Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Jesus’ Temptation

Children’s Sermon on Jesus’ Temptation

Use this children’s sermon about the Devil tempting Jesus to show children how they can resist temptation. 


Scripture: Matthew 4 or Luke 4


Needed: anything that represents something you were tempted by as a child, maybe a box of cookies


Children’s Sermon: Ask children, Have you ever been tempted to do something you shouldn’t?


I remember something that tempted me when I was your age. (Show your item or tell a story about something that tempted you.)


What do you think makes us want to do things we shouldn’t?


The Bible tells us the devil tempts us, and our souls have a sinful nature, so we want to do what the devil tempts us to do.


Did you know the devil tried to tempt Jesus too? First, when Jesus was hungry, the devil told Him to use His power to turn rocks into bread. Do you think Jesus used His power for His own good?


No, He quoted a Bible verse that says, “People don’t live on bread only, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Jesus knew that even more important than eating, He needed to listen to God’s Word, the Bible.


Another temptation was when the devil took Jesus to a high mountain and showed Him all the countries of the world. The devil said he would give Jesus all the kingdoms and riches of the world if Jesus would bow down and worship the devil. Do you think Jesus would worship the devil?


Who are we supposed to worship? (God!)


Jesus quoted another Bible verse that says, “Worship and serve only God.”


So, this shows me two things: If we want to resist temptation when the devil tempts us to do something wrong, we need to remember that 1) we live on God’s Word and need to follow it and 2) we worship and serve only God, not ourselves or the devil.


Closing Prayer: Lord, we pray that when we are tempted, You will help us to remember what Your Word says and stand strong in it. And we pray You will help us to worship and serve You in the decisions we make. Don’t let us give in to temptation because we want to do something. Help us to worship and serve You by doing what You want us to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.




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