Sunday School at Home for October 17, 2021

Theme: We serve others to live like Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45
Complete Supply List:
● A chicken wishbone (alternative: a branch resembling a wishbone)
● “We Serve Like Jesus” video
● Something to play the video
“Serve Coupons” handout - one per child
● Markers
● Pens
● Scissors

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A chicken wishbone (alternative: a branch resembling a wishbone)
Do This:
SAY: For some people, the best thing about having chicken for dinner is the
"wishbone." After you finish eating, two people each hold one side of the
wishbone, close your eyes and make a wish. Then you pull on the wishbone until it
breaks apart. The person who gets the biggest piece is supposed to have his or
her wish come true. (If you have a wishbone, allow a boy and girl to try it.)
Have you ever wished for something? On the count of three, say out loud what you
wish for: 1, 2, 3. (Pause for responses.)
Sometimes we make a wish without thinking about what would happen if our wish
really came true.
Have you ever planned to have a picnic and it rained? Perhaps you sat and
watched the rain and grumbled to yourself, "I wish it would stop raining." What if
that wish came true and it really stopped raining FOREVER? There would be no
grass, no trees, no flowers. Rivers, lakes, and streams would dry up, and all life
would begin to disappear. This world would be a miserable place if it stopped
raining, wouldn't it?
James and John were two brothers who were disciples of Jesus. One day, the two
of them came to Jesus and said to Him, "Teacher, we want You to do for us
whatever we ask."
"What do you want Me to do for you?" Jesus replied.
"In Your glorious Kingdom, we want to sit in places of honor next to You, one at
Your right and the other at Your left." You see, they thought Jesus was going to set
up an earthly kingdom, and they wanted to sit beside Him on the throne. They
wanted to share in His glory and greatness.
Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking." Then He explained that
whoever wants to be great must be a servant of all. He said, "For even I, the Son of
Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give My life as a
ransom for many."
I don't think that being a servant was exactly what James and John were wishing
Sometimes you and I may say, "I wish I could be more like Jesus." But is that really
our wish? If we really want that wish to come true, we must live as servants the
way Jesus did.

PRAY: Dear God, help us to mean it when we say, "I wish I could be more like
Jesus." Please show us each day how to become a greater servant to those
around us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

We Serve Like Jesus Video

You’ll Need:
● “We Serve Like Jesus” video
● Something to play the video

Do This:
Show the video.

● What stood out to you the most in the video? Why?
● What is one thing you learned about serving like Jesus?

Serve Coupons
You’ll Need:
“Serve Coupons” handout - one per child
● Markers
● Pens
● Scissors

Do This: Have kids follow these steps to make the “Serve Coupons” craft:

● Give each child a handout, markers, and a pen.

● Invite them to think creatively about who they can serve and how they can

serve those people.

● Instruct kids to fill out each coupon with that person’s name and the act of


● Invite kids to decorate the coupons with markers.

● After they‘re finished, have kids cut out the coupons and hand them out to

family and friends who they want to serve this week.

● What is one special way you want to serve somebody this week?


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