This children’s sermon centers on questions- ones we might want to ask God and ones God might want to ask us. It was written to accompany a sermon based on the scripture Malachi 3:1-7, which ends, “‘Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’”
Good morning, girls and boys! Today in worship, one of the things we’re talking about is this… (Show a picture of a big question mark.)
So I have a question for you…about questions! If God tapped you on the shoulder and said, “Come sit over here with me and ask me whatever questions you have,” I wonder what questions you might ask.
(Let children respond. If children are feeling shy, you might offer some of the questions from If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids. I had the book in my bag in case we needed it.)
With all these questions, I wonder how God answers us. How do we get answers from God?
Allow children to respond.
Sometimes even when we want to get an answer, it doesn’t come as soon as we wish it would. We can study the Bible, we can listen to our hearts and minds, we can ask people we trust what they think, and we can read books like this one, If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids. It’s full of questions you might have for God, with help in what the Bible says about it. But you know sometimes we can read and be quiet and listen and study and sometimes we’re still not sure what God’s answer is. Some questions are so big that they take a lifetime for God to answer.
Our questions are so important.
I wonder if there are questions God would ask us. I wonder what God might ask you.
(Allow children to respond.)
Asking questions and answering them is a beautiful part of living and understanding life. It’s good for us to remember that God is always ready to be part of it.
Let’s pray: Dear God, thank you for loving us so much that we can ask you whatever is on our minds, no matter what it is. Help us be honest with you,Lord. And after we ask our questions, help us watch and listen for you to answer us. We love you, God. Amen.