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My Best Present

What a present!

Bible Text:

Revelation 22:20, "Surely, I am coming soon.  Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus!"

Materials You Need:

A fancy present box with a loose lid.
Insert a letter similar to the sample in the picture.

The Effect:

A mysterious present is displayed while you get the children to guess what's in it, and build up anticipation and excitement before revealing the letter inside.

Age Group:

Grades 1 - 7 (7 to 13 years).

Theme:

We need to be ready as Jesus is coming back soon, in the same manner as He went to Heaven (Acts 1:9-11).

Topic:

Second Coming.

 

The Mysterious Present:

I love to receive strange and mysterious parcels and presents.  I bet you do too!  Well, today I've brought this present with me.   You'll never guess what's inside it!  Who would like to guess? (Let several children try to guess).  No, you are all wrong.  But, I know one thing.  This box contains the best present we could ever hope to receive.  Do you want to try and guess now?

No, your guesses are all wrong.  You weren't even warm!  Shall I give you a hint? (Rattle the box).  It's not very heavy, but it looks very interesting!  Do you want to guess again? (Let several other children try to guess).  Alright, I'll put you out of your misery and show you what's in it.

Are you sure you really want to know? (Let the children respond).  Alright!  Let's settle down while I open the box and show you what's inside (Open up the box slowly and mysteriously and take out the letter).

My Best Present!

Why, it's a letter.  H'mm it looks very interesting!  I need someone to come and read it. (Select a child and let him or her read the letter out loud).  What did it say?

"My Best Present to You, I am Coming Back Soon!"

Whatever does that mean?  And who wrote this letter?  You think it was Jesus?  Yes, that's right.  Jesus is coming back soon and in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, the Apostle Paul told us:

"For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven, with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first."

"After that, we who are alive and are left will be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever."

Let's be Ready!

Why do you think this is Jesus' best present? (Let the children respond).  Yes, the Bible tells us that there will be no more wars, no more crying, no more sadness, no more sickness and no more death.  That's great, and best of all we will live with Jesus for ever and ever!

When will this happen?  Well, in Revelation 22:20, Jesus said:

"Surely, I am coming soon."

And so we need to say, "Come, Lord Jesus!"  We don't know when Jesus will come, but it could be any day, so I hope you'll be ready to meet Him!

God bless
 

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