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CrossKids Devo | Foundation

6/1/2020 – Foundation – 1 Corinthians 3:11, 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

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 – Foundation – 1 Corinthians 3:11, 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Verse Of The Day: 1 Corinthians 3:11

Read: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Story: Nick called up Joel and asked if he wanted to come and spend a day with him and his Dad at where his Dad works. Joel was pretty excited and said he would love to go. Nick’s Dad built houses, and it was always a fun day when he and Nick got to go out to the construction sight. Joel was happy when his Mom and Dad approved the idea.

The next night, Joel was getting ready for bed; he told his Mom and Dad of the wonderful day he had. He told them about the large cement trucks that were pouring all day long so they would be ready to pour slabs upon which the houses would be built. Joel was even allowed to write his initials in some of the wet concrete. Joel then asked his Dad a question. “Why do they need concrete slabs to build the houses on? Why can’t they build them right on the dirt?”

“Well,” Joel’s Dad replied, “the concrete slab provides a foundation. There has to be a strong foundation for the house to stand on so that it won’t sink down when storms come or crumble without good support. If they built the house right onto the dirt or the sand, the house may not stand long. It’s kind of like what the Bible talks about when it says that Jesus is our foundation. We need to build our lives on a solid and strong foundation. If we build our lives on Jesus, nothing will be able to hurt us. If we build our lives on anything else, we may not be able to stand for very long. The foundation is the most important part of the building, and it is the most important part of our lives.”

Jesus said that the wise man builds his house on the rock; the foolish man builds his house on the sand (Matthew 7:24-27). He explained that the one who builds His house on the rock is the one who hears His words and obeys them. Joel jumped in and said, “I definitely want to build my life on Jesus!”

  • Have you ever seen the foundation of a house? Maybe your own house?

  • What could happen to a house without a strong foundation?

  • Have you built your life on the foundation of Jesus?

Kid’s Bible Dictionary

Foundation: What a building is built upon. For a building to stand up, it must be built on something strong, like rock or concrete. In the Bible, Jesus is said to be the foundation upon which we should build our lives upon. He is our Rock!


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