Children's Sermon based on Q & A 3-5
Gold Fish in a bowl or jar
I The Place Designed to Live In
When God created cows did He make them to live in the ocean? God made cows to live where? (Pasture or barn).
And birds, God made them to live where? (To fly in the sky).
And elephants? (To live in the jungle).
I have something I want to show you. I call him "Goldy" (Hold up gold fish jar). Do you think Goldy ever gets tired of being in this jar of water? Do you think Goldy would like to spend some time laying on the pew or on top of the pulpit? (Get kids to respond that Goldy needs to stay in the water).
Why does Goldy need to stay in the water? (Because it would die if it were out of the water).
II God Designed Us to Live in His Love
God made humans to live somewhere too.
Physically, God made humans to breathe air or oxygen just like He made Goldy to live in water.
Spiritually, God made humans to live in His love just like He made Goldy to live in water.
Who can tell me the bad thing Adam and Eve did? (Get kids to respond that Adam and Eve fell into sin).
Because of sin we are like Goldy out of water - we flip and flop around and can't breathe and are going to die. Because of sin we hate instead of love.
Can you remember this: because of sin we are like Goldy out of water (Hold up gold fish). Because of sin we are going to die - unless we believe in Jesus.
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