Sermon illustrations: Children

Why They Called Him a Christian

A Sunday school teacher was endeavoring to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living...

Love Described by Children

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my...

Investing Time

Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams and grandson of President John Adams,...

Faith and the Umbrella

During a time of great drought, the Scottish preacher Dr. Guthrie prayed for rain in the morning...

An Ungrateful Son

In 1978, Thomas Hansen of Boulder Colorado, sued his parents for $350,000 on grounds of “...

A Toddler’s Rules of Ownership

1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s...

The Mistake of Not Disciplining Your Children

Benjamin Spock led the way among child rearing professionals in instructing parents not to...

Before Asking for Forgiveness

A Sunday School teacher had just concluded her lesson and wanted to make sure she had made her...

Born to Save

In 1988, Anissa Ayala was sixteen years-old and diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. The doctors...

Snooping for Gifts

A little boy ran to the kitchen with a big box in his hand and breathlessly told his mother, “We’d...

When the Church Was Full

As the pastor introduced his children’s sermon on Easter, he asked the little ones, “Do you see...

Political Correctness for Kids

Your bedroom isn’t cluttered; it’s “passage-restrictive.” Kids don’t get in trouble anymore. They...

Letters to God

Below are letters that children have written to God. Dear God: “I didn’t think orange went with...

Children Must Be Taught While They Are Young

The English poet Samuel Coleridge talked with a man who did not believe that children should be...

Watch out for the Hushers

Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled...

Why the Groom Wears Black

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride...

People Are Watching and Copying You

A little boy said to his mother, “Can I go outside and help Daddy put snow chains on the car? I...

Asking for a Watch

The story is told of a boy named Patrick who asked repeatedly for a watch. His parents forbade him...

Definition of a Grandparent

One little boy described his grandmother as someone who comes to visit and keeps your mother from...

Growing Older

A lady said to her nephew, “How old are you?” “Three,” he said. “Well, when will you be four?” He...

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