April 30, 2017
Luke 24:13-35
1 Peter 1:17-23

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Children's Sermons for Easter 3
Is It Raining? | Luke 24:13-35

Object: An umbrella

I have an umbrella with me today, not because it is raining outside (or maybe it is!) but I want to talk about how it can sometimes “rain” in our lives. Have you ever had a situation where just one thing after another goes wrong? You wake up late, you forget your homework, you hate what is for lunch, and your best friend gets angry at you. It goes on and on! You might say when it rains it pours. It just gets worse and worse.

That is how the people in our Gospel story were feeling. Things were very difficult. Their leader, Jesus, that they were hoping would free Israel, had died. But if that wasn’t bad enough, three days had gone by now and Jesus was to come back to life but when some women went to see Jesus, he was gone. (Maybe someone stole his body...) Angels told them Jesus was alive but was it true? It had rained and poured and caused many problems in their lives.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Material for Easter 3

What the Heart Knows — Children's sermon based on Luke 24:13-35
Oh, behave! — Children's Activity based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
One of us — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-35
One of us — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-35
Clean souls — Children's Sermon based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
Bread of life — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-35
Bread of life — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-35
You were ransomed! — Children's Sermon based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
Slow to believe — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-35
Slow to believe — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-35
The ransom is paid! — Children's Sermon based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
It's in the book! — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-25
It's in the book! — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-35
A different kind of money — Children's Sermon based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
Using bread to remember — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-35
Using bread to remember — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-35
A place in heaven — Children's Sermon based on 1 Peter 1:17-23
The talk of the town — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:13-25
The talk of the town — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:13-25

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.