Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to teach kids that the Bible reports the facts.
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16
Needed: a newspaper, a Bible
Show students your newspaper and ask, How do people write the newspaper?
(Pick one interesting story from the newspaper and talk about how the reporter wrote the story.)
People write the news either by watching something happening themselves or by interviewing other people who saw something happen. Either they saw it, or they talked to people who saw it.
How do we know people are writing the truth in the newspaper or telling the truth on a news show?
If we found out that a newspaper or a news show was telling us the wrong thing, we wouldn’t listen to them anymore. So, they have to tell the truth if they want people to read their newspaper or watch their news show.
(Show your Bible.)
Did you know that the Bible is like a newspaper?
The people who wrote the Bible either saw God do what He did or they talked to people who saw what God did. The Bible says that they even talked to God, and He told them what to write. (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16) Then, the people wrote down the stories for us to read. So, the Bible is like a newspaper for us to read about what God did.
Why do you think it’s important for us to know the things that God did?
When we know what God did, we get to know Him better. We get know what kind of person He is so that we can trust Him. We also get to the things He’s done for us, so that we believe in Him and be saved. We get to know how He wants us to live so that we can be happy.
It’s important to read our Bible so that we can know God better and His plan for us better.
God, thank You for giving us the Bible so that we can know who You are and the great things You did. Help us to read our Bible a little bit so that we can keep learning 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