:3, Luke 11:13 Verse Of The Day: Romans 8:17
Read: Thessalonians 5:17, 1 John 1:3, Luke 11:13
Story: Continued from Yesterday… Being unequipped is an unpleasant feeling. Remember yesterday’s devotion about Ralph and Timmy arriving at the ski resort without ski equipment. Maybe you have had a similar experience when you have arrived somewhere and you didn’t have the proper equipment or you had no equipment at all. Sometimes as Christians we can be unequipped also. God provides a way for us to be equipped to do His will. He is faithful to equip us for all situations in our lives. If we try to do things on our own, without Jesus, we too will experience the feeling of being unequipped.
God tells us in His word how we are to be equipped:
James 1:22 tells us to be doers of God’s word not only hearers. In order for us to be equipped here on earth, we need to be in God’s word everyday! We not only need to listen to His word but we need to do what it says.
Pray! Pray! Pray! How do we communicate to each other? We talk. How do we talk to God? We pray. Pray at all times (Luke 18:1). Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to pray without stopping. We will be equipped for God’s will when we pray. Make it a habit to pray everyday.
Fellowship with other believers. We need to be encouraged and lifted up by other believers. Fellowship with other believers gives glory to God.
We have learned this week about the importance of the ascension of Jesus. He went back to heaven to be with the Father and He sent us the Holy Spirit to be our helper. We can be equipped with the power of the Holy Spirit to live our lives for Jesus.