Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the creation of mankind to teach kids about how we need to appreciate and work together as different genders.
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27
Needed: a nut and a bolt along with something to put together, a wrench if needed (You can take one nut and bolt out of a household item beforehand.)
Show students your partially deconstructed item. Explain that you’re trying to put it back together. Show them your bolt and where it goes. Then, say, But the bolt won’t stay in there! What can I do? (If none of the children suggest a nut, ask the congregation for help.)
Oh, I need a nut!
(Show your nut and twist it onto the bolt. Use a wrench if necessary.)
There, my (item) is back together! It’s interesting that I needed both of those parts working together to put my (item) back together.
The Bible says that God made two things to work together too.
(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 male and female, men and women, boys and girls. Those are two things that God made that He wants to work together. Of course, we’re all people, but men and women and boys and girls are also very different, aren’t they?
And just like a needed a nut and a bolt, we need men and women in the world. The two can help each other. And sometimes, one can do things that the other can’t. Men are good at some things and women are good at other things. Men think one way and women think another way. Neither is better than the other. They’re just different. And that’s we need both.
Father, we thank You for making men and women to be different so that we can help each other. 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