If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any
amount of time, you know kids are full of questions. And the range
of depth is incredible. I’ve heard silly questions like “What did
Jesus do without television?” to deep questions like “If God knew
humans were going to mess up, why did God create us?” Kids love to
question everything, and each time a question is raised, it gives
you a better chance to explain God’s love for them.
That was the idea behind the book: Quick Children’s Sermons: Will My Dog Be in
Heaven? This book answers questions kids really want
answered–the everyday stuff they think about as they discover who
God is and struggle to make sense of a confusing, overwhelming
world. This book tackles questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, and
life in general with wise, witty, and fun answers and interactive
I’ve used this book with my kids before…and I
actually just read through it for myself. I’ve picked out a few of
my favorite questions and summarized the answers. Here are five
uncommon questions kids ask about God:
- When does God eat dinner? Quick answer: God
doesn’t need food, water, or shelter because he is Spirit. But God
knows we need those things, and God promises to give us everything
we need. Follow up with Philippians 4:19.
- Where does God go for his summer vacation?
Quick answer: Do you ever think God would like to take a break from
us? In Psalm 139:7-10, David describes how God is everywhere. God
doesn’t just “camp out” in one place or another. God is everywhere
at all times. He never takes a vacation or day off! He’s always
there for us!
- How can God listen to everyone at the same
time? Quick answer: We can’t hear everyone at once, but
God can. God can listen to all of us at the same time. We can’t
explain how God hears so much at once, but we know it’s true
because the Bible tells us it’s true in 1 John 5:14.
- Does God like me better than my brother? Quick
answer: In Romans 2:11 we read that God doesn’t show favoritism.
God loves us, even if we aren’t the most fantastic kids in the
world. Let’s thank God for not choosing favorites.
- Are there shortcuts to heaven? Quick answer:
People like taking shortcuts to make things easier, but there are
no shortcuts when it comes to heaven. Luckily, God has made it
super easy to find heaven. In John 14:6, we see that Jesus is the
key to going to heaven. Jesus wants to be your forever friend!