Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on the Bible to teach kids why learning the Bible is so important.
Scripture: none specific
Needed: a backpack, textbook, or school supplies to represent going to school, a couple of large signs (or slides to project) with printed words (“read,” and “math” and math problems (“2 +2 = ?” and “5 – 2 = ?”), a Bible
Show students your props and ask, Who knows where I’m ready to go? (School!)
I learned lots of important things when I was in school. I learned how to… (Show your first card with the word “read” on it.) Who can tell me what this says?” (Read!)
Right! I learned how to read. I also learned how to do… (Show your second card with the word “math” on it.) Who can tell me what this one says? (Math!)
Yes! Learned how to do math so that I could answer questions like… (Show your card that says “2 + 2 = ?”) Can anyone tell me the answer to 2 + 2? (4!)
And I learned the answer to… (Show your “5 – 2 = ?” card.) What’s 5 – 2? (3!)
Excellent! I learned all of that in school. And you must all be doing a great job in school, too, if you can read and do math like that.
But there’s something even more important that we need to know besides reading and doing math. It’s something that most schools don’t teach. The most important thing we need to learn about is God.
And just like your school gives you reading and math books to help you learn, God gave us a book to help us learn about Him. Who knows what that book is called? What book teaches us about God? (The Bible!)
(Show a Bible.)
Right! So, just we like we use our school books to learn, it’s even more important to use our Bibles to learn about God. You’re doing a great job coming to church and Sunday School to learn about God, but you should also read about God in the Bible when you’re at home too. That way, you can learn even more about Him and how much He loves you and everything He’s done for us.
Father God, we thank You giving us the Bible so that we can learn about You and how much You love us. Help us to study it and learn it when we’re at church and when we’re at home. 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.