Thursday, May 27, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Romans 13:1-7 – God Establishes Authority

Children’s Sermon on Romans 13:1-7 – God Establishes Authority

Use this children’s sermon to show children we submit to government officials out of obedience to God.


Scripture: Romans 13


Needed: an adult volunteer, preferably who isn’t a parent or relative of one of the children


Children’s Sermon: Have your adult volunteer come up and ask the children, Do you have to listen to this person when they tell you to do something?


(If the answer is yes, ask Why?


The answer might be that their parents told them to listen to the person, or the church says to listen to that person.


If the answer is no, ask What if your parents told you to listen to this person? Or the church said you should listen to them? Then, you would have to listen to them.)


We also have people we have to listen to outside of the church, don’t we? We have to listen to police officers, judges, mayors, governors, the President (substitute for titles of your government officials).


And we can choose if we want to listen to them or not. But the Apostle Paul says we should listen to them because God tells us to listen to them. This is what Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome…


(Read Romans 13:1, quoted here in the NIV.)


“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”


It was God’s plan for us to have governments and police officers, and He’s ultimately in control of the people who rule over us. Let’s take a moment to pray for our government officials.


Closing Prayer: Lord, You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the President of presidents, the Prince of Peace over all peace officers. We pray that You will be with our police officers to help keep us safe and be with our government officials to make good laws for us. Help us to respect and obey our leaders because we know that You are the one who gives them their authority, and You are the one they will have to answer to. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.




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