Denise Day Spencer

February 2, 2007

Children’s sermon: Jesus was human

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 8:18 pm

Another in my series of children’s object lessons, based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: John 1:14

OBJECT: a bandage

We’re thinking again today about Jesus. We said last time that Jesus is God’s Son. Today I want us to look at another important fact about Jesus. He was human.

Listen to John 1:14: “The Word (that’s Jesus) became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” That means Jesus, the very Son of God, became a man and lived on earth.

Jesus was born like we all are, as a little tiny baby. He had to learn to walk and talk just like you did. When He got older, He had to learn how to read. The Bible tells us that He obeyed His parents. We know He had brothers and sisters, and I’m sure He had lots of friends to play with, just like you.

Jesus knew what it was to be hungry and thirsty. He knew what it was to feel pain. When He was learning to walk and run, He probably fell down and skinned His little knees like all children do. I brought a bandage with me today. Maybe your mom or dad has put one of these on you when you’ve hurt yourself. Jesus’ mother may have had to bandage His cuts and scrapes like your parents do.

Being human meant other things for Jesus, too. It meant He could be tempted to do what was wrong. Jesus was perfect. He did not ever sin. But the devil tempted Him and tried to get Him to turn against God.

Sometimes we may think, “Nobody knows what I’m going through. Nobody knows how I feel. Even God can’t know how I feel right now!” Yes, He does. Because Jesus experienced in His life on earth all the same kinds of things you and I experience, He truly knows what our lives are like.

There’s one other thing it meant for Jesus to be human. It meant He could die. And He did die, for you and for me. That’s what we’re going to talk about next time.

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