Children's Sermons - New Year / Epiphany (Bible /Gospel - fun object lessons for kids at Children's church or Sunday School -
Creative Sunday school ideas 4 kids: FREE: Children's sermons / skits (note: Many of these sermons for kids could be adapted into great sermon illustrations for youth group / adults)
Text this week: children's sermon on Evangelism :I will make you fishers of men - Check it out! I think it could be a lot of fun and be very practical as well.
John 1:29-42 Come and See - This is an interactive lesson demonstrating the importance of bringing others to Jesus.
FYI - Idea: Last minute: I'm preaching on Acts 10 "Jesus - Lord of All" For the kids story I'm going to use Christmas Cracker / bangers (super cheap at stores) and discuss the paper crown inside. The paper crowns inside can remind us that Jesus is our King (and we are royalty - children of the King!)
New Year's Day (start of the season of Epiphany)- A brand New Year - Kids talk using new and old calendars or daytimes to explain how we have the power to create a whole new exciting year for God. (Note: Idea: You could also use a blackboard and an eraser to dramatically wipe old year problems / sins and present a blank slate for the coming new year)
Text this week: The Baptism of Jesus (This is a simple drama involving the kids in some interactive learning. It's a 5 minute skit that involves no rehersa - just do it on the spot!) -
Quick note: On Christmas eve I'm going to get the children up to the manger scene and discuss the various people that came to witness Jesus' birth. After doing that I'm going to add some modern day figures (small figurines)to the scene. I will explain that this is to remind us that Jesus is still drawing people to himself (though he is risen and ascended) The Christmas story is still continuing on in the world today! - I think I can make it work.
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 great 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) ( check out these ideas: click on the video below )
- Developing home church web site Church in Langford B.C.