************ Children's Sermon on Matthew 5:6 ************


By: Rev. Adrian Dieleman


This sermon was preached on August 1, 1999


Children's Sermon

Matthew 5:6

I Food and Drink

I want to talk to you boys and girls about eating.

What is the first meal of the day called, the meal you eat when you first get out of bed? (GET RESPONSE OF BREAKFAST).

Four or five hours later you have another meal at 12 o'clock noon. What is that meal called? (GET RESPONSE OF LUNCH).

And then four or five hours later you have another meal at 6 o'clock. What is that meal called? (GET RESPONSE OF SUPPER/DINNER).

Notice, every four or five hours you get something to eat and to drink. In fact, you need something to eat and drink because you are hungry and you are thirsty.

II Right Food and Drink

What do you eat for breakfast? (GET RESPONSE OF: CEREAL, EGGS, TOAST, ETC.)

What kinds of things do you get for lunch? (GET RESPONSE OF SANDWICH, SOUP, ETC.)

What kinds of things do you get for supper/dinner? (GET RESPONSE OF POTATOES, MEAL, MILK, SPAGHETTI, LASAGNA, ETC.)

Would you like it if your mom gave you this instead (HOLD UP A TWINKIE)? Let's say you had Twinkies for breakfast, chips and pop for lunch, and a chocolate bar for supper - would you like that? Would your mom give you stuff like this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Of course not! Because it is not good for you. When you are hungry and thirsty your body needs food that builds your bones and muscles and brain.

III Righteousness

This morning I am reading from the Bible about food for the soul. The Bible tells us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. Just like our moms don't let us eat junk food for our bodies (HOLD UP TWINKIE), so God tells us not to eat junk food for our souls.

God wants us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. This means we hunger and thirst for God, and to be like God, and for the coming of Christ.

IV Pray with Children


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