• All Saints Day Children's sermon idea - our Family of Faith

    All Saints Day Childrens sermon - Fun object lesson on our Family of Faith - 

    We have our family history the include men and women that we admire and look up to. As followers of Jesus we are part of an even greater Family of Faith going back many years. As object lessons use a family photo album and compare this with the bible (our "Faith Family") 

  • Children's sermon - What is a Saint?

    Kids sermon / message for All Saint’s Day – How to become a Saint -

    Message overview: Have one of children come forward and “turn them into” a traditional looking saint (Put on a long robe, give them a scroll, and ask them to stand up tall and look very saintly!) Have some fun with this. Then explain that in artwork and stained-glass windows we think of saints as looking very different, but they are really followers of Jesus just like you and me. They may be very well known for doing amazing things but each one of us (as followers of Jesus) has been set apart to do God’s special work as well.

    What is a Saint

    Object lesson items needed: A fancy robe (a bathrobe could work), a bible or scroll, a halo etc.

    Children's talk: Good morning children! This morning is a special day when we celebrate Christian Saints. Have you ever seen a picture of a saint in a stained-glass window? What did they look like? Well, this morning I thought it would be fun to make someone look like a saint. Betty, would you come forward so that I can make you into a saint? Thank you. (Have some fun putting on various items to make them look like a saint.)

    Wow! They really look like a saint now! Can you name some saints mentioned in the bible? That’s right. These saints are well known Christians who are wonderful examples that we can learn from. But I want you to know that the bible says that all followers / disciples of Jesus are saints. Being a saint is not really about being dressed up a certain way. You might look a bit different, but as a child of God and a disciple of Jesus you are also a modern-day saint. The word “saint” refers to “holy ones” that are set apart for God’s purposes. Through Jesus, God has made you his children and special witnesses to his love and grace.

    Children’s prayer: Dear God, thank you for the men and women saints in the bible. Help us to follow their example of faith and service. Thank you also that we are also saints (though younger or smaller) and you will do amazing things through our lives. In Jesus’ name – Amen!

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  • We are Saints

    Children's sermon for All Saints Day: Followers of Jesus are Saints        (Season of Halloween)

    Idea for the Children’s Sermon: All Saints’ Day
    Show the children some large pictures of well known Saints. After discussing these saints, hold up pictures of other saints, pictures of people in your congregation. Finally, tell the children that you want to show them one last picture of a saint. Hand the children a mirror and ask them to look at it. Emphasize that according to the bible’s definition of a saint (Holy ones –set apart for God’s purposes) we are all saints.
    Illustration objects: (1) Some pictures of classic biblical Saints. (2) Pictures of various people in the congregation (3) a small mirror.
    Children’s Sermon:
    Good morning children! Did you know that many churches celebrate the Christian saints at this time of year? Do you know what a saint is? I brought some pictures of saints. Look at this picture. This is a picture of Saint Paul. They didn’t have cameras then so this is just a picture of what Paul might have looked like. Paul was a great teacher and he is pictured here holding a book that represents the scriptures. Look at this picture here. It’s a picture of Saint Luke. This drawing of Luke has him holding some medicine in his hand. The bible says he was a doctor. Now I want to show you some other pictures of saints. (Hold up pictures of members of your congregation) Do you recognize any of these saints? You’re right. This is a picture of Mrs. Jones. She is a follower of Jesus and she makes the coffee for us every Sunday morning. This is Mr. Smith. He is also a follower Jesus. You probably know him pretty well because he operates the sound system at our church. These people didn’t live hundreds of years ago, and they are not portrayed in any stained glass windows. However, the bible refers to all believers as saints. A saint is a “holy one.” That means someone who is “set apart” for God’s special purposes. And all believers have been set apart for God’s special purposes. That brings me to this last picture I have. (Pull out the mirror and hand it to the children to look at.) Look at this. Who do you see? That’s right. You can see yourself! You are followers of Jesus so that makes you a saint too. You might not be as well known as Peter, Paul or Luke but you are still a saint. As followers of Jesus we have been set apart to as God’s own children. We have also been set apart for serving God in the church and in His Kingdom.
    Children’s Prayer: Thank you God for all the saints that have followed Jesus Christ. Thank you for the wonderful things they have done and for the wonderful example they are to us. Thank you also for the saints in our own congregation who serve you in so many different ways. Thank you God that we are also saints. We have been called by you and we have been set apart for serving you. What a great honour that is. In Jesus’ name – Amen!

    Feel free to use this story on Sunday morning but please give credit to and consider linking to this site. Blessings, A.H.