Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Romans 14 – Essentials vs. Non-Essentials of the Faith

Children’s Sermon on Romans 14 – Essentials vs. Non-Essentials of the Faith

Use this children’s sermon to show children the difference between disputable and non-disputable matters. 


Scripture: Romans 14


Needed: (optional – copies of the Apostles’ Creed for children to read)


Children’s Sermon: You might start by reading the Apostles’ Creed together. Explain that these are the things all Christians believe. Then, or if you don’t start with the Apostles’ Creed, ask the following questions:


If someone believed in God, and another person said there was no God, could both people be right? (No.)


What if someone said Jesus was born miraculously to the virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit, and someone else said Jesus was born the normal way like everyone else; would both people be right? (No.)


So, to be a Christian, you have to believe certain things, such as God is real and that Jesus’ birth was a miracle.


What if some Christians said they want to worship God by not eating meat, but other Christians said it’s okay to eat meat; could both be okay for Christians to do – eating meat and not eating meat? (Yes.)


What if some Christians said they like to read their Bible and pray in the morning, and other Christians said they like to do it after dinner; could both be okay – reading your Bible and praying in the morning or in the evening? (Yes.)


So, there are some things you have to believe to be a Christian, but there are other things Christians can disagree on. In our chapter today, Paul tells us not to argue about the things Christians disagree about. The important thing is that whatever we believe in our minds and hearts, we try to honor God.


Closing Prayer: Jesus, You told us to love one another. Please help us not to argue with or look down on Your followers who might believe something different than we do. Amen.




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