Denise Day Spencer

April 17, 2006

Children’s sermon: Creation is for the glory of God

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 10:49 pm

Well, if you were trying to follow my children's sermons, I stopped in the middle of a real cliffhanger on creation…over a month ago! Sorry. Health problems and other life events got in the way. But I made a new friend last week, and he's inspired me to get back to it. I hope to tell you more about him later, but for now I'll just say, "Jack, this one's for you."

In case you've forgotten, these are object lessons based on the doctrinal outlines in the Disciple's Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 148, Psalm 150:6

OBJECT: a bird’s nest, a rock

Last time we learned that God is the One who has created us, and our world, and the whole universe. But why did He make everything? The answer is really very simple. God made it to glorify Himself. Everything God does, He does because it will bring glory to Himself.

If we understand that, we can quickly understand our purpose for being on this earth. We are here to glorify God. Everything is here to glorify God! How can everything glorify God? Listen to part of Psalm 148: “…Praise the Lord from the heavens…Praise Him, all His angels…Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you shining stars…Praise the Lord…fruit trees…wild animals…small creatures…kings of the earth…young men and maidens, old men and children…Praise the Lord!”

I brought a bird’s nest with me today. How can a bird praise and glorify God? By doing what God created it to do: building nests, singing, laying eggs. I’ve also got a rock. How can a rock praise God? It doesn’t do anything. A rock can praise God just by being a rock!

How can we praise and glorify God? By being the people God created us to be— people who will love Him and obey Him and give our lives to Him. The very last verse of the very last Psalm says it best: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord…”

Praise God with your life today.
 

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