Children's moment - OT: Psalm 150 - Let's talk about music
An interactive children's moment for your children's programme on Psalm 150
A children's moment in which you help the children to connect their own love of music with the lessons in Psalm 150.
This activity is part of a complete Sunday school programme on Psalm 150, with the theme 'Praise the Lord'.
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Today, we're going to talk about something that I know all of you love – music! Do you hear that? (Pause and let the music play softly in the background). That's some of my favourite music playing right now! Music has a wonderful way of making us feel all sorts of things, doesn't it? Now, who here can tell me what their favourite song or type of music is? (Pause for responses). Those are great choices!
Did you know that the Bible also talks about music? It certainly does! And today, we're going to explore a special part of the Bible that is all about music - Psalm 150. This is the very last psalm in the Book of Psalms and it's all about praising God with all kinds of music!
The psalmist – the person who wrote the psalm – tells us to praise God with trumpets, harps, lyres, tambourines, strings, pipes, and cymbals. These were the types of instruments they had back then.
Connecting to life:
You know how when you hear your favourite song, you just can't help but move or sing along, right? That's exactly what the psalmist wants us to do when we praise God! Our praise to God is like our favourite song that we can't help but dance, clap, or sing along to!
Now, what are some ways you think we can praise God like the psalmist tells us to in Psalm 150? Ask the children for their responses. Those are all wonderful ideas! And remember, praising God doesn't only mean playing an instrument or singing a song. We can praise Him with our words, by saying thank you for all the wonderful things He has done. We can praise Him with our actions, by being kind and loving to others.
So, every time you hear your favourite song, I want you to think about Psalm 150 and how you can make a joyful noise to praise God in your own special way. Can we all do that? Fantastic!
Let's close our time by saying Psalm 150 together, "Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness..." and continue the Psalm.
Thank you all for sharing your favourite music and for being such wonderful listeners! I hope your day is filled with beautiful music and lots of praise for our wonderful God.
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