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The Children's Sermon



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Written by an educator, minister, and writer of children's curriculum materials, this book provides easy-to-do and easy-to-understand methods for developing good children's sermons. Using appropriate scriptures for insight into our relationship with the children in our midst, author Janet Helme takes you step-by-step through the process of developing a successful children's sermon. Topics include: why you should do a children's sermon, how to craft it, what to do about the adults in the pews, tools, insights, and sample sermons.

Author Biography

Janet S. Helme has served churches and children professionally for thirty-one years, as an associate minister, senior minister, and Christian educator. Rev. Helme also has written curriculum materials for children, youth, and adults.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Why a Children's Sermon?p. 5
How Well Do You Know Your Audience?p. 9
How Do You Craft the Children's Sermon?p. 16
What about the People in the Pews?p. 23
What Are the Vital Tools for the Journey?p. 27
What Are Some Helpful Insights for the Journey?p. 31
Sample Children's Sermons, Lectionary Year Bp. 38
Advent 1p. 38
Advent 2p. 45
Epiphany 2p. 52
Lent 1p. 58
Lent 3p. 62
Palm Sundayp. 67
Sample Children's Sermons, Lectionary Year Cp. 73
Lent 5p. 73
Easter 2p. 80
Easter 4p. 87
Easter 6p. 91
Proper 5p. 96
Proper 19p. 101
Sample Children's Sermons, Lectionary Year Ap. 107
Advent 3p. 107
Epiphanyp. 115
Lent 1p. 123
Lent 3p. 128
Easterp. 132
Easter 5p. 136
Additional Ways to Include Children in the Worshiping Communityp. 143
Recommended Booksp. 148
Scriptures Usedp. 152
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