Children’s Sermon – The Bible is Our Map

Children's Sermon - The Bible is Our Map

Children’s Sermon – The Bible is Our Map

Children’s Sermon – The Bible is Our Map

Materials: A State Map

Scripture: Psalms 119:105 – Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Have the children come to the front of the church.

Ask the children to raise their hands if they’ve ever gone on a trip with their family or friends. Ask them to then say things they needed to take on the trip.

They might or might not mention a map. If someone does, stop there and start the lesson. If not, listen for a minute or two, mention that all those things are probably important, but one thing that you absolutely need on a trip is a map.

Pull out your map and explain how a map shows the cities and towns, the roads and highways, and the overall distance between where you are now and your destination.

Talk about how these days, people often use GPS or maps from their phones, which give them instant, mile-by-mile directions to their destination.

These maps are usually very detailed and often give extra information, like if a certain road is closed during the winter so you don’t end up in the middle of a snowstorm. Other people look up a map on their computer and print it out before a trip.

“But what if a map didn’t give the right directions?”

Tell the story of “a friend of yours” who printed out a map for a trip they were taking, and the map gave detailed directions. It only went to the wrong destination. Your friend ended up hundreds of miles away from where his family wanted to go. He had to turn around and head in the opposite direction. They missed the first evening of their vacation trying to find the place after the mixed up map.

Tell the children that there is a map that will lead them through life and ask if anyone knows what it is. They will probably guess correctly: The Bible!

Explain how the Bible is our map to living godly and happy lives, and it also leads us to heaven at the end of this life, where we will be together with God and Jesus in a place of eternal happiness and beauty.

Mention that there are some people who say that other beliefs – other “maps” – will also lead to Heaven, but they don’t. Only the special book from God – called the Bible – will tell us the way to Heaven. That way is through Jesus.

Jesus said he is the way, the truth, and the life. If we believe in Jesus and follow the Bible, we can be sure we are traveling on the right road. We can also be sure we will reach the destination we hope to go to.

Jesus promised that he would be with us always, all throughout the trip. Isn’t that great?

Prayer:

Dear God, thank you for the map that you have given us, your Holy Bible. Thank you that it tells us the way we should go so we can be with you in heaven when this life is over. And thank you for promising to be with us every step of our journey. Amen

Children’s Sermon – The Bible is Our Map

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