Denise Day Spencer

March 18, 2007

Children’s sermon: Last things–final judgment

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 8:29 pm

Another children’s sermon based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: I Corinthians 15:24-26

OBJECT: a stopwatch or the timer from a board game

We talked last time about the fact that someday, at some time, Jesus is going to come back. And when He does, that will be the end of time as we know it.

That’s hard for us to imagine, isn’t it? We’re used to everything happening in time. It’s time to get up, time to go to school, time for a favorite TV show. Sometimes we have to keep time for special things. When athletes run a race, someone is there with a stopwatch to mark how long it took them to run. You’ve probably played a game and used a timer to measure how long each person’s turn would be. But someday all time will end.

When time ends, though, it’s really going to be the beginning. It will be the start of Jesus’ total rule in the kingdom of God. When Jesus comes back, He will overthrow all evil, even the devil himself. Christ will put an end to death. That’s why we will have everlasting life. He will bring a new heaven and a new earth, and take away all the effects of sin on His creation.

It’s something we can look forward to as Christians…the day when our Lord will return and say (holding up timing device) “Time’s up!”


1 Comment »

  1. I like how you don’t get too specific about the sequence of events here, and keep in in a positive light.

    I personally think I will be pretty scared when the second coming arrives, even though I’m a Christian. Skies rent asunder and heavenly hosts and all that. Will probably take a few minutes to figure out what’s going on.

    Comment by John M. — March 19, 2007 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

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