Valentine’s Week Lesson – Healing a Hurting Heart

 

Here is 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.

God Can Heal Your Heart:

End with talking about how God can heal your heart no matter what has happened in the past. He wants to heal and restore you.

Matthew 12:20  He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.

Psalm 51:10  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Encourage your students to come forward and receive healing for their hearts. Pray for them to be healed.

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