Jesus wants us to be salty, and he wants us to shine brightly. People around us should know for sure that we’re Christians. We should show them love and acceptance and tell them about God and invite them to church.
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Pentecost Proper 5 From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Scripture Reference: Gen. 3:8-15
Preparation: Bring a jar with enough cookies to distribute to the children at the end of your talk. (Optional) You might bring a giant foam hand with one pointing finger.
Would you like to play a game this morning? It’s a kind of game that all of us have played before. It’s called the “Blame Game.” Let’s pretend someone has stolen a cookie from my cookie jar. I will
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For the Third Sunday after Epiphany From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud
Scripture Reference: Jonah 1:1-17
Preparation: Bring a large blanket or dark-colored sheet.
Have any of you heard about a man named Jonah? (Let children respond.) Jonah was a prophet of God; he would listen to God and tell the people what God said. One day, God told Jonah to go to a big city and tell the people who lived there that they were being very wicked and that they
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For the 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.” (RSV)
Preparation: Bring a Bible with some verses in large type or highlighted. An illustrated Bible might be helpful.
Have you ever noticed that some things we need to hear more than once? Some things we need to hear more than once. It’s true. It’s really true. Some things we need to hear more than once. We may get tired
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Reference: Romans 10:5-15 “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Preparation: Make award ribbons with foot-shaped medallions or medals with footprints on them to hang around each child’s neck. Assemble a small panel of “judges” prior to the sermon.
This morning, I thought we could have a beauty contest. This will be different from most beauty contests because we’re not going to be looking at faces or hair or how gracefully you walk. We are going to look at feet. Is
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