Children’s Sermon

Matthew 25:31-46

Sharing God’s Love

By Lois Parker Edstrom

How many of you have a younger brother or sister? Younger children, whether a brother, sister, or friend, may have times when they need help. Younger kids are not as big as you are, not yet as strong as you are, and they haven’t had time to learn all that you have discovered. You, being the older child, have opportunities to help them. Can you think of examples?

A younger child may need help tying shoes, making a bed, or combing hair. If very young, a child might need help eating or walking.

Jesus says, “Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (25:40). Jesus teaches us the importance of taking care of those who are not as strong as we are or in some other way may need help. It could be a young child, an older person, someone who is ill, or it could be an animal.

When you care for and show kindness to others it is as if you are giving a gift to God. Can you think of ways you could help? Let’s make a list. It may be as simple as a smile or telling someone how much you love them. It might be drawing a picture for your grandparent, making sure your pets are loved and cared for, or being kind to your little brother or sister. These are some of the ways we share God’s love.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan