Children’s Sunday Sermons
June 4, 2023
Good morning boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about the word “Salvation.” Maybe you have heard people talking about being “saved.” What does it mean to be “saved?” To be saved is to have what Jesus called Eternal Life. And Eternal life is to be with God, Jesus said. And we have learned that by doing God’s Will, by doing the things that are expected of us, we are with God. You see, boys and girls, Eternal Life is being with God right here and right now!
I would like to share a little poem about Eternal Life with you now. It goes like this:
I have only just a minute,
only sixty seconds in it.
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
but it’s up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
give account if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute,
but eternity is in it!
That says it all, boys and girls! We must use our time right this very minute to do the work that is expected of us. Like, caring, and sharing, listening with our hearts, and, most of all, loving one another. And when we do this, we will be filled with the peace of Jesus. The more we do this, the closer we are to God. And that means the closer we are to salvation.
June 11, 2023
Good morning boys and girls. This morning I want all of us to pretend that we are chefs in a restaurant and we are planning our menus. Let’s also pretend that our restaurant serves only healthy, nutritious meals. Let’s start with breakfast. We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives us the energy we will need throughout the day to do our good work. How about fruit juice, cantaloupe, and toast for breakfast? That’s a healthy start to the day. Next, there is lunch, the second most important meal for the day because it gives us a lift when we are beginning to run out of energy. How about a turkey sandwich, an apple, some carrot sticks, and a glass of milk? That’s a healthy mid-day meal. Now comes dinner. Let’s plan for baked chicken, peas, and rice. That sounds like a delicious and healthy dinner, doesn’t it, boys and girls? And here comes the best part. Desert! How about splurging a little? Maybe a slice of apple pie or some ice cream? That sounds great, doesn’t it, boys and girls?
Now I want you to think about another kind of nourishment — our spiritual nourishment. Jesus has been called the Bread of Life. He is always there, right by our side, to fill us up with His nourishing love. His love gives us the energy we need throughout the day to do His good works. And we already know where to find the recipes to provide for all our spiritual nourishment. That’s right — right here in the best recipe book ever for healthy living — our Holy Bibles. And our recipe book gives us the greatest spiritual desert of all, which is Jesus, who is the Bread of Life.
June 18, 2023
Good morning boys and girls. I’m sure many of you heard about the recent coronation of King Charles III of Great Britain. In Britain, they have a government with a Prime Minister who is like our President. They also have a King or a Queen. Right now, they have King Charles.
Some countries still have a system of government where the King or Queen is the supreme ruler. They rule over their earthly kingdom. Let’s think of some other “Kingdoms.” How about Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom? That’s a wonderful make-believe Kingdom where Mickey Mouse rules! How many of you have been to the Magic Kingdom? That’s great!
Today we read in our Bibles that Jesus said, “The Kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” What does this mean, boys and girls? This is not Disney land, the Magic Kingdom we are talking about. This is not the United Kingdom where King Charles reigns. No, the Kingdom we are talking about — the Kingdom of Heaven — is the Kingdom of God! It is God who is calling us into His Kingdom because He loves us. This means that the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Love.
June 25, 2023
Good morning girls and boys. Today we read in our Bibles that Jesus said, “What you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetop.” What does this mean? What if someone whispers to us a secret, and we go and shout it out loud? That wouldn’t be right, boys and girls, would it? No. But there are times Jesus is telling us when it would be right to shout out, loud and clear, something that we have heard whispered into our hearts. And that something is the secret whisper of Jesus’ love for us. Jesus wants us to shout it out loud and clear for everyone to hear, and we can do it in many ways.
We can say I love you with our kindness toward others
We can say I love you in our willingness to share our blessings with others.
We can say I love you when we are willing to forgive others for some wrong they may have done to us.
And I am sure boys and girls that together we could make an even longer list of ways to show our love for one another. This week, why not make your own list? And I hope that each list will be a long one!