Summary: To help the children see that Jesus’ love for us as displayed on the Cross is the most important gift we have ever received!
Glory in the Cross
Sermon Objective; To help the children see that Jesus’ love for us as displayed on the Cross is the most important gift we have ever received!
Sermon props: Pictures of objects people take pride in.
Hello my friends! It is good to see you. Hey, let me ask you a question … do you like my neck tie? I do. I think it makes me look very handsome! It make me feel special too because I think it is the best tie in the whole wide world!!!! No one has a better one!
When you hear me talk like that about a neck tie you think that I am pretty silly don’t you? It sounds like I am bragging and a bit shallow or superficial doesn’t it? Well, you are right. Of course, I am doing it to make a point, not because I really think those things … it’s just a neck tie after all. But some people do seem to put their pride and confidence in some pretty strange things!
Here are some picture of things people put their pride and confidence in.
> New cars
> Expensive clothes
> Big Houses
> Their money
> An education
Oh the list goes on and on! People place too much value on a lot of things … just about anything!!!! The problem is these things all go away eventually and they lose their value and specialness too.
As Christians we have learned that there is really only one thing that lasts forever. There is only one possession that is worth holding up as “super special” and celebrating. Do you know what it is?
It is God’s love for us!
That loves was especially made clear to us when Jesus died on the cross. Nothing shows how much God loves us like that does that’s for sure!
If we want to really be proud of something we “possess” and is of value it should be the fact the God loves us so much.
The Bible says: May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14)
Let’s pray and thank God for loving us so much!
This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York