Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to teach kids that the Bible is God’s message to them.
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16
Needed: an important letter, card, or email that you received, a Bible
Ask students, Have you ever received a letter in the mail from someone?
Did you ever receive a card with a special note inside?
How did it make you feel when you received that letter or special card?
(Show kids a letter or meaningful card that you received. Explain who it was from and why you were happy to receive it.)
Has God ever sent you a letter?
(Show your Bible.)
Actually, He did! The Bible is God’s letter to us. The Bible says that it’s God’s words (2 Timothy 3:16) that He told other people to write down for Him (2 Peter 1:20-21).
Maybe you didn’t know the Bible was God’s letter to you because it’s not addressed only to you. It’s addressed to everyone. It’s God’s message telling us who He is, how much He loves us, and how He wants us to live so that we can be happy. It tells us all about everything that God did for us, including sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.
When we read the Bible, we’re reading God’s letter to all of us.
When I read the Bible, I feel special because God is speaking to me in that letter. And He’ll speak to you, too, if you read it. So, let’s all remember to read a little bit of God’s message to us when we’re at home this week.
Father God, thank You for sending us Your message in the Bible. Help us to read a little bit of it every day so that we can get to know You better. 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 the Bible