Children’s Easter Sermon: Easter Sunday
This week’s lesson will require another person, a bag of candy (or other treats), and some monopoly money or coins.
Have the children come forward and sit down. Hold up a bag of candy.
“I have something here for you today. What is it? It’s candy.”
Pass out the candy and have the kids go ahead and start enjoying it.
“Now that you enjoyed the candy, there’s just one thing. You have to pay for it. Can you do that? (kids say no). You can’t? But someone has to pay for the candy. You ate it. Shouldn’t you have to pay for it?”
Have preacher or other person mock-interrupt at this point.
Preacher (or another person): “Well, it just so happens that I can pay for this. I can pay for it. You just have to come and ask for something to pay for the candy with. I am willing to give it to you if you just ask.”
Have kids go to the preacher or the other person for the money/coins/coupon, etc.
“Okay. Now hold onto the money for a minute.
We’ll get to the treats in a minute.
Tell me, who is paying for your treat?
Were you able to pay for your treat on your own?
What did you have to do to get your treat?
Today we are celebrating Easter.
Easter is the day that Jesus rose from the dead to forgive our sins.
You see, we all have done things that are wrong.
Remember, you ate the candy and then found out that you couldn’t pay for it? Sin is similar to that.
You do something wrong and then you have to pay for it.
But we cannot pay for our sin by ourselves.
Our sin separates us from God. We need someone to pay our price so that we are not apart from God anymore.
Tell me, can you pay for your sins on your own?
Who can pay for your sins so that you can know God?
Okay, there’s one more thing. What did you have to do to have your treat paid for?
That’s right. All you had to do is ask. All you had to do is ask the person who could pay to do it. It’s Easter. That means that Jesus already paid the price for your sins on a cross a long time ago. All you have to do is pray and ask for your sins to be paid for.”
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 10: 9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
“The wages, the payment for sin, is death. But Jesus paid that for us on Easter. All we have to do is declare with our mouth. All we have to do is ask.”
We thank you for this beautiful day that you have given us. Thank you that we are all here together and that we can learn about your payment for our sins. Thank you that you were willing to pay the price of our sins for us so that we can enjoy life with you. Help us to learn and grow in the time we are about to spend together.
In Jesus’ name,