More Blessed to Give than to Receive
Use this Christmas children’s sermon to teach kids why we give gifts at Christmas.
Scripture: Luke 3:11
Needed: A wrapped gift box for Christmas
Children’s Sermon: Ask children, How many of you are looking forward to Christmas?
Why do you like Christmas?
(Show the gift box.) How many of you like to get presents?
What kind of presents do you want this year?
Those sound like some neat ideas. It's always fun to get Christmas gifts. But now let me ask, how many of you like to give presents?
Does anyone know why we give presents at Christmas?
We give presents to other people to remember that God gave us Jesus as a present when He sent Jesus to be born. God gave us Jesus as a very special present that first Christmas because Jesus taught us how to follow God and then, He died on the cross so that we could be forgiven for our sins.
God is always giving us good things. It makes God happy to give. And He told us to be giving toward other people too.
(Read Luke 3:11.)
“Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
That's what John the Baptist said. He said we should share what we have with other people. God knows that it is giving, not getting, that will make us happy.
So, this Christmas, think about how fun it is to give to other people and remember that we give gifts to remember that God gave us the gift of Jesus.
Closing Prayer: Father God, we thank You for all of the good gifts You give us. We thank You especially for giving us the gift of Jesus. And we pray that You will help us to be like You by being giving toward other people. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Christmas Recommended Extras
‘Twasthe Evening of Christmas – an illustrated storybook following the scheme of the “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Christmas in the Manger – an illustrated storybook from the perspective of the animals that might have been present at Jesus’ birth
3 Object Lessons on Gratitude – free object lessons that will help kids to remember to be grateful during the Christmas season
Object Lessons for Christmas – a free object lesson that includes an idea on how to use the symbolism of candy canes for your children’s sermon
Gift in a Gift – a free children’s sermon that teaches kids that we need to share the Good News about Jesus with other people
This children's sermons is included in my book, Holy Days: Children's Sermons for the Holidays.
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