|Monday:||What is a Missionary?|
|Bible Lesson:||David and the Lord's Anointed: Jesus should be Lord and Master of our lives.|
|Memory Verse:||1st John 2:3|
|Missions Concepts:||Missionaries tell people about God, what he expects of them, and how they can be forgiven for their sins.|
|Missions Examples:||Paul in Athens|
|Bible Passages:||Acts 17|
Introduction: Missions Marathon
[Perform the Missions Marathon Skit by way of introduction.]
In the skit, Earnest didn't seem to be real sure exactly what missions is. That's what we're going to talk about today: what is missions, and what is a missionary?
A missionary is a Christian who tells other people the good news of how Jesus came so that we could be forgiven of our sins and go to heaven.
Example: Paul in Athens
In the book of Acts, we read about a time when the apostle Paul came to a city called Athens, which is in Greece. He found a whole city full of people who had never heard of the true God. They didn't know who Jesus was, or how they could be forgiven of their sins. They didn't even know that God had created the world.
So Paul got up and told them about God, about how he had created the world, and about how God expected certain things of them, and that they needed to change their beliefs, change the way they were acting, and follow God. Some of the people did believe, and Paul helped to start a church.
Paul was being a missionary in Athens. He was running his missions marathon for God.
If you are going to be a missionary, you might not have to go to Athens, but you do have to find people who don't know about God and about what he expects of them, and tell them.
Invite any children who want to do missions work to stay after the lesson and discuss it further.