March 26, 2017
John 9:1-41
Ephesians 5:8-14

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Mean Lies | John 9:1-41

Object: small pieces of poster board that say "Stupid," "Ugly," "Can't do anything right!," "Cheater"

Let's imagine that there is a new student that comes to your school. They don't have any friends so you invite them to play with you at recess.  But when your other friends see you do that they say things like what are on my cards.  Can you read them with me.  (Read off the cards together.)  It could really be painful hearing these words and you may feel like giving up doing the kind deed. 

This is sort of how Jesus must have felt.  He happened to see a blind man along the road and he showed tremendous kindness. He healed his blindness.  You would think that everyone would be calling Jesus a hero.  But do you know what was said about Jesus?... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Lent 4

The Bravery of Sight — children's sermon based on John 9:1-41
Snapshot — based on Ephesians 5:8-14
Hard work — based on John 9:1-41
Hard work — based on John 9:1-41
In the light — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 5:8-14
Healing the blind — Children's Sermon based on John 9:1-41
Healing the blind — Children's Activity based on John 9:1-41
Children of light — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 5:8-14
A miracle — Children's Sermon based on John 9:1-41
A miracle — Children's Activity based on John 9:1-41
Seeing Jesus — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 5:8-14
That the blind may see — Children's Sermon based on John 9:1-41
That the blind may see — Children's Activity based on John 9:1-41
Plugged in — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 5:8-14
"I once was lost ..." — Children's Sermon based on John 9:1-41
"I once was lost ..." — Children's Activity based on John 9:1-41
God lives in you — Children's Sermon based on Romans 8:1-10
Jesus' cup — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 20:17-28
The Cup Of Jesus — Children's Activity based on Matthew 10:17-28
Growing in the light — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 5:8-14
The miracle of working together — Children's Sermon based on John 9:1-41
The miracle of working together — Children's Activity based on John 9:1-41

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.