What you will need: An old tie, scissors
Preparation: Prior to the service, ask someone to wear an old tie (provide one as it wont be able to be worn afterwards!)
Talk: Throughout the New Testament we read of all the amazing and powerful things that Jesus did. He healed the sick, he brought the dead back to life, he even loved and cared for people that everybody else hated! … Hang on a second, sorry, I didn't mean to start the talk without a tie! I was in such a rush this morning that I completely forgot! (call to the volunteer wearing the tie) Can I borrow your tie this morning? (Get the volunteer to come to the front and pretend to struggle to take the tie off). I'm really sorry but I don't have time for this. (take a pair of scissors and cut the tie in half). There that's better, thanks for letting me borrow your tie this morning.
Now, if you went to school and said to your friends, "the minister cut someone's tie off, in church, can you believe it?", I think most of your friends would think its a lie! But you were all here, everyone saw me cut the tie, you know its true because you saw it. Well the Bible is like that too. It can be hard to believe that Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, raised Lazarus from the dead and even came back to life himself. But the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell us all about it. The disciples were there, they saw it all happen and they wrote it down so that we could know all about the Lord Jesus.
Next time you read your Bible, remember, just because you weren't there doesn't mean it didn't happen. Matthew 19:26 says "Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”