Summary: We need hearts that are soft so God’s Holy Spirit can make us like Jesus.
Hello everyone! It is wonderful to be worshipping with you today. Worshipping with other Christians is a great way for us to learn about God and become more like him.
That’s what we are looking at this morning in our worship service – how we can become more like Jesus. The Bible tells us that the key to becoming like Jesus is to have hearts that are like … like what I have in this container … Play Dough!
Have you ever played with play dough?
You can make all kinds of things with it can’t you?
What do you like to make with play dough?
Well, the Bible teaches us that if our hearts are soft towards God (that means we will listen to him and obey when God speaks to us) then God will make us more and more like Jesus! That means our actions and attitudes will begin to be like the actions and attitudes of Jesus.
Have you ever played with play dough and forgot to put it back in its container?
What happens to it?
That is correct – it gets hard and then you can make it into anything any more. The Bible says our hearts can get that way too. In Proverbs 28:14 it says, Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Let’s ask pray this morning and let’s tell God we want to have hearts that are soft so God can make us like Jesus.
This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York