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Sermon For Valentine’s Week – The Broken Heart

Curriculum / Holidays //

Here’s a Children’s Sermon that’s great for the Week of Valentine’s Day. Of course you’ll want to put this sermon in your own words. You can draw simalar pictues to display on posterboard or copy the images for Powerpoint.

God cares about you more than anyone ever could. He loves you. No matter what the condition of your heart is, God wants to heal it. Let’s see some of the things He says in the Bible about broken hearts.

The Condemned Heart

Condemned means to sentence to jail or prison; to judge against, blame, find fault with.  Makes us feel bad about ourselves and about our relationship with God.

Causes:  Unconfessed sin, rebellion, walking against God’s ways, devil’s lies.

Verses:

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The Bruised Heart

Hurts when touched on that spot.  Not deep unless continually bruised.

Causes:  Disappointed, let down by someone, not feeling loved for a brief time, discouraged.

Verses:

Isaiah 42:3  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.

Matthew 12:20  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.

Luke 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

The Wounded Heart

To be hit or wounded.  Cannot heal unless cleansed & treated.  Can affect whole life unless dealt with.

Causes:  Angry words, hurtful words, hitting, fighting, arguing at home, someone close turning away, being cheated by someone you trust, rejection in any form.

Verses:

Proverbs 18:14  The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Zechariah 13:6  If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body ?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’

The Broken Heart

Torn, broken in pieces, crushed, shattered.  Effects felt for a lifetime.

Causes:  Sense of loss (death, divorce, moving away), Deep rejection or abandonment, abuse, rudely treated, defiled, violated or hurtfully treated, illegitimate, not wanted at birth.

Verses:

Psalm 34:18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Luke 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

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About the Author

After serving the as a children’s pastor for over 20 years, Tamera Kraft founded Revival Fire 4 Kids Ministry in 2007 in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She has taught in national workshops and has conducted kid’s crusades, church camps, and children’s camp meeting services. She has also done inner city ministry outreaches, directed mission’s trips for children, and was on staff at two different churches where she built thriving children’s ministries.