Children's Sermons - (Bible /Gospel based fun object lessons for Children's church or Sunday School
Creative Sunday school ideas 4 kids: FREE: Children's sermons
This week: Children's sermon for Advent - Being reading for the return of Jesus. This is a simple interactive lesson about being ready at all times for the return of Christ. This object lesson uses various items you would use to clean up a house in preparation for an important guest and also items we use to make ourselves look nice outwardly. It's a great intro for talking about being ready on the inside - looking at heart attitudes (including forgiving, getting rid of bitterness and living in the love of Jesus Christ)
The reign of Christ the King: This is a simple lesson using different hats to discuss different occupations in our community. Include a crown (made of cardboard or purchased at a novely store) and discuss the fact that Jesus is a king. If we are followers of Jesus we are true subjects of King Jesus.
Thanksgiving Kids talk - Giving Thanks to God (Ways of saying Thank You) This is a simple talk involving people in the congregation saying "thank you" in their ethnic tongue. Explain how God understands our "Thank You" now matter what language we speak! Have some fun with this. (Also helps celebrate the diversity in your church fellowship.)
If you are following the RCL Lectionary (Mark 13) you could focus on Jesus' warning not to be deceived by false Christs that say "I am he". See this kids talk based on Luke's gospel.
Shoe box Sunday: Here is a great interactive lesson if you church is involved in Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box (Samaritans Purse). This highlights the fact that we have so much to be thankful for and that we can help others out of our abundance.
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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