Thursday, November 25, 2021

Children’s Sermon on Luke 5:27-30 – Who Does Jesus Want to Eat With?

Children’s Sermon on Luke 5:27-30 – Who Does Jesus Want to Eat With?

Use this children’s sermon on Jesus eating with sinners to show kids that Jesus likes them and wants to be with them.


Scripture: Luke 5:27-30


Needed: paper plates for each child


Children’s Sermon: Give each child a paper plate and ask, Who do you like to eat dinner with?


Why do you like to eat dinner with those people?


Would you like to eat with someone you don’t like and who doesn’t like you?


We usually choose to eat with people we like and who like us.


In our Bible passage today, Jesus called a new disciple named Levi, or Matthew, to follow Him.


(Read Luke 5:29-30, quoted here in the NIV.)


“Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’”


So Levi gave a dinner at his house for all his friends. Levi’s friends were people that most people didn’t like, but Jesus came to eat with them. And the Pharisees asked, “Why are you eating with those types of people?”


Why do you think Jesus chose to eat with those people?


Jesus liked them and wanted to eat with them. Jesus likes everyone. Not everyone likes Jesus, but Jesus likes everyone and will come and be friends with anyone who believes in Him. In fact, Jesus wants to eat with each one of you too.


(Read Revelation 3:20, quoted here in the NIV.)


“Jesus says, ‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.’”


Why do you think Jesus wants you to open the door of your heart and let Him eat with you? (Because He likes you.)




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