Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Children’s Devotion: Why is Unity of Believers Important? Published: March 12, 2018 This devotion is a sweet way to teach kids the Biblical importance of unity between believers using Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and red licorice. Supplies 3-foot-long red string licorice a children’s Bible Theme: Unity of Believers Text: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Children’s Devotion: Why is Unity of Believers Important? Have children stand in pairs, and give each pair a string of licorice. Say: I’d like each of you to take hold of one end of your string of licorice. Pull as hard as you can on the licorice to test how strong it is. Allow time. Say: I need a helper. Have the helper hold three strings together at the end as you braid the three strings together. Ask: What do you think will happen if we pull on this braided strand? Choose another helper to hold your end of the braid. Say: Now both of you pull as hard as you can. Allow time. Ask: Why was this braided strand harder to break? Read the Scripture from a children’s Bible. Say: Just as the licorice was stronger with three pieces together, we’re stronger when we stick together. Tell a partner about a time you worked with another person to do great things. Say: We show other people God’s love by how we love each other and work together. Take a string of licorice to remind you how strong we are when we stick together. Laurie Edwards Lebanon, New Hampshire Looking for more children’s messages? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!