Day: Pentecost 22
Lectionary Passage: Judges 4:1-7
Scripture Focus: Judges 4:4-5
Note: This children’s sermon is written as a first person narrative. It’s a great opportunity to dress up in Bible-time costume and really get into the spirit of things by taking on the character of Deborah from Judges.
Good morning. Thank you for having me here today. This sure is a nice place. I usually like to spend my days sitting under the shade of a palm tree, but it’s nice to travel and meet new people like yourselves. Oh, where are my manners. My name is Deborah and I am a Judge.
Not the kind of judge like in a courtroom, but a Judge picked by God to lead the people of Israel. Some people probably think it is surprising that God picked a woman to be a ruler, but who are we to question God — that’s what I always say.
My job as a judge lets me help people in all kinds of ways and they depend on me a lot. I’ll tell you what, the leader of the army won’t even go into battle unless I’m right there with him. Silly guy. But since I want what’s best for my people, I went into battle with him and we won!
Well, I don’t want to bore you good folks. But I do want you to remember something very important: God calls on everyone. Boys AND girls! No matter what there is a place for everyone to serve in the church today and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Let’s have a prayer before I go: Thank you God for calling all people to help you. Help us remember that boys AND girls have a place to serve in your church. Amen.