Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on creation to teach kids that God made us because He loves us.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1, Psalm 139:13
Needed: something you’ve made
Ask students, Have you ever made something? What did you make? Why did you make it?
(Show your creation. Explain that you made it because you wanted to.)
So, you’ve made things and I’ve made things. Did you know that God also made things? What kinds of things do you think God has made?
(Read Genesis 1:1 , quoted here in the NIV.) “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
God made everything there was at the beginning of the world: plants and trees, animals and fish and birds, the sun and moon and stars, and people!
And God is still making people.
(Read Psalm 139:13 , quoted here in the NIV.) “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
God makes people today while they’re inside their mothers’ wombs! But why do you think God made the world and all of us?
He wanted to! Just like you made your creations because you wanted to, and I made my creation because I wanted to, God made the world and us because He wanted to. God wanted us to be here. And He wanted us to be here so that He could love us.
God’s goal – the thing that He wants – is to love us and for us to love Him!
Father, thank You for making us and the world for us to live in. Thank You that You love us so much that You wanted to make us. Help us to love you in return. In Jesus’ name we pray, 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