January 22, 2016
Matthew 4:12-23
1 Corinthians 1:10-18

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Children's Sermons for Epiphany 3 | OT 3
Got a Flashlight? | Matthew 4:12-23

Object: Flashlight on a cell phone

I want to tell you a story today about two guys that went hiking.  They were two teenage cousins that had packed all kinds of snacks and food for their adventure.   In fact it had made them get off to a late start because they were buying so much.  It was a great hike but then it started to storm and began to get dark earlier than usual.  They found themselves in the pitch black and not knowing the trail very well ... not a good place to be.  But the one cousin did have a phone which had a flashlight on it! Luckily the phone had enough battery life to light the cousins way home safely. Oh how precious and how needed that phone was..... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Epiphany 3 | OT 3

Jesus Welcome Mat — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-33
Fishing for people — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Fishing for people — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Follow me — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Follow me — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Using the right bait — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Using the right bait — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Magnetic attraction — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Answering the call immediately — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Answering the call immediately — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Following directions — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 4:12-23
Following directions — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Follow me — based on Matthew 4:12-23
Follow Me — Children's Activity based on Matthew 4:12-23
Gone Fishing — based on Matthew 4:12-23
Not everyone understands — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Working together — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Horse power — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Dead batteries — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Building a complete puzzle — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
You are a Christian — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Who do you belong to? — based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Mary Kay Eichelman
Mary Kay Eichelman and her husband do international ministry at Virginia Tech, teaching English and the Bible. They also worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 7 years and helped in developing resources for Missionary Kids. Mary was also a director of an after-school program in the inner city of Trenton, New Jersey.

She served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic doing teacher training and working as a principal in a Spanish Christian school.

Mary has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Messiah College and a Master's in Education from Ohio State. She has taught at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels.

A joy of Mary's life is to teach... and she loves to teach God's truths in ways for children and internationals to understand.