Purpose: Use this children’s sermon about the first of the Ten Commandments to teach children that there is only one true God.
Scripture: Exodus 20:3
Ask students to point to your pastor or another well-known member of your church. How you know that’s _?
What if I said that I’m _? Would you believe me?
No, there’s only one _ and you know who it is because you know _.
It’s the same way with God. This is the first of God’s Top Ten rules. The first of the Ten Commandments says…
(Read Exodus 20:3 , quoted here in the NIV.)
“You shall have no other gods before Me.”
Why do you think God says we shouldn’t have any other gods?
It’s because God is the only God. The devil and the demons might pretend to be gods like I could pretend to be _. Other people might make up stories and gods to believe in. But God is the only real God. That’s why He tells us not to have any other gods – because they’re not real.
And because we know God, we know that He’s the real God. He teaches our spirits and He answers our prayers. He’s real. The other gods that people believe in aren’t. They’re make believe or they’re demons pretending to be gods.
So, remember God’s first rule, the first Commandment, is to have no other gods.
Father God, You are the real God. You are the only one and we know that You’re real because we can feel You in our hearts. Help us to always believe in and stay faithful to You. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermon about the Ten Commandments.