Thursday, June 24, 2021

Children's Sermon for Romans 16 - Shine Like Phoebe

Children’s Sermon on Romans 16 – Shining Like Phoebe

Use this children’s sermon on Phoebe to teach children to strive to be an outstanding Christian. 


Scripture: Romans 16


Needed: a picture of Paul and Phoebe (included)


Children’s Sermon: Today, we’re talking about Romans chapter 16. It’s the last part of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome. Through most of this last part of the letter, Paul is saying hi to this person or that person, and he mentions something good about each of those people he wants to say hi to.


The first person Paul mentions is a woman named Phoebe. (Show picture of Paul and Phoebe.)


Paul asked Phoebe to deliver his letter to the Romans. She was like his mail carrier. But he also tells the Roman church was like a sister to him and that she was a great servant of the church and helped many people with her money.


Like the other people Paul mentions in Romans 16, Paul was showing Phoebe to be a great example of what a Christian should be. And do you know what the name Phoebe means? It means bright and shining! Phoebe shines as an example to us because:


1. She loved another Christian like a sister.

2. She served people in the Church.

3. She helped people with her money.


Those are the three things she was known for, and they made her shine brightly as a Christian.


What I want you to think about is, What do you want to be known for as a Christian? How do you want people to describe you? How can you shine brightly for God?


Closing Prayer: Jesus, we thank You so much for the examples of great Christians You gave us in the Bible. Help us to want to be a great Christian too. Inspire us through Your Holy Spirit how each of us can be someone who shines brightly for You. Amen.




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