Children's sermon on the Three Wise Men - Gifts for a King
Here is an idea I’m working on (Last minute, I know!)
.Put on display various gift items that would be used by different professions. (A Briefcase, mechanical tools, soccer boots, hard hat etc. Include some fancy gold coloured items to be “Gold, frankincense and Myrrh.” One by one discuss what sort of people these gifts would be appropriate for. Finally, explain how the Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh would a gifts for a King. Review the account of the Magi bringing gifts to Jesus in Bethlehem. Although Jesus was just a baby, he was also a King. He grew up, lived among us, gave his life for us and rose again from the dead. Jesus is alive and is the King of all Kings!
We may not have much Gold and we probably don’t have any Frankincense or Myrrh. However we can still offer him our most important gift – the gift of our lives. We offer our lives as a gift back to Jesus when we live for him and serve in His Kingdom.
(That’s the basic idea I’m working with. Will try to finish this off later this evening) - A.H.