Children’s Sermon

Mark 6:14-29

Hey, I Know You!

By Lois Parker Edstrom


Pictures of the people mentioned in text of lesson or pictures of other notable people.

Let’s talk about what it means to be famous. A famous person is one who is known by a large number of people. Famous people usually become known because they have a special talent or have done something remarkable that other people admire.

Let’s look at pictures of famous people.

• George Washington was the first American president, a good leader and a brave, heroic man.

• This is a picture of a famous modern day man, Bill Gates, who developed software programs which allow us to use and enjoy computers in our homes.

• You may not recognize this person’s face, but you may have seen his art. This is Vincent Van Gogh and this is a print of one of his many beautiful paintings.

• Margaret Thatcher was the prime minister of England.

• Yes, this is a picture of Bugs Bunny and he is famous because he makes us laugh.

We could list many other people who are talented musicians, inventors, writers, ministers, or doctors.

The Bible tells us that when Jesus lived on earth he was famous. King Herod and others heard about his miracles; they heard that he cured people who had been sick. They knew about Jesus because he developed a reputation for helping people. In the Bible we read that “his name had become known” (6:14).

All these years later we still know about Jesus and he still has a reputation for helping people. We could say he is the most famous person of all time. He is famous for what he did to teach us about God’s love.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan