Denise Day Spencer

April 11, 2007

Children’s sermon: God works miracles

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 4:29 pm

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

SCRIPTURE: Job 9:10

OBJECT: a magic trick

Do you like magic? I’ve brought a magic trick to show you today. (Do the trick.)

Whenever people watch a magic trick, they’re usually thinking one thing: How did he do that? Some people can’t even sit back and enjoy the magic show because they’re working so hard to try to figure out how the tricks are done.

Sometimes you can figure out how a trick is done, and even learn to do it yourself. That’s because it is a trick. What you thought happened didn’t really happen, at least not the way the magician wanted you to think it did.

I want to talk with you today about miracles. Now miracles aren’t the same thing as magic, because miracles are not tricks. When God works a miracle, we don’t just think we see something happen; it really does happen.

Although we may be able to learn magic tricks, we can never do miracles. But God can. The Bible says, “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”

What exactly is a miracle? It is something that happens that goes beyond the laws of nature. When Moses threw his walking stick down on the ground and it became a snake, that was a miracle. When he held his stick over the Red Sea and the waters parted so the Israelites could go through on dry ground, that was a miracle.

When God does miracles, it shows that He is still involved in our world. Miracles show God’s love and His power.

Some people don’t believe in miracles. They try to explain them away like they might explain away a magic trick. Always remember that if you could understand a miracle, it wouldn’t be a miracle! Instead, trust God in what you don’t understand. We’ll talk more about that trust next time.

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