●The children will know that it is Jesus who sends us.
● The children will know how the mission field can be.
● The children will depend on God.
Bible Story Reference:
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to
the very end of the age.”
● Make a circle using shoes or sweaters.
● Have 2 teams, one team are called the saviours, and another are called the enslavers.
● Allow the saviours to run and count to 30, then allow the enslavers to chase after them.
● If one is caught, they have to stand still and wait until they are saved by their teammates, who have to give them a high five.
● If one is in the circle, they cannot be enslaved.
● If they are all caught, their roles change.
● Jesus appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. Jesus asked them to go, and warned them not to take a purse or bag or sandals, this was so that they could depend on Him and not their strength. He also told them that He was sending them out like lambs among wolves.
We should be careful as we go out to spread the gospel, be kind, be respectful and most importantly be dependent on God through prayer.
● “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
● “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
● “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” When we go out to spread the good news, we should know that we go with the authority of Jesus, who has sent us. Like His emissaries or Ambassadors, we represent Him, so we should not be afraid. If people reject the message, they have not rejected us, but they are rejecting Jesus. So we keep on and we don’t become discouraged. The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
● He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
● At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. It is a great celebration when souls are saved. Satan does not want people to go to heaven and be with Jesus but Jesus has already defeated him. It is Satan who makes it hard for someone to become a disciple and obey God’s Word. We welcome many brothers and sisters into the family of God. If you want to be part of this family, a Christ ambassador, to be sent, to be a disciple you can join by giving your life to Christ. Lead the children in the prayer of salvation.
Together with a friend who is born again, approach people in your school and ask them to be disciples of Jesus and pray for them.