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Sermon Objective: To show Godís love is capable of embracing everyone without rations or exclusions.
Sermon props: Glass that is half full of water and some marbles.
Good morning everyone! It is so good to see you today! I just love meeting with you all Ö in fact, I just love you all period!!!!
Speaking of love, I have been thinking a lot about Godís love these days. He loves us all so much.
Some people sadly think that maybe God does not love them. They think that they are too bad or something and that God does not want anything to do with them. I hope you do not think like that because God does indeed love all of us and he wants us to know it! The Bible says: And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledgeóthat you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17b-19)
God has plenty of love to go around. Let me see if I can illustrate that to you.
I have a glass with some water in it. This marble in my hand represents you and the water in the glass represents Godís love. If I place you in the glass of water you are surrounded by Godís love. But look, there is still room for more marbles isnít there? So letís say I take some more marbles and put them in here. This one may represent your family, this one represents your friends. This one represents your class mates at school or day care. This one represents your church family. We could go on and on and you see Ö all of them are surrounded by Godís love. And remember Ö God is much much bigger than this small glass with water! Godís love is big enough for everyone!
I am going to give you a marble today. When you think about this marble I want you to think about how much God loves you okay?
Letís pray together!
This Childrenís Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York
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