Denise Day Spencer

February 17, 2006

Children’s sermon: The Bible–Our law for life

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 3:55 am

Here is my third children’s sermon on the Bible, based on the doctrinal notes from the Disciple’s Study Bible.

Scripture: Psalm 119:1-8

Object: some kind of rule book or instruction manual

We’ve been talking about the Bible. We’ve learned that the Bible is God’s Holy Word. We’ve seen that it’s a book made up of many different kinds of books. We’ve talked about how God inspired people to write and collect all the different stories so we could have His word today.

We do have His word today. What difference should that make in our lives?

Maybe we should look first at what the Bible is not. Even though it was written long, long ago over centuries of time, it’s not just a book for those people who lived way back then. It’s a book for us today. That’s why God has kept it alive for thousands of years. And it’s not just a book of nice stories to read and put back on the shelf. God means for the Bible to be a book we can base our lives on.

I brought something to show you today. It’s a (state type of book.) Many times we need books to give us rules or instructions. If you buy a new game at the toy store and it’s a game you’ve never played before, you can’t just take it home, open the box and start to play. If you want to play the game correctly, you must first read the instructions.

When you’re older and you want to get your driver’s license, you don’t just march down to the courthouse and say, “I want a driver’s license!” You have to take a test. So first you’d better get a driver’s manual and you’d better study that book. Then you’ll know all the rules for driving so you can pass the test.

God wants us to study His word so we’ll know everything He has to say to us. Then He wants us to obey His word. Listen to this part of Psalm 119: “Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their hearts . . . You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed . l. . ”

We’re not just left on our own to understand the Bible. God gives us teachers and preachers to help us know what it means. And the best part of all is that He gives us His Holy Spirit to guide us as we study the Bible. The Spirit not only helps us understand His word, but He helps us love it and follow it, day after day.



  1. Thank you so much, I am doing the children sermon this coming Sunday and 10/13/13. This is very helpful, may God richly bless you Denise and to bless us more through you.

    Comment by Ivoni Maama — October 9, 2013 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

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