Children’s Sermon John 14:1-3 – It’s Hard to Wait

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John 14:1-3 – It’s Hard to Wait

Children’s Sermon John 14:1-3 – It’s Hard to Wait

Objective: To teach children that even though it’s hard to wait, God will always answer our prayers, and someday, he will return to earth.

Scripture: John 14:1-3

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Materials: A timer or clock.

Story Outline:

Good morning, boys and girls! I am so glad to see all of your smiling faces!

I’m very excited to talk with you this morning but I can’t start just yet. You are going to have to wait.

Let me just set this timer here. Yes, here we go. One minute. We are all going to have to wait for one minute before we can start.

(Set the watch and hold it up. As the seconds tick by, be very dramatic about looking at the watch, sighing, fidgeting… until the minute is up.)

Finally! I thought that minute would never end! Sometimes, it can be so hard to wait! Can you think of other things you have had to wait for in the past?

Maybe you had to wait for your birthday to have a big party… or maybe you had to wait for your mom or dad to be finished with their work before they could play with you or read you a story. Waiting can be so hard, especially when you want something really bad!

Sometimes, when we pray to God, we have to wait, too. It can take a lot of patience, especially if you tell God something that you care about a lot.

Maybe you ask God to heal someone who is sick, or maybe you pray for help to be brave or strong when you are scared. Sometimes, it seems like God doesn’t give you an answer right away, and it’s so hard to wait.

But you know what?

No matter how long we may have to wait, God always answers us.

He will never leave us. No matter how long I set this timer for, the time will always run out, even if we feel like we are waiting a long time.

One other thing we are waiting for is for Jesus to return to us. In the Bible, Jesus promises that he will come back. In the book of John, Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me! I will come back and take you to be with me.” (John 14:1-3 paraphrased)

Whenever you feel discouraged or troubled, or when you feel like it’s hard to wait, remember that God always keeps his promises, and you can trust in Him.

Children’s Sermon John 14:1-3 – It’s Hard to Wait

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