April 5, 2015
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Welcome to CSSPlus, the original Children Sermon Service. This Lectionary-based Children Sermon Service or CSSPlus is a subscription service which provides a NEW children's sermon (based on the Gospel Reading of the lectionary) and an activity for each week. The activity is perfect for use in Sunday school or at home during the week.

Besides the new material, there are 15 to 20 additional timeless children's sermons and children's activities in the archive for each Sunday of the lectionary year.

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Children's Sermon for Maundy Thursday
Jesus gives us a new commandment | John 13:1-17, 31b-35
The Point: People will know who we are by the love we have.

The Lesson: Boys and girls, thank you for coming up to share with me. Tonight is a special time for us to be with Jesus.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Maundy Thursday

Remembering — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Serving — Children's Sermon based on John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Serving — Children's Activity based on John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Becoming a Servant — based on John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Children's Sermon for Good Friday
In the Cross of Christ is Life | John 18:1--19:42
The Point: Jesus uses his cross to open the gates of heaven.

The Lesson: Children, thank you for joining me as we think about what Jesus has done for us. I brought with me several crosses.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Good Friday

Written down! — Children's Sermon based on Hebrews 10:16-25
Bitter medicine — Children's Sermon based on John 18:1-19:42
Bitter medicine — Children's Activity based on John 18:1-19:42
When Friends Betray Us — based on John 18:1--19:42

Children's Sermon for Easter Day
It is True. Jesus Lives! | John 20:1-18


The Point: The heavy stone was rolled aside to reveal the truth, Jesus lives!

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for sharing this time with me.

Jesus lives! That is the great Easter announcement! Christ has risen! He has risen indeed.

This morning I brought with me a weight that I use to exercise.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Easter Day

They saw the resurrected Jesus — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The empty tomb — Children's Sermon based on John 20:1-18
The empty tomb — Children's Activity based on John 20:1-18
He is risen! — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Like a butterfly — Children's Sermon based on John 20:1-18
Like a butterfly — Children's Activity based on John 20:1-18
By God's grace we are ... — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Egg-stra special day! — Children's Sermon based on John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
Egg-stra special day! — Children's Activity based on John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
Recharged back to life — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
The best news ever — Children's Sermon based on John 20:1-18
The Easter Drama — Children's Activity based on John 20:1-18
An important message — Children's Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
A new life — Children's Activity based on John 20:1-18
A new life — Children's Sermon based on John 20:1-18
A Surprise Ending — based on John 20:1-18

Cynthia Cowen
Cynthia Cowen has been a faithful CSS Publishing Company contributor for many years. Her creative resources target youth, family, women, Bible study, Advent and Christmas programs, and clergy. As a staff member of Our Saviour's (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Cynthia serves as an Associate in Ministry.