Devotionals Zone

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These devotions are about children, children's ministry, or Christian living, but are primarily designed for adults rather than for use with kids, as most of the other ideas on the site are for direct ministry to children.

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All Access How Many People Does God Need?

A story teaching that the people God uses are the people who do what needs to be done no matter how big the job looks.

Service
All Access How to Cure the Mopes

King David learns a powerful lesson on the potential cost of whining and complaining.  

The High Cost of Whining and Complaining
All Access I Shall Not Want

A talk teaching that a little with God’s blessing is worth far more than a lot with God’s curse and that Jesus will provide everything we need because He is our good shepherd. (Psalm 23) (John 10:14).  

God's Best
All Access I'm Sorry!

A talk explaining the difference between Godly sorrow and worldly sorrow, through the examples of Judas and Peter. (2 Corinthians 7:10).

Sorrow
All Access In Jesus Name, Amen

A talk on the power of praying in Christ’s name. Praying in Christ’s name is as if Jesus handed us His own divine credit card, it will never run out. We must, however, ask for the things that He would want and would be pleasing to Him. (John 16: 24)  

Prayer
All Access It's Time To Remember

A letter written by a boy to Jesus throughout his lifetime, showing what happens if Jesus isn't always made the first priority. (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

Priorities
All Access Jesus! - A Devotional for Children's Ministry Leaders

Find Jesus where your students would.

Devotional
All Access Jesus, You're Too Late!

The story of the raising of Lazarus teaching that Jesus is never too late, but always on time for His greatest glory! We should never put a deadline on our prayers. (John 11)

Prayer
All Access Jonah and the Worm

A talk from the story about being mad at God for being good. This lesson teaches that we must be willing to take both the bad and the good from God, for He works out all for the good in the end! (Romans 8:28).

God's Will
All Access Judgement Day And The Christian

A talk on the importance of building on things that last and not things that will one day perish.

Eternity
All Access Just Taste It!

A lesson on obedience. In order to obey, we must trust God and taste that He is good. We disobey when we refuse to taste. The only things worse than refusing to taste is tasting and then rejecting. (Psalm 34:8) (Hebrews 6:4-6).

Obedience
All Access Keep your childish point of view!

Children look at the world through innocent eyes... we can learn something from them.

Children
All Access King David And The Stinkers

The Story of King David and King Hanun: A lesson showing how bad ideas often lead to more bad ideas, and assumptions only cause trouble. (II Samuel 10 and 12)

Bad Ideas
All Access Lesson From A Cow

Faith makes it possible to look over and above what we are afraid of, to see God who is our helper.

Faith
All Access Life is like a bouncy castle

God knows you and will never leave you

God knows you
All Access Living The Bible

Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read.

Witnessing
All Access Looking In God's Mirror

A talk explaining how disgusting our sin looks to God, yet He is still gracious and loving enough to want to change us. (Isaiah 1:5,6) (Isaiah 1:18).

Sin
All Access Lord, What About Him?

A talk from the story of Peter’s denial and restoration that notes that Jesus Jesus never answers that “what about him” question. He wants you to only be concerned with you. (Mark 14:29) (Mark 14:71) (John 21:21-22)  

God's Will
All Access Losing The Blessing Of God

A lesson teaching that those who refuse to follow God become progressively more set in their ways of disobedience. (Psalm 1:1)

Disobedience
All Access Mad Lib - Matt 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45

This game takes a 3rd person telling of James' and John's mom asking Jesus to one day let her kids sit on his right and left; and leaves out key words and replaces them with silly substitutes. I suggest doing it as a group and getting a different response from each child. I've put what to ask for in parenthesis along with any explanations) and then at the end I've written the entire story correctly.

Being Great in the Kingdom of God
All Access Men Who Missed Christmas

A story about all the people who had the opportunity to worship the baby Jesus but didn’t seize the opportunity. Everyday people miss the greatest gift ever given; even if they hear about it, some will still not believe in Jesus. (Luke 2:11) (Matthew 2:5) (John 3:16)  

Salvation
All Access Millenium

A glorious talk about how wonderful the Millennium will be, and how no one will want to miss it! (Zechariah 14:12) (Zechariah 14) (Isaiah 2:3,4) (Isaiah 11) (Isaiah 65)

1000 Year Reign
All Access New Bodies For Old

A talk explaining that our corruptable bodies could never dwell in heaven, but that Jesus has new bodies waiting for us - bodies designed specifically to live in heaven forever! (1 Corinthians 15)

Heaven
All Access Nicky's Visit

The story of Nicodemus' teaching that we all have condemned ourselves to Hell because of our sin. Because of this, we need Jesus to be our Savior and we need to give Him our life so that we may be born again. (John 3:16).

Salvation
All Access Noah, Let Me In!

A talk telling of the importance of believing before it is too late. It is the story about the kind of faith Noah had; a real faith, one which always results in obedience. (Genesis 6-9; Romans 10:9-10)

Faith
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