Jan 27

No guessing games with God

Here is a children’s sermon (object lesson) to help teach young children about how they do not have to play guessing games with God when they wonder where to go and what decisions to make.


Hold a small rock in one hand. Close both hands into fists and hold out in front of the children. Ask a child to pick in which hand the rock is held. After he picks the hand, open both hands and show if he is correct.

Put your hands behind your back and place the rock in either the same hand or another hand and  play the game one more time, choosing another child to pick the hand in which he thinks the rock is held.

Say to children that it is fun to play guessing games but we never have to play guessing games with God. God can speak to us about decisions and directions through the Bible, prayer, older adults and teachers. He never makes guesses and makes us guess ‘which hand’ when we are wondering which direction or the best decision.

Share James 1:5 (The Message): If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.


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