Children Sermon Illustrations

Children Sermon Illustrations

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What shall you give to one small boy?
A glamorous game, a tinseled toy,
A barlow knife, a puzzle pack,
A train that runs on curving track?
A picture book, a real live pet.. .
No, there's plenty of time for such things yet.
Give him a DAY for his very own—
Just one small boy and his dad alone;
A walk in the woods, a romp in the park,
A fishing trip from dawn to dark,
Give the gift that only you can—
The companionship of his Old Man.
Games are outgrown, and toys decay—
But he'll never forget if you "Give him a day."

It was Washington's birthday. Johnny called over to his neighbor, Danny, "Say, aren't you going to put up your flag today?"

"Naw," answered Danny. "I don't even put the flag up for my own birthday!"

A mother's mission in life is not to be a leaning post but to make leaning unnecessary.—Bobs and Bubbles

The mother was deeply concerned about her daughter's new boy friend. "Remember, dear," she said, "get to know him before you become serious. Be sure he's considerate, for example."

"Oh, I already know he's considerate," the young girl replied. "Just the other day he told me that he put his shirt on a horse that was scratched."—Cuneo Topics

A mother listening to the evening prayers of her sleepy little daughter was astonished and amazed to hear the following:

"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
When he hollers let him go,
Eenie, meenie, miny, mo."—Balance Sheet

My three children are at the perfect age—too old to cry at and too young to borrow my car.—Walter Slezak

Many a child has grown up to be fairly level-headed because his parents couldn't find the guidance book they were looking for.—Raymond Duncan, quoted in Townsend National Weekly

Johnny, who had acquired the habit of using profane lang-uage quite extensively, was warned by his mother never to say such words again, or she would pack his clothes and turn him out.

Johnny promised his mother that he wouldn't, but it was not very long until she heard him swear. She immediately packed his clothes and put him out of the house.

The boy stood on the steps for approximately an hour, his mother watching him from the window, and finally she opened the door and asked him why he did not leave.

"I was wondering," he replied, "where the hell I would go."—Oral Hygiene

A man was warning the little boy next door about being careful crossing the streets.

"Oh, don't worry," the youngster assured him "I always wait for the empty space to come by."—The Lookout

Five-year-old Carol misbehaved at church. Her punishment was to eat dinner alone at a small table in the corner of the dining room. When her father finished giving thanks for the food, her small echo came from the corner. "And thank you, dear Lord, for preparing a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Amen."—The Lookout

Directions on a Nursing Bottle: When the baby is done drinking it should be unscrewed and laid in a cool place. If the baby does not thrive on fresh milk it should be boiled.—Typographic

One blistering hot day when they had guests for dinner, a mother asked her 4-year-old son to say the blessing. "But, mother, I don't know what to say," he protested.

"Oh, just say what you've heard me say," she told him.

Obediently he bowed his little head and said, "Oh, Lord, why did I invite those people here on a hot day like this?"—Automotive Service Digest

"There, there, little man," said the kindly woman to the boy beside her in the surf, "you mustn't be afraid—why don't you just splash right in and swim?"

"I would," was the timid reply, "but you're standing on my flippers."—Quote

If children did not ask questions, they would never learn how little adults know.

My wife and I were engrossed in the Ed Sullivan Show one Sunday evening. Meanwhile in playing around the TV set our 2-year-old son Brad accidentally bumped it. Since the set was on a swivel base, the screen rotated around and away from our vision.

With some irritation and impatience I commanded, "Brad, turn the TV around." He did, but not far enough. "More, Brad, turn it more," I implored. He did but this time, too far. Finally in desperation, I said, "Come on, Brad, turn it so that we can see it. Use your head." You guessed it; sure enough, he leaned over, placed his head against the side of the set and pushed it into its exact original position.—M. Dale Baughman

A picture window will bring the outdoors into a living room, but a little boy's two little feet will bring in more of it.

"I want to buy that book in the window called How to Captivate Men," said the little girl to the sales clerk.

The man looks dubiously at the child.

"That's not the sort of book for you," he said, "What do you want it for?"

"I want to give it to my daddy for a Christmas present."

"But surely there are hundreds of books he would rather have?"

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