Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to inspire kids to spend more time in God’s Word.
Scripture: none specific
Needed: a children’s storybook, a Bible, optional slides to illustrate the Bible stories you mention
Show students a storybook and ask, How many of you like to read or have your parents read stories to you?
When you read or listen to a story, what makes you like it? Do you like the characters? The action? Do interesting things happen?
I think a good story should all of those things.
And did you know the Bible is the best story ever written? It has lots of interesting characters, like Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Abraham, David, and Jesus.
It has danger and excitement like when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace or when David had to fight a giant all by himself.
It has God and His people doing miracles like when Moses moved all water of the Red Sea so the Israelites could walk through it, or when Elisha raised a dead boy back to life, or when Jesus just talked to a storm and made it settle down.
It has sad parts, too, like when Jesus died on the cross. But then, the sadness turns to victory when He comes back to life!
The Bible even has scary parts, like when King Saul went to talk to a witch and when Jesus made demons come out of people.
It has stories about spies and warriors and kings and prophets and simple people doing big things for God.
It really is the best story there ever was. The Bible has sold the most books of all time. And the best part about it is that it’s true. All of those people really lived. All of those interesting things really happened. And we can read all about whenever we open our Bible.
Lord, thank You for giving us Your Bible so that we can read about all the interesting things you did. Help us to read it when we’re at church and when we’re at home, too, so that we can learn more about You. Amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about the Bible