Craft Ideas 2 Thessalonians 2 Hope of the Second Coming

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Jesus is coming back someday! We know this, but there are many details of the Second Coming that we do not and cannot fully know.  We trust that He will return, but meanwhile hope in His daily presence and love for us. These crafts reflect that hope and trust. A “proclaim the goodnews trumpet” contains a listening and speaking component to reflect on our responsibility as Gospel proclaimers. A “Prayer Bank Cloud” considers the eventual coming of Christ and offers a vehicle for collecting thoughts and reflections.

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Craft one: “Proclaim the Good News Trumpet”

You will need:

  • Crayons or markers
  • Paper or Styrofoam cups
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Paper (Construction/cardstock)
  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Additional decorations (stickers, glitter, etc.)

Procedure:

  1. Decorate paper towel tube with verses, captions, stickers, and other decorations.
  2. Cut the bottoms out of cups, if necessary, to fit them into either side of the tube, one for a “listening device” and one for a “microphone.”  
  3. Add extra notes or decorations to remember that we are called to listen to and proclaim the good news!
  4. Place the trumpet/microphone in a special spot, or use as a mini-megaphone.

Craft Two: “Cloud Prayer Bank”  

You will need:

  • Construction Paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Decorative elements as desired
  • Markers or crayons
  • Empty tissue box (or shoebox)
  • Cross or popsicle sticks
  • Cotton balls

Procedure:
1. Cut out strips of paper, adding verses and captions.        
2. On other papers, create prayer request items. These will be placed within the finished box.
3. Cover the box with cotton balls to represent Heavenly “clouds.”
4. Place the cross inside the box.
5. Use the cloud box to collect thoughts and prayers or reminders of God’s promises.

Verses or Captions to Consider… (2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17)

But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  -2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 

Jesus will return some day…He’s with us now, so watch and pray!

Proclaim the Good News!

Pray for all people!

Listen to God!

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