Children’s Sunday Sermon
January 14, 2024
Good morning, girls and boys. How many of you have ever played with model cars or a model railroad set? Maybe you had a model train set racing around your Christmas tree this year — or maybe you saw one in a toy store. What other kinds of models are there, boys and girls? That’s right. There are model airplanes, model ships, model bridges, and model buildings. Models are a good way to show us something much bigger. Did you know that when engineers and architects are designing a new skyscraper, a new bridge, or a new automobile, they usually start by building a model? You see, models are a good way to imagine how something big will look once it is completed.
Have you ever thought of Jesus as a model? Well, Jesus is the Greatest Model ever. Through His wonderful examples, Jesus has shown us in our Bibles how great we can be once we grow in our faith as one of His loyal followers. How do we grow into the person that God wants us to be? Just follow Jesus, the Greatest of all Models. Our job is to live as best we can as Jesus lived. He tells us in the Bible: “Give food to those who are hungry, give drink to those who are thirsty, and as a child of God, love all the children of God as I have loved you.” In other words, share things with those who have less than you and try to treat them the way Jesus would treat you.
Boys and girls, each of you has unique talents and abilities that God has given you. Some of you are good at sports. Some are good at art. Some of you like math and science. Perhaps some of you like music best. Whatever you want to do, whatever you are good at, each of you, each child of God, is special because that’s how God made you!