So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
–Mark 16:19 (ESV)
This could be the last children’s sermon in a series about the gospel of Jesus Christ, but can also stand alone. For those churches who have skits during the Children’s Sermon. (You do not need the skit. You can simply describe it and move into the sermon.)
Materials You Will Need
- a chair that reclines
- an ice-cold drink (tea, soda, water, etc.)
- a newspaper, book, or even a working a television
Have a 20 or 30 year old male in the church come onto the stage and say something like, “Man what a day of hard work! I am glad I can come home to an air-conditioned house and rest when the work is finished.”
Have him make a big deal out of pouring a glass of iced tea and getting his book or newspaper or remote and sitting back down.
When he sits down, have him emphasize once again that the work is done.
When the skit is over, ask the children if they know how this could possibly apply to the Christian life. Most kids will have no idea (shoot, most adults will not figure it out!). After listening to some of their answers turn in your Bible (always read scripture from the Bible!) and read Mark 16:19.
Quickly explain to the children that after Christ died on the cross and was resurrected, He appeared to over 500 people over a forty day period. After the 40 days, he ascended into heaven and “sat down.”
Draw the allusion to the man sitting in the recliner sipping his soda reading and say that when you get done with all your work, you can sit down and relax. That is exactly what Christ has done. He accomplished all the atoning work necessary on the cross. When Christ sat down, there is no more He needs to do to redeem all who will be saved.
Now, you can leave it right here and pray thanking Christ for what He accomplished or you can continue and share further with the children about how we must repent of our sins.