Summary: A children’s sermon that emphasizes Knowing God’s Love and Showing God’s Love
Spice Up Someone’s Life!
Theme: Knowing God’s Love - Showing God’s Love
Object: A bottle of perfume or aromatic spices
Scripture: Mark 14:3-8
Hi guys. It is wonderful to see you today. I always look forward to our time together.
Let’s see what is in the treasure box this week. This is a very nice looking jar isn’t it? It has something in it too. When I open it you will get to smell a very nice scent.
Do you know what the phrase “spicing up someone’s life” means? It means you have done something to bring a bit of joy or happiness to someone. You have done something for them that gives them a pleasant memory.
There’s a story in the Bible of a lady who had a very expensive jar filled with pleasant smelling spices and she poured them on Jesus, like a perfume, because she loved him.
She did not know it when she did it but she was actually “spicing up” Jesus’ life and making a memory that would last forever.
We never know what the effects will be when we do something kind for someone. We never know how much it will mean to them or how God may use it to help them.
God wants us to be people He can rely on to help “spice up” people’s lives. He wants us to be kind and helpful.
A man named George Childs once said “Do not keep the alabaster box of your love and friendship sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier. The kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go. - George W. Childs, from Leaves of Gold
The Bible says, And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
Let’s pray and ask God to help us “spice someone’s life up” today.
This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York