The Good Shepherd's Voice


We know Jesus’ voice


Printed picture of Buzz Lightyear, Olaf, Dory, Cookie Monster, Mary Poppins, and Jesus


John 10:1-10

Children's Sermon: The Good Shepherd's Voice (John 10:1-10)

Today I am going to quote some popular phrases from some pretty famous characters and one real person. After I say the phrase, you have to do one thing to show me you know the answer. No, it’s not to raise your hand. When you think you know the answer, I need you to “Baa” like a sheep. Are you ready?

Go through each of the five phrases and allow kids chances to “Baa” and guess the answer. After they guess, show them the picture that goes with each phrase.

  • “To infinity and beyond.” - Buzz Lightyear

  • “Some people are worth melting for.” - Olaf

  • “Just keep swimming.” - Dory

  • “Me want cookie.” - Cookie Monster

  • “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” - Mary Poppins

Was it easy or hard to guess who said each of these things? How could you be certain of who said each phrase?

You had to be pretty familiar with the movie and character to match their saying with the person saying it. If you had never seen the movie “Finding Nemo” you may not know that Dory says “Just keep swimming.” But if you have seen Frozen like 100 times, you could guess Olaf really easily. The more you know the movie and character, the better you know their voice. I have one more voice for you to guess.

“Love each other as I have loved you.” Who do you think said that? “Baa” when you want to guess.

Show children the picture of Jesus after they’ve guessed.

Jesus is not a cartoon character; He is the Good Shepherd who takes care of us. Jesus says that His sheep know His voice and follow Him.

Dear God, thank You that You help us hear and know Jesus’ voice. We want to follow You today and always. In Jesus’ name, amen.