Great Bible based ideas for children’s moments and children's sermons in church

Are you looking for interactive, fun, Bible based children’s moments during your church service? Something that will appeal to the whole congregation? A children’s moment / children's sermon that won’t take you hours to prepare?

Here you will finds hundreds of ideas for children’s moments and children's sermons. From every day object lessons to cool science experiments, from Bible stories to gospel illusions.

We offer you lots of fun, interactive, cool and thought provoking children’s moments and children’s sermons that will help you teach and apply Biblical truths to young and old.

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14. Happy or sad

Short explanation:
A clear, simple object lesson for children which looks at the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. Is it a happy or sad occasion? Is it very serious, or is it really something to celebrate?

Themes:
The Lord’s Supper: sad or happy, serious or a celebration?

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To be used for:
Children’s moment during the service, Sunday school, a preaching illustration

Bible text:
“And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer”. (Luke 22: 15)

Age:
4 – 10 years

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12. The match and the nail - an object lesson


A fun and clear object lesson to show what it means to hold on to God and His love and promises.

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Themes:

Holding on to God’s promises, bullying, people’s vulnerability, God’s protection, the strength of His love and power.

Bible reference:

“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them”. (Hosea 11:4)

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Scripture reference: Hosea 11:4
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching, kids ministry, creative preaching, kids church

6. A tube of toothpaste and the taming of the tongue


What message can you convey with a cheap tube of toothpaste and an empty plate?

You can use this to illustrate the power of words, the taming of the tongue and what to do with the wrong words that you may have spoken and now want to retract.

 Toothpaste

Easy to use as a preaching illustration, in Sunday school, during a children’s moment in church, in a school assembly or an RE lesson.
 
The ideas is based on James chapter 3 in which he writes about the taming of the tongue:
 
“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.” (James 3: 9 - 12)

Watch our demonstration video below.  Have fun!

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Scripture reference: James 3: 9 - 12
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching, kids ministry, creative preaching, kids church

4. The weeping woman at Jesus' feet


Jesus anointed by a sinful woman

Describe the situation of a young woman left alone in the world and the choices she might have to face  to support herself – begging, slavery, or breaking God's law in order to obtain money – by choosing the latter she would at least be able to run her own home and choose who abused her.

Maybe mention somebody you know who has had to make a similar choice – I know a “bag lady” in Bristol whose life decisions have led her to misery and deprivation.  She feels hated and excluded from society.

Describe Simon the Pharisee and his disgust at what he heard of Jesus teaching that God loved sinners  - against everything Simon had ever been taught.  He decided to teach this young Rabbi a lesson.  Humiliated him by ignoring his arrival  - no kiss on the hands, no water for his feet, no oil for his head, no leading him to a position of respect at the table.   Any normal rabbi would have been insulted and offended to the point where he would not join the feast at all but leave.  Jesus took up a place at the very end of the table where guests of little value would recline.  The custom of allowing villagers in to stand round the edge and admire the feast and listen to the wise conversation meant that the woman could slip in unobserved  - though some scholars think Simon may have “planted” her in order to embarrass Jesus.  

Skectboard drawing of the parable of the vineyard workers

Scripture reference

Luke 7: 36-50

A beautiful Bible story written by Korky and Anni Davey (OAC ministries). You can however also tell the story without a painting.

You can download the story below:

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Scripture reference: Luke 7: 36-50
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching, kids ministry, creative preaching, kids church,