Thursday, August 12, 2021

Children’s Sermon on the Boy Jesus Staying Behind at the Temple

Children’s Sermon on the Boy Jesus Staying Behind at the Temple

Use this children’s sermon on Jesus’ yearly trip to the Temple to teach kids about the importance of observing tradition.


Scripture: Luke 2:41-52


Needed: various items that represent traditions in your church, such as decorations, pictures, etc.


Children’s Sermon: Say, our story today is about the boy Jesus going to Jerusalem for the Jewish holiday of Passover. And Jesus liked visiting God’s Temple in Jerusalem so much that He stayed behind even after His parents left to go back home, and they had to come back looking for Him.


But what I found interesting this time I read this story is that it says Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover every year. They did it every year. It was a tradition they kept to remind themselves about how God had saved the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.


Do we have any traditions we keep every year to remind ourselves of things God has done? (You might discuss Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, any annual events for your local church, etc.)


Just like Jesus and His parents went to Jerusalem every year to celebrate what God had done for the Israelites, we observe our traditions every year to remind us of what God has done for us.


Closing Prayer: Father God, we thank You for everything You’ve done for us. And we thank You for giving us traditions to help us remember what You’ve done. Help us to always observe our traditions in a way that honors You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.




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