Children’s Sermon January 31

Title: But I Want Cupcakes

Theme: Sometimes, we should take what we need not what we want

Objects: none needed

Scripture: 17“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’” Matthew 11:16-19

Good morning!

I know we talked about food last week, but I’m going to do it again today.

If I offered you broccoli or a cupcake, which would you take? Most of you would take the cupcake because it is yummy and sweet and broccoli—well eating it can sometimes seem more like a chore.

But which one is better for you? I hope you know it’s broccoli. Broccoli will keep you healthy and strong. Cupcakes are a treat for special times like birthday parties…

The same is true for our lives. There are a lot of things we should do, but there are other things that we want to do. Those other things are good treats…like playing video games or goofing off with our friends, but if we did those things all the time we wouldn’t grow and thrive.

I know of lot of you have pets and animals that you take care of. If all you did was play with them, they wouldn’t last long would they. They need fed and cleaned and cared for to grow and thrive. You definitely don’t want to ignore them completely and do other things.
The same is true with our walk with God. Sometimes, we might want to talk during the sermon or make jokes during Sunday School instead of listening and learning, but that is what we need to do, so we can learn more about God and listen to His Word for us each day.
And if you kids really put this into practice, I have some adults you can help teach to do the same.

Let’s pray: Lord, help us to listen and do what it is right. Feed us with good things always that our spirits may grow strong. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

© Randall J. Forester