Friday, March 30, 2007

Palm Sunday Children's Sermon

Puzzles (Children's Sermon)

Q. How many of you have ever done a jigsaw puzzle? Do you like them?

I’ve got a few jigsaw puzzles here… how hard do you think this one is (start with easiest and work up); what about this one, or this one?

(Star Wars) - what about this one? This one even has a picture on both sides!

And (framed one) how hard do you think this one was?! Yeah, hard! I never knew so many states had redbirds for their state bird!

How hard would it be if you didn’t have the box or the picture to go by?

Q. Now, let me ask you another question… Did you ever come home from school and tell your Mom that you had a new friend, and she started asking questions like, what’s their name, where do they live, what are their parents’ names…?

She was looking for clues about them wasn’t she?

Q. Let me change the subject for a minute… Who knows what next Sunday is? “Easter.”
And this Sunday is…? “Palm Sunday.”
Now - a toughie - what’s this week, between Palm Sunday and Easter called?
“Holy Week.”

I understand that you older ones have been studying about Holy Week in your Sunday school class for the past few weeks. How did you learn about it? Reading the Bible? Did you just open the Bible and read it all in one place, or did you look in different places in the Bible?

You kinda looked for clues, didn’t you? Kinda like “puzzle pieces” wasn’t it? It helped you to understand the whole picture of Easter and Holy Week.

Q. Do you know that Jesus loves you? How do you know that? The Bible tells you so…

The Bible is made up of 66 different sections, called “books”, (it’s called history because it’s “His Story”) and in every single book in this Bible are clues about God and Jesus, and about all the things God did and Jesus did, because God loves us sooo much!

We have this “picture” of God and Jesus in our minds, and in our hearts, and every clue, every single puzzle piece we need to complete that picture is in this Bible! You just gotta read it to find them!

(Pray with me…) Dear God / thank You for Jesus. / And thank You for the Bible / that tells us all about Him. / Amen.

(Note - this sermon goes with the adult sermon that I will post tomorrow night. Be sure to check it out as well!)



Anonymous daverichards said...

This was really nice to read...thanks for sharing this with us...and well as Easter is almost here also visit my blog on Easter Greetings and share some of the fun and joy of Easter!!!

2:19 AM  
Blogger Betty Newman said...

"fun and joy of Easter..." ?

Dave, Easter is indeed a joyous occasion, but the problem with our society is that "joy and fun" is all they think about.

But Jesus took the sin of the world upon Himself and carried it to the cross. His blood covered it all.

That's the message of Easter!

10:06 AM  

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