Denise Day Spencer

May 4, 2007

Children’s sermon: Missions

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 9:34 pm

Based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURES: Genesis 12:1-3, Matthew 28:18-20

OBJECT: a world map or a globe

I want to talk with you today about missions. First of all, what is missions? One way to describe it is God’s people working together to take the gospel to all people everywhere. And what’s the gospel? The good news about Jesus Christ!

Do you know who was probably the first missionary? Abraham. Remember Abraham, way back in the Old Testament? God revealed Himself to Abraham and told him to leave his home and go to another land. Listen to part of God’s promise to Abraham. He said, “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you. I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing…all people on earth will be blessed through you.” That far back in time, God planned for Abraham and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to tell others about Him.

Thousands of years later, Jesus had risen from the dead and was getting ready to go back into heaven. Do you know the last command He gave to His followers? To be missionaries! He said, “…go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Now God doesn’t call every one of us to leave our homes and go far away. He does call some to become full-time missionaries. And it’s very important that we pray for our missionaries all over the world, and give our money to support their work. He may call you to become a missionary someday, and if He dies, I hope you’ll be listening.

But even if God wants you to stay right here in this town for the rest of your life, you can still tell people you know about Jesus. That makes all of us missionaries, doesn’t it?


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