Children’s Sermon: Made in the Image of God

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Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Trinity to teach kids one of the ways that we’re like God.

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27

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Children’s Sermon

Ask students, Do any of you have a spirit or a soul? (We all have spirits or souls.)

Where is your spirit?

Our spirits are inside our bodies. We usually think our spirits as being like our hearts. Not the part of our body that pumps blood, but the part of us that makes us feel emotions.

What about a mind? Do you all have minds? Where is it?

That’s inside our body too. We usually think of our minds as being like our brains. But our mind is more than our brain. Our mind is our personality. It’s what makes all of think differently and act differently. It makes you who are.

Both our spirit and our mind are inside our body. So, we have three parts, don’t we? Our spirit, mind, and body. And even though they’re all different, they’re still you. Your spirit is you and your mind is you and your body is you.

Did you know that God has three parts too? There’s God the Father, who we usually call God. There’s God the Son, who we call Jesus, and there’s God the Holy Spirit. They’re different, but they’re all God. Just like our spirits and minds and bodies are all us.

We have three parts like God has three parts because God made us to be like Him.

(Read Genesis 1:26-27 , quoted here in the NIV.) “Then God said, ‘Let Us make humans in Our image, in Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created humans in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”

God made us in His image. So, because God has three parts (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), we have three parts (spirit, mind, and body).

Closing Prayer

God, we thank You for making us to be like You. Help us to remember that You have three parts, but all of Your parts are still God. Amen.

You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about Creation and Adam and Eve

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