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 1:26-28
Needed: a copy of something you’ve made that you can tear up or destroy
Show students your object that you made. Act very excited and proud of it as you describe how you made it.
Ask students, Have you ever made anything?
What would you do if you made something very special for someone and then they ripped it up? (Tear up your creation.)
Now, don’t worry; this was really only a copy of something I made. But if you gave something to someone, you wouldn’t want them to destroy it, would you? You would want them to keep it nice because you made it and gave it them as a gift.
The Bible says that God gave us something as a gift.
(Read Genesis 1:26-28 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 blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
God made the world – the land and the plants and all the animals – and gave them to people as a gift. He put us in charge of everything He made. And God wants us to treat the world and all the animals nicely because they were His gift to us.
God, thank You for the awesome gifts that You gave us. You made the world and everything in it and put us in charge. Help us to treat your world with respect. 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