Sunday School at Home for May 22

Peace of Mind and Heart

Theme: Jesus gives us peace of mind and heart.
Scripture: John 14:23-29
Get Ready: Complete Supply List:
● A teddy bear
● “Peace of Mind and Heart” video
● Something to play the video
● A shoebox or small box - 1 per child
● Construction paper
● Glue
● Tape
● Markers
● Stickers
● Decorative craft items

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A teddy bear
Do This:
SAY: Is anyone here afraid of the dark? (Pause for response.) Lots of people are
afraid of the dark! Do you know what often makes me feel better when I’m afraid?
Something to make me feel less alone, like this teddy bear. (Pass the bear around for
children to squeeze.)
We are all afraid at times. It is nothing to be ashamed of; even adults are
sometimes afraid. Some of us may be afraid of the dark. Some may be afraid of the
thunder and lightning that comes with a storm. Can you think of other things
people are often afraid of? (Allow time to respond.)
When Jesus told His disciples that He was going to return to His Father, they were
afraid. What would happen to them? Would the enemies recognize them as His
followers and try to harm them?
Jesus knew that His disciples were afraid and He offered these words to comfort
them. "I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. Don't be troubled or
afraid. Remember what I have told you: 'I am going away, but I will come back to
you again. I will come and get you, so that you will always be with Me.' "
These words were a great comfort to His disciples and they are a great comfort to
us today. When Jesus returned to His Father in heaven, He asked God to send the
Holy Spirit to comfort His disciples until the day when He returned. That includes
you and me! What a wonderful gift Jesus has given us: peace of mind and heart.
We no longer have anything to fear. Whenever we find ourselves in the dark or in
the storms of life, Jesus is with us.
PRAY: Father, we thank You for the Holy Spirit who guides us and calms our fears.
We also thank You for the promise that one day we will be in Heaven with Jesus. In
His name we pray, amen.


Peace of Mind and Heart
You’ll Need:
● “Peace of Mind and Heart” video
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● Tell about a time you were afraid.
● Why does Jesus tell us not to be afraid?


Peace of Mind Comfort Box

You’ll Need:
● A shoebox or small box - 1 per child
● Construction paper
● Glue
● Tape
● Markers
● Stickers
● Decorative craft items

Do This: Have kids follow these steps to make the “Peace of Mind Comfort Box”
craft:
● Give each child a box.
● Invite kids to decorate their boxes using construction paper, stickers, and other
craft items.
● Help kids write “No fear when Jesus is near,” or today’s memory verse on their
boxes.
● Invite kids to take their boxes home and fill them with things that bring them
comfort, such as flowers or family photos. Remind them that Jesus gives us
peace of mind and heart, so we never have to fear.

SAY: When Jesus returned to His Father heaven, He asked the Father to send the
Holy Spirit to comfort His disciples until the day when He returned. That includes
you and me! What a wonderful gift Jesus has given us: peace of mind and heart.
We no longer have anything to fear.

 

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