February 10-14, 2016
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Luke 4:1-13
Romans 10:8b-13

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Besides the new material, there are 15 to 20 additional timeless children's sermons and children's activities in the archive for each Sunday of the lectionary year.

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Children's Sermon for Lent 1
Jesus First | Luke 4:1-13

Object: a children’s game and a church bulletin

The Point: There are many options in life, choose to put Jesus first

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for joining me as we share God’s word together. I brought with me two items. The first is a game that my children loved to play. (show the game) They would play it all time if I would let them. I set a time limit of one hour for them to play the game. There are many other things to do including playing outdoors. I want them to experience and learn to enjoy other things in life. If all they did was to play this game they would lose sight of other options more important.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Lent 1

Call my name — Children's Sermon based on Romans 10:8b-13
Rocks and choices — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
Rocks and choices — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
Asking for help — Children's Sermon based on Romans 10:8b-13
Sometimes it's hard to be strong! — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
Sometimes it's hard to be strong! — Children's Activity based on Luke 4:1-13
Being There — Children's Sermon based on Romans 10:8b-13
Beating the devil — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
"Beating the devil" — Children's Activity based on Luke 4:1-13
What color? — Children's Sermon based on Romans 10:8b-13
Bread or stone? — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
Bread or stone? — Children's Activity based on Luke 4:1-13
Shame, shame — Children's Sermon based on Romans 10:8b-13
Protect me, Lord — Children's Sermon based on Luke 4:1-13
Protect me, Lord — Children's Activity based on Luke 4:1-13
Worth the Effort — based on Luke 4:1-13

Children's Sermon for Ash Wednesday
Your Greatest Treasurer | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Object: a piggy bank

The Point: Your greatest treasure is not laid up on earth but in heaven

The Lesson: Good morning, boys and girls. Thank you for joining me as we share God’s word together. This is my piggy bank. (show the piggy bank) Yes, I have a piggy bank. I think everyone should have one. When I come home at the end of the day, I place my pocket change in this bank. At the end of eight to ten weeks I have saved nearly $50. Sometimes I put it in a savings account in the bank. Sometimes I use it to purchase something I really want or to do something special with what I have saved. It is important to develop a habit of saving. Your habit of saving now will grow into a means of support for the future.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Ash Wednesday

An acceptable time — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Don't sound a trumpet — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Muddy shoes — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Sad clowns — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Sad clowns — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Put on ashes — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
What's a hypocrite? — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
What's Ash Wednesday? — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Keep it a secret — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6
Too much to carry — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Our most valuable asset — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
God's time — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Human holograms — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
"Human holograms" — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
A refreshing drink — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
The new that stays new — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
The new that stays new — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Later — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Showing off — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Showing off — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Removing obstacles — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
The way to give gifts and treasures — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
A real Christian — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Do not enter — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Obstacles — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Four rules — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Four rules — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Taking our sins away — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
No more ugly faces — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
No more ugly faces — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Ambassadors for Christ — Children's Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Dear heavenly Father... — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Dear heavenly Father... — Children's Activity based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Carrying God's Mark — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
What Is Lasting — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Praying with Ashes — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Lasting Treasure — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 6:1-16, 16-21


Cynthia Cowen
Cynthia Cowen has been a faithful CSS Publishing Company contributor for many years. Her creative resources target youth, family, women, Bible study, Advent and Christmas programs, and clergy. As a staff member of Our Saviour's (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Cynthia serves as an Associate in Ministry.