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Where Does God Live?

from the book
Cows In Church
80 Biblically Based Children's Sermons

B. Kathleen Fannin

Acts 17:24, 26-28

Object: A 3-foot x 5-foot (i.e., large) world map and a passport.


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As the children seat themselves on the chancel steps, I spread out a map of the world on the floor in front of them.

"Oooooooooooooooh!" comes their response as the map's features are revealed.

"It's pretty!" Mary exclaims.

"Yes, it is pretty, Mary," I answer. "There are lots of different colors to help us see where all the different countries are. Can any of you show us where we live?"

Immediately some of the eight- and nine-year-olds spring from their seats and descend on the map like bees on a field of clover. Almost with one motion, five little index fingers land in the center of the United States.

"Right HERE!" Thomas announces. I am duly impressed by the children's knowledge of geography.

"You all certainly know where Missouri is," I affirm. "Thank you." As the children return to their seats, I continue, pointing to the corresponding places on the map: "What if I wanted to go from the United States over to ...

This Children's Sermon titled 'Where Does God Live?' is based on Acts 17:24, 26-28. This Children's Sermon is excerpted from the book ''. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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