Denise Day Spencer

February 2, 2006

Children’s sermon: the Bible–God’s revelation to us

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 3:06 am

A while back, I wrote a bunch of children’s sermons. Then I lost them. Now I’ve found them again! So I’d like to share them with you. I’ll try to post one each week and file them under the “Children’s sermons” category. Feel free to use these yourself or share them with others. They are based on doctrinal summaries from the Disciple’s Study Bible by Holman Bible Publishers. We’ll start with…the Bible, part one.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Object: a Bible, a letter from a pen pal or other new acquaintance

I want us to talk for our next three times together about the Bible. We’ve all heard about the Bible. It’s this book that we bring to church with us, right? But why should it be so important to us? What exactly is the Bible?

The Bible is God’s word of revelation to us. Now, what’s “revelation?” To reveal something is to explain it, to show it. So the Bible is God’s way of showing us Himself and His purpose in the world.

I brought a letter with me today. Have any of you ever had a pen pal? If not, maybe you will when you get older. A pen pal is someone you write letters to, and someone who writes back toyou. Usually a pen pal is someone you’ve never met. You get to know each other through the letters. You can learn a lot about someone through letters: where he lives, what grade he’s in at school, what kind of family he comes from, what he likes to do in his free time.

God has given us His written word so we can get to know Him. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is God-breathed…” Isn’t that beautiful? The Bible is from God in every possible way. It tells us who God is, how we can be saved, and how we can live for Him.

Just as it’s exciting to get a letter in the mail from a friend or pen pal, it’s exciting to read God’s word. We should want to learn all we can about Him. Our church must base its teachings and beliefs on what the Bible says.

God went to a lot of trouble to give us His word. It involved His work with many different people over centuries of time. We’ll look more at how the Bible came to be next time.

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