Purpose: Use this children’s sermon about the sixth of the Ten Commandments to teach kids why we shouldn’t harm other people.
Scripture: Exodus 20:13
Needed: something you made
Show students your object and explain how proud you were to make it. Ask, How do you think I would feel if someone destroyed this after I made it? (Lead students to see that you would be hurt if someone ruined it.)
I think God feels the same way. One of His Top Ten, number six in the Ten Commandments, says…
(Read Exodus 20:13 , quoted here in the NIV.)
“You shall not murder.”
Why do you think God doesn’t want us to murder anyone?
God made everyone. He doesn’t want us to murder anyone because that would be destroying something God made. And I think it even applies to hitting other people.
How do you think I would feel if someone didn’t totally destroy my _, but damaged it a little bit?
I would still be upset, wouldn’t I? So, God is upset when we just hurt someone else. He doesn’t want us to harm another person in any way because He made them.
When we look at other people, let’s remember that God made them and wants to keep them safe. Even if we get mad at them, God still made them and doesn’t want us to hurt them.
Lord, You are the great Creator. You made every person. Help us not to hurt anyone, even when they make us angry. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermon about the Ten Commandments.