Submitted by Brenda A. Zack
|Theme:||Jesus wants to hear from us.|
|Object:||A cell phone|
|Scripture:||Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17|
(Have cell phone in pocket or out of sight.)
Today’s lesson is based on a Bible verse that is so easy to learn. You are going to have it memorized by the time I am finished this morning. You will even be able to say it backwards! (Cell phone ringing should interrupt your lesson.)
Oh, that’s my cell phone. Excuse me, it may be important. (Talking on cell phone.) Oh, hi, how are you? It is good to hear from you too. I know I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. You know how crazy things get. Hey, I’m glad you called because I have been meaning to thank you for being there for me the other day. (Noticing you should be doing the lesson) Hey sorry, I got to go. I’m in church and I’m supposed to be teaching the children’s minute. Love you! (Off the phone)
Sorry about that. Thanks for waiting so patiently. I have to admit at first I didn’t think cell phones were necessary but I really like that I can keep in touch with my loved ones all the time. I have them on speed dial. I just push one number and radio signals find their phone and within seconds were connected. It is a great way to keep in touch. I call when I just want to talk or if I need help or guidance or if I am worried. I take it with me when I walk or am driving alone just incase I need to call for help. It makes me feel safer knowing I can get in touch with someone. When I was your age we just didn’t have this kind of technology – it is amazing. Everywhere I go people are using their cell phones. These days’ people are continually on their cell phones.
Back to our lesson - our Bible verse. Our Bible verse is from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 it says, “Pray continually.” (Have children say it forward and backwards.) It has the same meaning either way you say it. This means the Lord wants to hear from us all the time. He wants to be thanked, he wants you to ask for help, and most importantly, he wants you to keep in touch. Now the Lord’s technology for keeping in touch has been around forever and it is more advanced than any of our modern technology. There is no speed dial or cell phone necessary. You just call to him aloud or in your head and he is listening instantly!
Next time you see someone using a cell phone, think to yourself, “pray continually”, 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
Let’s pray: Dear Lord, We know it is important to keep in touch with you. Thank you for always taking our call. Help us to take your call even when we are busy. We love you, Lord. Amen.
Brenda A. Zack
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