Kids Sermon on Romans 8:28 

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Lesson Focus: Build on the idea that our lives, at times, seem broken and useless. But – "All things work together for good for those that love the Lord" Romans 8:28. 

Share an example from your own life or someone close to you, or someone in the church who the children may know, of a situation that was seemingly tragic, but that God used to change lives for good (to bring salvation and/or grow the believer) – and ultimately to bring honor and glory to God.

As you tell a story of a broken life or heart . . .

Show bits of broken glass to represent the fragmented feelings or experiences. 

Show a mirror – looking at yourself or explain that the person in the story would look in the mirror and felt they saw a broken and or useless person. 

Show a light – For added drama - turn out the lights and light a candle (or small flashlight) to show that just a small light shines very bright in the darkness. The purpose of light is to illuminate - light up the area around us. 

Place a mirror next to the candle, or flashlight, for the class to see that the mirror multiplies the light. The purpose of a mirror is to reflect.

With lights back on – show a kaleidoscope.

Allow the class to see the beautiful designs that can come from brokenness, with a mirror – reflecting light through the broken pieces. The brighter the light - the more beautiful the designs that can be seen. From every angle - the design changes and the beauty grows. 

Explain – that what seems to be broken in our lives has the potential to become great beauty if we allow JESUS to shine in our hearts and lives. 

Our lives can be the mirror that reflects Jesus through our personal journey (our brokenness) to bring honor and glory to God. 

“Unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God, be honor and glory forever" 1 Timothy 1:17.

May your blessings abound!
Copyright 2008 Emmalea Butler 

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