The promises of God are numerous and amazing. Our kids should learn early on that they can trust every word that God says, especially His promises.
Here is what I like to call a 3-Point Sermon for Kids or Bible object lesson based on the Scripture of Ruth 2:2 which says, “And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.’ Naomi said to her, ‘Go ahead, my daughter.’”
Point 1: Our verse today talks about Ruth going out into a field and picking grain which might have been ears of corn. Picture this: the field belongs to God and it is a field like none other – rich and full with healthy corn. The ears of corn are like God’s promises that He wants you to go and pick and then feast on their goodness.
Point 2: One of God’s promises says this: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mat. 11:28) Wow, that’s a nice piece of juicy corn! Jesus is so tender and promises you comfort and rest when you are tired.
Here’s another tasty piece of corn: “Do not be afraid…for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 41:14) Isn’t it wonderful to know that you have no reason to be afraid when the God of the entire universe promises to help you? Can anyone else think of some “corny” promises? (Give the children a chance to think and respond.)
Point 3: There are so many, many more wonderful promises out in God’s field. Go and gather them, dig your teeth into them and enjoy their sweetness!
This 3-Point Sermon for Kids was inspired by my reading of C.H. Spurgeon’s devotional on Ruth 2:2 from his book Morning and Evening. You too can be inspired by your favorite Christian authors and come up with your own 3-Point Sermon for Kids.
Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Bible Object Lessons for your kids: Learning from the Lizard: Bible Animal Object Lessons
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