Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Children's Sermon on the Image of the Invisible God - Colossians 1:15-20

Children's Sermon on the Image of the Invisible God - Colossians 1:15-20

Use this children's sermon to talk about who Jesus is and His presence with us.

Needed: Nothing

Lesson: Ask children, What do you think God looks like? 

The Bible tells us that God is a Spirit and that we can't see His Spirit. He doesn't have a body. But the Bible also tells us that one time, God's Spirit did live in a body in a very special way. He lived in Jesus. 

What are some things that Jesus does for us? (He loves us, died on the cross to forgive us for all the wrong things we do, tells us the right things to do, etc.)

(Read Colossians 1:15-20, quoted here in the NIV.)

"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."

Is Jesus still alive on Earth? (No, Jesus went back up to Heaven to be with God.)

But did you know that God's Spirit is still on Earth? If you believe in God, God's Spirit is living inside of you. God is living inside of your parents and your Sunday School teachers too. (Have students look around at all the people who are in church.) God's Spirit is living inside of all these people.

So even though we can't see God's Spirit, we know that God lived in Jesus and that He lives in us if we believe in Jesus.

Let's pray about that.

Sample prayer: Father God, Glorious Spirit, we thank You for living in Jesus and teaching us the right things to do and dying on the cross for us. And we thank You for living in each one of us too. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


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