Monday, February 22, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Romans 2:1-16 – Knowing AND Following God’s Commands

Children’s Sermon on Romans 2:1-16 – Knowing AND Following God’s Commands

Use this children’s sermon about Romans 2 to illustrate how God wants us not only to know His commands, but also to follow them.


Scripture: Romans 2


Needed: something to make an X on the floor (tape, rope, etc.) and an instruction card that says, “Go stand on the X.”


Children’s Sermon: When kids gather, tell them you have a new rule. Then, hand one of them the instruction card and have them read it out loud.


Kids will then look for the X, and when they find it, they should stand as near to the X as possible. When the students have assembled around the X, ask the students, Why did you go stand on the X?


(They should answer that the card said standing on the X was the rule, so they’re following the rule.)


Say, So you knew the rule and followed it. That’s good. If we talk about God giving us rules, He will be happy with the person who knows His rules and follows them. Do you know who here who isn’t following the rule?


Me! I know the rule, and I’m not following it. If this was God’s rule, and I wasn’t following His rule, He would be angry with me, wouldn’t He?


(Read Romans 2:13, quoted here in the NIV.)


“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.”


This says it’s not enough to know God’s commands; we have to obey them too. Then, if we obey God’s commands, God will be happy with us.


Closing Prayer: Father God, help us to take Your commands seriously. Help us to want to follow them so that You will be happy with us. We know You love us, and we want to love You too by doing what You say, not just knowing what You say.






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