Summary: Children’s Service looking at who are we committed to
Who are you Committed to? Luke 6:46-49
Gladstone Baptist Church - 29/5/05 - Children’s Service
Get all the children down the front and hand out worksheets.
How are you all today kids. Well today is a special day because we had a baby dedicated. Wasn’t she cute. You know, baby dedications are a great time because we see that a Mum and Dad are doing something very special. They are bringing their baby and saying to God - I can’t do this by myself, I need some help.
Do you think that Dad’s and Mum’s have a hard job trying to look after your family? I think they do. They need all the help they can get and today - Mr & Mrs Harrison were asking God for some help.
You know, that reminds me of a story Jesus told. He getting to the end of a big sermon - we call it the sermon on the mountain. Do you know how sometimes people fall asleep near the end of sermons, well, I don’t think that anyone had fallen asleep during this sermon. Do you want to know why? Because in it Jesus was talking all about how people should live. He was giving some fantastic advise...
- He told them that they were to not hate other people. Because hating is as bad as killing them.
- He told them to not seek revenge on others who did something bad to them.
- He told them to look after people who were hurt or needed help.
- He told them not to spend all their time worrying or being scared, because God was there to help them
- He told people to treat our enemies with kindness
- He told people not to judge each other.
All this fantastic advice and then at the end of the sermon he told a story ...
Mum’s & Dad’s if you have your bible’s can you open them to Luke 6:46
46 “Why do you call me, ¡¥Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
Come, Hear And Do
Boys and Girls, have you ever had a friend that SAYS they are a Christian, but they don’t ACT like it. They might go to children’s church or KOGs or Brigades and when they are there, they say all the right things. They even know all the answers to all the questions the teachers ask. But when you see them at school they are nasty and mean. They aren’t true Christians.
Boys and Girls, maybe that describes some of you. Jesus says at the end of his sermon. Why do you say that you are a true Christian and then not do what I say?
A person who is a True Christian is a person who obeys Jesus. Some people come to church every Sunday, but that doesn’t make them a true Christian. Jesus says that a true Christian does 3 things. They COME to Jesus. They HEAR what Jesus has to say and they OBEY what Jesus says. 3 things. Can you say them with me? Come, Hear, Obey.
I need a volunteer - I want to tell them a secret. (Whisper to them that there is a chuppa chup on the piano that they can have).
Wow - wasn’t he lucky. He got a chup a chup. Let me ask you boys and girls. Would ____ have got that chuppa chup if he didn’t come out the front to me? No of course they wouldn’t have.
But is coming out here enough? What if they came out here, but refused to listen to what I said. Would they have got the chuppa chup? No. They needed to come out here and then listen to the instructions I gave them.
But is coming and hearing enough? What if they came out here, listened to what I said, but refused to do what I told them. They may have been too afraid to walk up on the stage. Would they have got the chuppa chup? No. They needed to come out here and then listen to the instructions I gave them and then obey what I told them.
The same is true for us. Jesus wants us to Come, Hear and Obey. If we don’t we aren’t true Christians.