Friday, November 9, 2012

No Room For Jesus

No Room For Jesus
Objects needed for object lesson puppet show:
girl puppet, a box that has the word  TIME on it... big enough to overload with Christmas Stuff.   Christmas cookie, wrapped gift, Christmas bulb , Drawn picture of puppet family , some garland, small strand of lights, Can Of Green Beans, A feather duster, Christmas card, Christmas Stocking, A gift catalog and a small bible with a piece of paper on it that says Jesus. 
 Puppet Show -
Casey:  Hello  Everyone,  We have a visitor here  today who has a problem.  She wants us to help her  figure out what to do.  Her name is Miss Busy.  Would you like to meet her?  (pause)     Miss busy!   We are ready for you!   Let's all say Hi to Miss busy.  ( Everyone Says,  Hi Miss Busy)
Miss Busy: Hello friends, ( pause and wave)   I have a big problem and I don't know how to fix it.   I have all these things I need  to do.  I have tons of Christmas Cards I need to sign and send to friends,  I need to do bunches of Christmas shopping.  Then I have gobs of Christmas presents to wrap and put big bows on them.  I have all these stockings to fill with goodies, I have a bunch of food baskets to fill for the poor and they need to be delivered.  I have all kinds of yummy cookies to make with lots of sprinkles.  I need to decorate the tree with bulbs and pretty lights and decorate throughout the house.  But before I do that I have to make sure the house is clean.  I barely have any room for family, but the biggest problem of all is I don't have any room for Jesus.  I can't even fit that in.   I really need some help.  Can you all help me I just can't figure it out by myself.  Casey, can you help me?
Casey: Sure .  I'll help you Miss Busy,  Let's see, let's take everything out of this box marked time.  ( Take things out showing the kids what all is in the box and set it aside).  We're going to reorganize - Let's put Jesus in first every day, then He will always have room.  Then we can fill our time with everything else  we need to do. 
Miss Busy: Now why didn't I think of that.   Let's put Jesus in first, Then my family's needs, Then everything else I need to do.  (Casey puts everything back so everything fits in the box)  Look!  it all fit in!  Can you believe that?  Wow, Thank-you Casey from now on I'm going to take care of the most important things first.  Then Jesus will help me fit in everything else I need to do.  
Casey: You know what Miss Busy, all this has reminded me of a verse I learned a long time ago.  We call it the Greatest Commandment.  The bible says in:  Mark 12:30 thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 
Miss Busy:  And what a special gift to give Jesus - to love Him best of all.   By putting Him first in everything we do.
I guess we all need reminded because life can get busy sometimes.....
Thank -you so much for helping me, I sure do appreciate all the help I can get.   You All Have a fantasssssstic  Christmas By putting HIM first.   ... Buy!
Casey:  Buy miss busy thanks for visiting.
Casey:    I think we should pray today and ask the Lord to help us do a better job at putting Him first. Let Us Pray---Dear Jesus,  Help us love you more.  Teach us how to put you first in all that we do.   We should never give you second place.   Help us to love you more as we celebrate your birth this Christmas.   Merry Christmas Jesus. 
 Susan Nikitenko  November 9th, 2012

Christmas Is All About Christ

Miss Busy: Kacee, Kacee, Kacee, I have another question. Can you help me?
Kacee: Sure, Miss Busy. What is it? I am always happy to answer your questions and help.
Miss Busy: Well I’m confused, what is Christmas really all about? All my friends talk about shopping and giving presents. They tell me it is ALLLLL about the presents. Whoever gets the biggest, bestest, most expensive gift has the best Christmas ever! They tell me that if their parents don’t get what they want for Christmas they would be so unhappy. I mean is it all about presents, dazzling lights, Christmas trees, snow, and delicious food? I mean I LOVE…just ABSOLUTELY LOVE Christmas cookies and ham and ooooo everything about Christmas! But there has to be more to Christmas than that!
Kacee: You’re right Miss Busy. Christmas is more than that. Christmas is the birthday of a King. Yes, giving presents is nice, so is pretty lights, Christmas trees, snow and yummy Christmas cookies. But….Christmas is all about Christ. Look at the first 6 letters of Christmas and what do you find?
Miss Busy: Hmmmmm C-H-R-I-S-T Ohhhhhh Christ! It spells Christ.
Kacee: That’s right Miss Busy. Jesus was sent to this world in a form of a Baby. He was born in a manger in a stable many years ago.
Miss Busy: Yeah, just like the manger scene display they have at church.
Kacee: Do you know why Jesus came to earth Miss Busy?
Miss Busy: Well, I know Jesus came to earth to die on the cross for our sins so we could go to heaven one day.
Kacee: That’s exactly right. Now Christmas is when we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. It really isn’t about all those presents. It is only about one gift…that is the gift of salvation. Jesus has a special gift for anyone who will receive it. He came to this world to die on the cross to pay a price we could not pay for our sins. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Do you know what ALL means Miss Busy?
Kacee: That’s right, All…everyone has sinned according to the Word of God. Our sin separates us from God. The Bible says in Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death...” Wages is something we earn, so it is saying that because of our sin we deserve death, that is a spiritual death in hell.
Miss Busy: That’s not the end of the verse…I’ve heard this one at church. …”The wages of sin is death BUT the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Kacee: Very good Miss Busy. Yes, this Christmas God has a gift for you. That is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. This is talking about heaven. The only way to receive this gift is through Jesus Christ. We must know we have sinned, ask the Lord to forgive us our sins, and believe that He died on the cross and rose again.
Miss Busy: Oh yes, the Bible says in Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Kacee: You probably know this verse too Miss Busy. John 3:16. Will you say it with me?
Miss Busy: Sure thing.
Miss Busy and Kacee: “For God so love the world that He gave His only Begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Kacee: See Miss Busy, Christmas is all about Christ and His gift of salvation.
Miss Busy: Thank-you Kacee. It is so easy to forget the real meaning of Christmas. I am going to tell all my friends about the true meaning of Christmas and Jesus’s special gift He has for them this Christmas. I might make Em’ some Christmas cookies too because I LOOOOVE Christmas cookies. Yummmm! Bye.
Kacee: Have you accepted this gift of salvation? If not, just pray to the Lord and mean it with your heart, ask him to forgive you of your sins, tell Him you believe He died on that cross just for you and rose again. Ask Him to be the savior of your life this Christmas. He will save you. Don’t delay accept this gift today.

Written By: Krysta Nikitenko 
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