Children's Sermons - (Bible /Gospel - fun object lessons for Children's church or Sunday School -
Creative Sunday school ideas 4 kids: FREE: Children's sermons (note: Many of these sermons for kids could be adapted into great sermon illustrations for adults)
Lectionary lesson: -> Jesus heals the Centurion's servant. (For this lesson I'm focusing on the power of Jesus to heal even at a distance - ie "just say the word".
See - Trinity Sunday - (The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) - God invites us into this community of three.
Children's sermon for Pentecost - The Holy Spirit - (This is pretty basic - using flashlight with batteries to talk about the importance of the Holy Spirit) Or....Try this skit / talk based on the idea that the Holy Spirit is our "Helper" that lives inside us. Or...try this Kids sermon about how the Holy Spirit Guides us
Devotions / Kids talk for Youth Group, Sunday school, or Children's Church -
Sunday School Teachers: Great ideas and illustrations for anyone involved in ministry to children.---
--Christ Centered / Evangelical - focusing on the Gospel as "Good News." -
Designed primarily for the short "Children's Focus" during Sunday Morning worship, these Children's sermons can be used in a variety of ways: An introduction to a Sunday School lesson, for Children's Church /Chapel, Youth Group or Kids club, etc. I trust these Christian sermons for Children will be a great resource for Pastors and Sunday School teachers. Blessings, Pastor Andrew -- Any feed back would be much appreciated! revhewlett(at) gmail (dot) com
- Biblical - Present good theology even if it's in a simplified form.
- Fun - Avoid the "O brother, here comes the boring message" reaction.
- Interactive - That's how kids learn. It's best when they use all the senses. I try to involve the congregation too.
Christ centered - Most of these stories are focused on Jesus and the love of God.
- Short - Most children have a short attention span. (Sunday school teachers know this well)
My prayer is the someday soon this web site would be a great, FREE resourse for children's sermons and Sunday school
Whether one is Anglican (Episcopal), Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical or Penticostal - children need to hear the gospel presented in a lively and biblical way.
Tips for making a good children's talk or Kids Bible lessons for the Sunday Church Service:
It should be a Biblical children's story: The theology for the Sunday Morning Kids Story doesn't need to be sophisticated but it does need to be Biblical. Keep it simple but keep it scriptural.
It should be an Interactive children's message. Don't preach to the children. Involve them in the learning experience.
It should be a short children's message. Most kids have a very short attention span. Don't let them get bored. Otherwise, the main thing they will learn is that church is boring. I would keep it under 5 minutes.
It should clearly present some aspect of the Gospel. If you get too abstract most kids will miss the point. Keep the thought progression simple.
It should be a FUN children's message. Ideally the children should look forward to this time in the service.
It should be a "risk free" children's message: Protect the kids from being embarrassed in front of the congregation.
...(more tips to come)
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