(Prepare a flash card in the shape of a giant ticket. On one side put “Admit one to the Kingdom
of Heaven”. On the other side put “Jesus”.)
Have you ever gone anywhere that you needed a ticket to get in? What are some of the places
you needed a ticket for? (Solicit answers such as a movie, a ball game, a museum, the zoo, a
Well, there’s one very special place that I hope to go someday, and I’m ready because I
already have my ticket. Here it is right here (Show flash card.) It says, “Admit one to the
Kingdom of Heaven.”
But let me ask you: do you think this ticket will really get me into God’s Kingdom? No! There’s
only one thing you need to get into God’s Kingdom: (Turn over flash card.) Jesus! Let me read
you John 6:40. Jesus says, “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the son [that’s
Jesus] and believes in him shall have eternal life.” (NIV)
So Jesus is our ticket to eternal life in God’s Kingdom. You don’t need a paper ticket; you just
Let’s pray: Father in Heaven, we look forward to the day we can spend eternal life with You. And
we thank you that we don’t need a ticket: we just need Your Son, Jesus. In His name we pray.
Jesus is our "ticket" to God's kingdom
"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to
the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life."
John 6:40 (NIV)
A flash card as described below
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