Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to teach kids that the Bible is something we should pay attention to.
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16
Needed: a piece of junk mail or spam email, a Bible
Excitedly show students the junk mail you received. Act excited that you received some mail. Then, act disappointed when you “realize” what it is.
Say, I was excited that someone sent me some mail, but it’s just junk mail. Do you know what junk mail is? It’s mail that isn’t useful to me. It’s just asking me to buy things that I don’t need.
Do you ever get junk mail at your house?
What does your family do with junk mail? (Throw it away, recycle it, put it in a pile and don’t read it, etc.)
How do you know when something is junk mail and when it’s important?
Important mail is from someone you know, or it’s from the government telling you that you need to do something, or it’s from a company telling you how much money you have to send them. It’s a letter from a friend or a family member, or it’s about official business. It’s not just ads or coupons or someone asking you to buy something.
(Show your Bible.)
Last week, we said that the Bible is God’s letter to us. Do you think the Bible is junk mail or important mail?
It’s important because it’s from God. The Bible tells us that God told people what to write in the Bible (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16), so it’s God’s letter to us. Like a letter that we get from a family member or friend, God’s letter is important because it tells us how much He loves us. And like a letter from a company, God’s letter tells us what He’s done for us, and how much we owe Him. And like a letter from the government, God’s letter tells us what we have to do if we don’t want to get in trouble with God.
So, God’s letter, the Bible, is important, and we shouldn’t treat it like junk mail. We should read it!
Father God, thank You for sending us the Bible as Your letter to us. Help us to remember how important it is and to read a little bit of it every day. Amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about the Bible