●The children will know what a mission is.
● The children will understand the need for missions.
● The children will become disciples of Jesus.
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.”
1. Have two teams of children.
2. Have the teams’ line up.
3. Get a sentence. Could be, “We are saved in Christ”. Give each child a word.
4. Have two children from each team go close to the board, give them a writing tool.
5. Have the children go and whisper to their teammates on the board, one by one and have the children write what they are told, on the board.
6. The first team to write the whole sentence wins. The game teaches the children that each of them have to go, that they may not lead one to salvation, but they have planted a seed, and the work of making a disciple just like writing the sentence is collaborative.
Mission is an important assignment that may include getting out of where you love to go to a different place. For Christians our mission is to share the good news that Jesus loves everyone and wants a friendship with everyone. A Missionary therefore is someone who has agreed to leave their home and go to a different place. A missionary help’s other people know more about Jesus and to love and grow in friendship with Jesus. When Jesus was alive His mission was to help people enter the Kingdom of God. He walked around to different places so that everyone would know the love of God. Jesus chose 12 disciples to help Him in His mission. After Jesus resurrected, He gave the disciples a final instruction which is also our month’s memory Verse: – 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.”
He asked them to:
1. Go make disciples of all nations
2. Baptise disciples in the name of the Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit.
3. Teach disciples to obey everything Jesus had commanded them.
4. Remember, know and understand that He will be with them always. Jesus loved people so much and that is why after spending time teaching the disciples, He wanted the disciples to find other people to teach as well. Jesus’ instructions to the disciples was to make disciples. In His instruction He helps them understand how they are supposed to make the disciples. Jesus wanted the disciples to get out of the place where they were comfortable so that they could go to new places where Jesus had not been and the people there did not know about the love Jesus has for them. In making disciples, there was to be an outward display of their new love for Jesus. Baptism shows their changed lives that they were now different people in Jesus. The new disciples are to get baptized in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Baptism shows that you have chosen to follow Jesus and to make Him ruler over your life. Jesus wants all His disciples to learn to obey Him. We learn what Jesus wants of us through studying the Bible. When we come to church we are taught from the Bible so that we can grow and become good disciples. A disciple is a follower, when we study God’s Word we become followers of Jesus.
The most wonderful part about being a disciple of Jesus is that He has promised to be with us everywhere we may go. Jesus will never leave us. When you go to school your parents leave you in school, but Jesus is there in school with you. It does not matter the place, Jesus will always be there for you.
Share the good news with your friends and family members this week.