Children's sermons share just as much theology and biblical teaching as adult's sermons. These guides give a kick-start for the ministers and gracious volunteers who deliver the children's sermon.
"Sacred Steps" takes the week's lectionary readings and delivers thorough background, interpretation, and solid prompting questions that will spark your children to use the week's lessons as they go from the sacred steps.
Sacred Steps: Children's Sermon Journal began when Michael and Lisa Davison lived in Lynchburg, VA during the fall of 2009. For many years Michael wanted to create something that would help the adult crafting the children's sermon, but was unsure where to begin. A decade ago he unsuccessfully tried writing a book of children's sermons as well as a "how to" guide. Each person brings their own gifts to the steps each week. It is easy to spot someone that quickly prepared, is unprepared, or is using words that do not belong to them.
So, with the help of his companion, Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison who is a First Testament scholar, Michael set out to create a commentary on the Lectionary. Each week has a few exegetical notes that also offer some ideas to help start the thinking process for crafting 5-7 quality minutes on the sacred steps with the children each week. Lisa writes the First Testament. Michael writes the New Testament and provides the "ideas" section for each text. We trust it helps your preparation for this important aspect of your worship experience.