The Call


Servant-Working: Don’t wait to be older to serve the Lord. Serve Him today!


Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

I Timothy 4:12

You are young, but do not let anyone treat you as if you were not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. 


God calls you to serve in ways that you might not know about yet. Yet! It’s coming. You and your family were put here on this planet for a purpose.  You are not just here to take things and build up possessions. God wants you to make the world a better place.

Ephesians 2:10 says that God has prepared in advance the good things that you are to do. He’s got a plan of your good deeds. You have been doing this your whole life anytime you’ve served others. (Colossians 3:23-24; Matthew 25:34-45; Ephesians 6:7).

Service is not just for your minister, the older and wiser people in your church, or the handy guy with the power drill. God’s got a redemption plan for this world, and we are all a part of it. To paraphrase a famous slogan, “God can fix it. We can help.”


How well did you listen to the story?

Q. What tool did Scooter make that looks like a shovel?
A. He has a “fantastic digging stick”.

Q. What tool does Scooter admire as the workers cleared the trees?
A. He liked the chainsaw.

Q. Where did Olivia go with most of the kids?
A. They went to Granny Gecko’s house.

Q. How does Scooter rescue Grandpa?
A. He digs him out.

Q. Name some Bible characters who served the Lord when they were young.
A. Samuel, Naaman's servant, the boy with the loaves and fishes


This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.


Make a list of the gifts that help you accept God’s call to serve him.


Your children could make of a list of physical gifts, artistic gifts, musical gifts, leadership gifts, athletic gifts, social gifts and spiritual gifts that they might have. Encourage them to review the list and ask where they could serve the Lord with these gifts.


Choose a task that you believe God has given you. Maybe it’s to help out in Church School on Sunday, or maybe it’s to help do lawn care for an older neighbor, or maybe it’s to be a friend to someone in school who is lonely. Maybe it’s something small that God just asks you to do today. Ask God for His strength and power to complete the task ahead.
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