May 5-8, 2016
Luke 24:44-53
Ephesians 1:15-23

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 Easter 7
Unity, Jesus Prayer for Us | John 17:20-26

Object: three strands of yarn

The Point: Jesus prays for unity among his followers

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for joining me as we share God’s word.

Today I brought with me three strands of yarn. (show children) Here is one strand. Can someone break it? (let children respond; have a child try) That wasn’t easy but you can break a single strand of yarn. Now, let me take the other two strands of yarn and braid the three of them together. The braiding has united the three strands as one. Now try to break the braided yarn. (let child try)The united three strands are too strong to break.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Easter 7

Two bright morning stars — Children's Sermon based on Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
The gift is free — Children's Sermon based on Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
This is true! — Children's Sermon based on Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
The gates of heaven — Children's Sermon based on Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Being clean — based on Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
A little girl's glory — Children's Sermon based on John 17:20-26
A little girl's glory — Children's Activity based on John 17:20-26
Jesus shows us the way to God — Children's Sermon based on John 17:20-26
Jesus shows us the way to God — Children's Activity based on John 17:20-26
The people puzzle — Children's Sermon based on John 17:20-26
The people puzzle — Children's Activity based on John 17:20-26
Joining Jesus — Children's Sermon based on John 17:20-26
Joining Jesus — Children's Activity based on John 17:20-26
Storytellers — based on John 17:20-26
Storytellers — Children's Activity based on John 17:20-26
All for One, One for All! — based on John 17:20-26
Unity, Jesus Prayer for Us — based on John 17:20-26

Children's Sermon for Ascension of the Lord
Witness to the Saving Work of Jesus | Luke 24:44-53

strong>Object: a Christian bumper sticker

The Point: as Jesus ascends to heaven we are left to be his witnesses in the world

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for joining me as we share God’s word together.

Today we celebrate the ascension of Jesus into heaven. Luke in our Bible reading tells us that Jesus raised his hands and blessed the disciples who were gathered around him. As he blesses them, Jesus ascends into heaven. Just before this moment Jesus told the disciples that with the help of the Holy Spirit, they were to be his witnesses to the world they lived in. They would tell the world about Jesus. They would be witnesses to the ministry of Jesus, his life, death, and resurrection. Jesus came not to condemn us but to save us. What a great message to share with all people.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Ascension of the Lord

Luke 24:44-53 — Children's Sermon based on UP!
A grand opening — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-54
A grand opening — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-54
He'll be back! — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
He'll be back! — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
What's Ascension? — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Still with us — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
"Still with us" — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
UP! — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
Clothed with power — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Real power! — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Jesus the great teacher — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Up, up and away! — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
Carried into heaven — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
He opened their minds — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
The Bible Reveals Jesus — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Up to heaven — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Up to heaven — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
Whodunit? — based on Luke 24:44-53
Whodunit? — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
Extra-terrestrial — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Extra-terrestrial — Children's Activity based on Luke 24:44-53
Sent Out as Christ — Children's Sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
The Morning After — based on Luke 24:44-53
Eyes Open! — Children's sermon based on Luke 24:44-53
Who's the boss? — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
The eyes of your heart — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Who's the boss? — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Jesus the head — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Hope ... riches... greatness — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Like a rug — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Time to pray — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
Read and ask — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
The nth power — based on Ephesians 1:15-23
We are the body — Children's Sermon based on Ephesians 1:15-23
He was lifted up — Children's Sermon based on Acts 1:1-11

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.