About the book:
The Narrow Gate
is a PLACE
just for children. The Narrow Gate invites children to “Enter,
and learn more about Jesus,” and becomes a visual reminder that whenever
they enter, they will find a place of fun and excitement. The Narrow
Gate is an
EXPERIENCE, taking one simple truth
from the Scripture and using that truth as a springboard to fun and
activity. The children are invited to “Enter through the Narrow Gate.”
At the end of the hour, they leave with happy memories and a little more
knowledge about Jesus.
In the “Celebrate Jesus” series of The
Narrow Gate, the underlying theme is “Meeting Jesus at The Narrow
Gate.” The goal is to change the “concept” of Jesus into the
“reality” of Jesus in their young minds, so that all of the children can
begin to understand the need for a personal relationship with Him.
“Celebrate Jesus” first looks at Jesus’
rightful claim to ownership of the world, then turns to the “Son-ship”
of Jesus. Following the “Son-ship” of Jesus, “Celebrate Jesus” looks at
the “Messiah-ship” of Jesus and then finishes with a focus on the
discipleship of Jesus’ followers. Specifically, the objective is
to recognize that Jesus is God-eternal and everlasting, present at
creation, and worthy of worship; that Jesus came to earth for a
purpose-providing atonement, bridging the gap between man and God; and
that Jesus calls us to follow Him—making us disciples, teaching us to
serve with joy.
The Narrow Gate
calls all of us, “Come, CELEBRATE Jesus!”
About the Author:
Eleanor Hamilton is the mother of three children,
all now young adults. She and Patrick, her husband of 28 years,
currently reside in Columbia, Maryland.
Eleanor has been involved in children’s ministry
for many years, most recently teaching 4th and 5th
graders, using curriculum that God has led her to create. In addition,
for several years, Eleanor has created and conducted several special
events each year to excite and entertain the children.
Eleanor’s philosophy regarding children’s ministry
is condensed into 2 primary goals that are set for every lesson and
every event that she leads—
1. Glorify God
2. Have fun
while you do it.