July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23

Sign of the cross

Third Sunday of Advent

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Teachers: This week's story tells of Jesus driving people from the temple. "Stop making my father's house a marketplace!" he cried. Talk with your students about anger. Ask them to tell you what makes them angry. Next tell them the story about Jesus in the temple. In the story the Jews asked Jesus for a sign. Jesus' reply implied the cross as a sign.

Help your students construct a cross. Go to your church library and get some books that show crosses. There are different kinds and shapes of crosses. Offer your students a number of alternatives for their crosses. Students could make them from popsicle sticks. Crosses could be drawn freehand. You could provide different colors of paper. Crosses could be cut out from one color and glued to another. You could have students use glue to form the shape of the cross on a piece of paper. Pour glitter over the glue to provide the texture....

This Children's Activity, Sign of the cross, is based on John 2:13-22 and relates to Third Sunday of Advent. This children's activity on John 2:13-22 is just one of over 800 children's activities at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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