Children's Sermons - (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) Short children's sermons
Text this week: Parable of the Wheat and the weeds (or wheat and the tares) This is a parable of judgement but it also teaches that it is not our job to be the ultimate judge. Only God knows the heart.
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Parable of the Sower (or soils) Working on this. I think I bring in different pots of soil as mentioned in the parable. I will ask children to pretend they are a seed and ask them to tell me what soil they would like to be planted in. (I can discuss the problems and limitations with the different soils) Then I will discuss how we want to be the good soil that allows the life and teaching of Jesus Christ to grow in our lives.
: Matthew 11:25-30 Hidden from the Wise - (Children (includes all believers) can know the love of Jesus. It's not wise for the "wise" and "learned". Demonstrate how sometimes children can see things that older adults miss.
Giving a cup of water in Jesus name (From Mark 9 but based on the teaching of giving a cup of cold water in Christ's name - Matthew 10)
: Matthew 10:24-39 Even the hairs of your head are numbered - Use members of the congregation and have some fun with this!
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! pastorandrew(at) opengatechurch (dot) ca
- 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 - Coming up: May 14 Mother's Day message / lesson
Whether one is Anglican (Episcopal), Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox 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.