Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on Enoch to teach kids how to have a relationship with God.
Scripture: Genesis 5:21-24
Lead your students on a walk around the sanctuary. If you have a portable microphone or a loud enough voice, you can start the children’s sermon while you walk. Otherwise, just wait until you get back to the front.
Say, I really enjoyed taking a walk with you today. Walking with someone is a special experience. Why do you think people like to take walks together?
When people take walks, they get to spend time together. They get a chance to talk while they walk.
Did you know that the Bible says our relationship with God is like taking a walk with Him? I want to read you an interesting story about one man who had a special relationship with God.
(Read Genesis 5:21-24 , quoted here in the NIV.) “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”
Now, that’s an interesting story for a few reasons. First, did you hear how old Enoch was? He lived until he was 365 years old! People lived a lot longer back then.
But the most interesting part is that it says that when Enoch was 365 years old, God took him away. Where do you think God took him?
God took Enoch to Heaven. That’s where we all want to go when we die, right? We want to go to Heaven so that we can be with God and Jesus and all our family members who die before us.
But Enoch didn’t have to die. God let him skip dying and took him straight to Heaven. Why do you think God did that for Enoch?
I think God let Enoch skip dying because Enoch was such good friends with God. It says that he walked with God faithfully. That’s what we all want to do, isn’t it? We want to walk with God and be friends with him.
Let’s talk about how old Enoch was again. Does anyone remember?
He was 365 years old. That’s interesting not only because he lived so long, but because… How many days are in a year?
There are 365 days in a year. So Enoch walking with God for 365 years is a good reminder to us to walk with God 365 days a year. If we walk with God every day, we’ll be just like Enoch. And whereas God might not let us skip dying like He did Enoch, if we walk with God and stay friends with Him, He will take us to Heaven to be with Him.
Father, help us to walk with You every day. Help us to remember that You’re right there beside us and that we can talk with You any time. 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 Fall and the Flood