Summary: To encourage the children to look to Jesus and to point others toward him during this season of Lent.
Sermon Objective: To encourage the children to look to Jesus and to point others toward him during this season of Lent.
Sermon Object: Binoculars
Good morning!!!! It is sooooooo good to see you today. But, I know a way that I can see you even better … look at these! These are binoculars. They bring things in real close. They are a great way to watch birds and deer … or to spy on your little sister (but that’s a story for another day).
If you want to see something that is far away up close, using binoculars is one way.
There is a story in the Bible of a group of people that wanted to see Jesus up close. They came to someone who knew Jesus well, one of His disciples named Philip, and … well … let me just read it to you. In John 12:20-21 it says: Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
This happened on the last week of Jesus’ life. Many people were beginning to understand that Jesus was indeed the Savior and they wanted to know how they could have eternal life.
These people did the right thing … they went to someone who knew Jesus well and asked about Him. And that is still what people do today. They go to people who know Jesus. They watch people who know Jesus too. I want you to be kids who know Jesus well so that people can ask you about Him and you, like Philip, can point your friends to Him.
In order to know Him well you need to spend time with Him; read and memorize His words, pray to Him, spend time with others who know Him well, and serve Him.
The good thing is I know you want to do that too.
Let’s pray together.
This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York