Summary: A children’s sermon suggesting the most accurate indicator of the condition of the heart are words.

Children’s Sermon: A Clean Heart

Theme: The words from our mouth show the condition of our heart.

Object: A thermometer for taking someone’s temperature

Scripture: Matthew 12:34b-35

Hi everybody! It is good to see you today. Let’s see what I have in the treasure box. Look at this? Do you recognize it? It is a thermometer and it is used to take someone’s temperature. Taking someone’s temperature can help determine if that person is sick or not … if they have a fever.

Has your mom or dad ever used something like this with you? I suspect they have. It is very helpful and very accurate at telling whether something is wrong with you and if you are sick.

Did you know that Jesus tells us that there is a way to tell if we are spiritually sick? It is just as accurate as this thermometer.

Listen to Jesus’ words from Matthew 12: 34b For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.

Our words tell a lot about us. Kind words flow from a gentle and pure heart – mean words flow from a heart that is unclean and troubled.

Today in our sermon we will look at the power of words. I have a coloring sheet for you today that also helps remind us to speak words that are pure and kind.

Let’s pray:

Dear Jesus, Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14). Amen.

This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell

Potsdam Church of the Nazarene

Potsdam, New York

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