CrossKids Devo | Map and Guide
6/10/2020 – Map – Acts 2:38, Acts 2:29-41
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 – Map – Acts 2:38, Acts 2:29-41
Verse Of The Day: Acts 2:38
Read: Acts 2:29-41
Story: If you have ever gone camping in the wilderness, then you know how easy it is sometimes to lose direction. Do you know of anyone who has ever gotten lost before? What a scary thing to be out in the wilderness all by yourself. When people go camping or hiking in the woods, they will usually take along maps to help them to know where they are and which direction they should go in. Even when you know a wilderness area and have been there before, a map is good to have with you. Every year brings something new. Perhaps a tree fell that is on the map and would be a good place to use for a starting point. Maybe a creek dried up that you wanted to walk along. It also helps to have someone along with you, a guide to help out, one who knows what is coming ahead and whether there is any danger.
Living in the world is kind of like hiking in a wilderness. The world is dark and can sometimes be scary. We need a map to help us to stay on the right course. The Bible is our map that we can use every day for our direction in life. It shows us where our hearts should be in order to be more like Jesus. It helps us to know if we need to change direction so that we can stay out of danger.
We also need a guide to help us through this life. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be our guide. He is going to help us to understand the map, the Bible. He will also point us into the right direction. He will speak to us along the way and encourage us to keep following Jesus. What a blessing that we have not been left alone in this world. The Lord is so good to us. Let’s get our maps out every day and ask our guide, the Holy Spirit to help us go in the right direction.
Does the Holy Spirit live inside of your heart?
Do you use God’s map (the Bible) daily and ask directions from the Holy Spirit?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Wilderness: an unsettled region with no cities or houses.
Guide: One who directs or leads someone in a course of action.