Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to teach kids that the Bible does many different things in our lives.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Needed: any kind of multi-tool ), a Bible
Show students your multi-tool and explain everything that it does. Show them how useful it is.
(Show your Bible.)
Ask, Did you know that the Bible is a multi-tool? It has a lot of different purposes. It even says so. (Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17, quoted here in the NIV.) “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Now, those are some big words, so let’s quickly take a look at each of the things the Bible says it does. First, it says it’s useful for teaching.
What can the Bible teach us? (It teaches us about God, His love, what Jesus did for us, how we should live, etc.)
Then, it says it’s useful for rebuking. We don’t use that word very often, but it means that it’s useful for telling people when they’re wrong. Does the Bible ever tell us that we’re wrong? (Yes, the Bible tells us that we shouldn’t do certain things.)
Third, it says that it’s useful for correcting. If someone corrects you, what they are doing? (They’re showing you the right way to do something. The Bible shows us the right things to believe and the right things to do.)
And finally, the Bible says that it’s useful for training in righteousness. Have you ever trained to do something? (Training means practicing. The Bible helps us practice how to be the kind of people that God wants us to be.)
The last thing this Bible verse says that the Bible does all of these things – teaching, showing us when we’re wrong, showing us how to believe and do the right things, and helping us practice the right way to live – so that we can be fully equipped to do all the good things that God wants us to.
What do you think are some good things that God wants us to do? (Love Him, love other people, help other people, listen to our parents, etc.)
So, if we want to do those good things, we have to read our Bibles so that we can be ready to do whatever God tells us to.
Lord, thank You for giving us the Bible to teach us. Help us to read a little bit of it every day so that we can be ready to do the good things that You want us to. Amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about the Bible