Sunday, May 23, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Romans 12:4-8 – Like Parts of a Body

Children’s Sermon on Romans 12:4-8 – Like Parts of a Body

Use this children’s sermon on the Body of Christ and spiritual gifts to show children how important they and others are as members of the church.


Scripture: Romans 12


Needed: pieces of paper with different body parts written on each one. Ideas include: nose, ear, eye, finger, arm, shoulder, elbow, knee, leg, toe, ankle. You can have multiple of most of these body parts. Write out as many body parts as you need to for each child to have a piece of paper.


Children’s Sermon: Hand a piece of paper with a body part written on it to each child. Ask, Is the body part you have on your paper important? What does your body part help you do?


All of the parts of the body are important, aren’t they? And they all work together to help us do things. It’s the same way in the church. The Bible says that each person in the church is like a part of one big body, and everyone in the church has to work together to do what Jesus wants us to do.


(Read Romans 12:4-8, quoted here in the NIV.)


“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”


We all have different gifts from God, but when we all use our gifts to help each other, we’re like the parts of a body working together. Everyone has to do their part, and we’re all important, just like the parts of a body.


(If you are delivering this children’s sermon in your congregation, have the children hand their pieces of paper to different people in the congregation to help show that everyone is part of the Body.)


Closing Prayer: Father God, we thank You for giving us all spiritual gifts we can use for You. Help us to remember how important each of us are to each other in the church. You’ve put us together as parts of a body working together. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.




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