Children’s Sunday Sermons April 2022

Children’s Sunday Sermon
April 3, 2022

Good morning girls and boys. I hold in my hand an ordinary pencil — something that you have all used many times. But it didn’t always look like this. The pencil has been around for a long, long time, and then in the year 1880, it got a very important improvement. Can anyone guess what that might be? That’s right. The eraser was invented. Just imagine how tough it would be to do your school assignments, especially math, if you didn’t have an eraser. But a funny thing happened back in 1880 boys and girls. As marvelous as this invention was, many teachers at the time were against it. They thought the eraser would encourage students to make more mistakes. They said that if students avoided mistakes in the first place, they wouldn’t need erasers! I’m sure you are all grateful that teachers don’t feel that way today — and neither does God!

As we learned in our past lessons, when we forgive, we erase away all the bad feelings of anger and resentment. When we are generous, we erase away all the bad feelings of selfishness. When we love our enemies, we erase away all the bad feelings of hate. And when we do these things, we erase away the bad things that get in the way of our relationship with God.

Boys and girls, here’s an assignment for you this week. When you are doing your schoolwork, no matter if it’s writing, or math, or even drawing, look at the pencil you hold in your hand. And remember our story about the eraser and share it with your friends and classmates. Tell them you know about the history of the pencil eraser and how teachers didn’t like it at first. But most importantly, think to yourself about erasing away all the feelings that God wants us to get rid of. And when you do that, you’ll be closer to God.

Children’s Sunday Sermon
April 10, 2022

Good morning girls and boys. There’s a folk song that was popular many years ago entitled, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Maybe you’ve heard it. Let’s all sing it together . . .

He’s got the whole world in His hands,

He’s got the whole world, in His hands,

He’s got the whole world, in His hands,

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

The song goes on from there, but I think you get the point. Now, who do think the song is about? No, it’s not the President of Google or Spiderman. You knew all along that this song is about God! Picture it, boys, and girls. God above holding the whole world in the palm of His hands. Of course, it’s not exactly that way boys and girls but that song gives us a wonderful image of our God who protects each one of us and our entire world. What a comforting picture that is boys and girls.

The God who holds the whole world in His hands sent His Son, Jesus, to us, here on earth, to shine His powerful bright light into the darkest corners of our world. He sent His Son, Jesus, to earth, to remind us of all the important things we must remember on our “to do” lists, every day. And when we do that, God will look down into His hands and smile.

Children’s Sunday Sermon
April 17, 2022

Good morning girls and boys. Today is Easter Sunday, and I want to wish each of you a Happy Easter! Some of you probably found an Easter basket this morning containing chocolate bunny rabbits and brightly colored eggs. The egg is a very important symbol at Easter. We see it everywhere at this time of year, not just in our Easter baskets, but in decorations, on greeting cards, and at school. Throughout history, the egg has been a symbol of the miracle of life. And after the Resurrection of Jesus, the egg became a religious symbol. Many years ago, the tradition was for Christians to exchange colored Easter eggs with each other and announce, “Christ is Risen.”

Christ is Risen, boys and girls. That’s the reason why we celebrate Easter. It is the most joyous day of the year for members of our Christian community. It is the happiest day of the year for loyal followers of Jesus. And Easter is also a time for us to remember that Jesus has risen to be right by your side — where you need Him most — ready to shine His bright light, ready to show you the way.

Boys and girls, this week, as you enjoy the candy from your Easter basket, and especially the Easter Eggs, remember those special words, “Christ has Risen.” Remember, He has risen to be part of your life. He is by your side, ready to show you the way. Happy Easter!

Children’s Sunday Sermon
April 24, 2022

Good morning boys and girls. Have you ever heard the expression, “You’re a doubting Thomas?” From our Bibles, we learn that Thomas was a follower of Jesus who refused to believe unless he could see something with his own eyes. So, when we use that expression today, we mean that the person who is a doubting Thomas questions everything and won’t believe anything unless he or she has positive proof.

It’s not bad to question things. That’s often how we learn and form opinions. But as loyal followers of Jesus, we also know that we must have faith in the things that He has promised us. And we can’t see many of those things with our own eyes. Instead, we must trust. Jesus responded to Thomas by saying, “Doubt no longer, but believe.”

Boys and girls, you will learn throughout life that there are many things in this world that you may not fully understand, and yet have faith in. I doubt that any of us here this morning can fully explain radio waves, or television reception, or exactly how we receive a call on a cell phone, or an email on a computer. And yet we listen to the radio and watch television and talk on the phone every day. And when we turn on the radio or tv, we have faith that these things will work. Likewise, every night when we go to bed, even though we don’t have proof that it will happen, we expect that the sun will rise in the morning, just as it has every day. No one can guarantee that it will, but we have faith that when we wake up the sun will have made its morning appearance. And it’s the same way with our faith in Jesus. We don’t fully understand the miracles and the promises of Jesus, but we have faith that He will be there for us when we wake up in the morning. We have faith that He will be right there beside us to guide us through our day, come rain or come shine! Boys and girls don’t be a doubting Thomas. Instead, put your faith in the promises and miracles of Jesus and there will be no doubt that He will reward you with eternal happiness!

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