Monday, March 7, 2011

Galatians 1:1-10

Two items needed: a $5 bill and a $500 Monopoly bill.

Very simply tell the children you brought something to show them. Pull out your wallet and remove the two bills (the authentic $5 and the worthless $500). Let the children see the two. Then ask, "if I gave you a choice between these two, which one would you want?"

Even a 3-year-old will know to ask for the real money.

Ask why they chose the $5. Maybe ask, "Isn't the $500 worth more?"
Explain that one is real and the other is not. Then mention that in the passage this morning, Paul is going to point out that there is only one gospel.
In verse 6 & 7 he writes: 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. (NASB)

Tell the children that just like with money, it is important that we know the true gospel message, so that we are not deceived by false teachers.

Pray for the children and have them return to their seats.


  1. Excellent teaching tool!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. April, I agree, this is an excellent teaching concept for young children. Thank you for stopping to visit me and leaving me a lovely comment. Have a blessed week.

  3. oh that is wonderful. Common grace in the world often leaves us desiring we had what "they" do in money, fame and popularity. But Saving grace is the only thing we need to have so much more than they could ever dream of having.

  4. Great object lesson! I've been the director of Children's Ministries for several different churches, and over the past twenty-two years have taught thousands of children. I'm a firm believer that "hands-on" experiential lessons are ALWAYS the most effective with children.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  5. Hi APril ~

    SO nice of you to stop by, and I'm delighted that you love Henrietta Hen and her gingham button as much as I do :)

    Following you now :) Have a wonderful evening!


  6. Great post. Love the picture of the little ones in church. I was little
    when I felt God in my heart for the first time. And I've never turned back. Glad you stopped by on my blog too. I appreciated
    your kind comments.