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The Power to Follow Jesus
Day of Pentecost

Cynthia E. Cowen

John 20:19-23

Object: A large piece of brown construction paper folded in half like a door -- draw door knob on front and back. Draw some stick people or paste a picture of the disciples on the inside.


The Point: Jesus comes to us even when we are afraid and gives us the power to live as his followers.

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls! Thank you for coming up to share this moment with me. (Open and close the paper door. Let the children see the people inside.) Do you know what I am doing? (let children answer) Yes, you are right. I am opening and closing a door to a room. As you can see there are people in the room. It could be like the front door of your home or the door to your classroom. It could be a door to a store or even the door to church. Why do we have doors? (let children answer) They let us go in or out; they keep the weather out in the winter or let a cool breeze in during the summer; and sometimes when we are afraid we can lock the door and hide ...

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