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CrossKids Devo | Messy Hair

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

6/4/2020 – Messy Hair – James 1:23, James 1:19-25

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 – Messy Hair – James 1:23, James 1:19-25

Verse Of The Day: James 1:23

Read: James 1:19-25

Story: Joel was looking in the mirror early Sunday morning. He heard Mom say, “Make sure that you brush your teeth and comb your hair before we leave for church.” “Okay,” Joel replied. Wow, was Joel ever having a bad hair day! It was everywhere. After studying the mirror a little, he decided to go get dressed first. As he got dressed, he began to think about the fun day ahead. Tim had invited him to come over after church to ride scooters; he couldn’t wait. Soon it was time to go. Joel sped out to the car.

Mom looked back at Joel and asked, “Did you comb your hair?” “Oh No,” Joel said, “I forgot to comb my hair!” “I guess you’ll just have to wear it like that for today, since we don’t have time to fix it now,” Mom said. Though Joel might later forget again that he looked quite messy, his friends were reminded of it all day!

Sometimes, we can look into the Bible and see how God wants us to live and take note of the changes we should make. It’s like looking into a mirror and seeing that it’s a “bad hair day.” A “hearer” would be one who just walked away and forgot to comb his hair. A “doer” sees the need and takes action; he combs his hair! Maybe, after hearing God’s Word, you know there is something you should change. If you walk away from the Word without changing, it is kind of like Joel with His bad hair; it doesn’t get changed. We are still a mess! It is important to listen to God’s Word, but even more important to do it! Let’s be “hearers” and “doers” of God’s Word!

• Tell about a time when you or someone in your family had a “bad hair day.”

• What happens if you see something in the mirror that needs changing but you don’t do anything about it?

• What is a “doer” of the Word?

Kid’s Bible Dictionary

Hearer: Someone who listens to God’s Word. Doer: Someone who does those things that they hear in God’s Word.


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