November 2, 2014
Matthew 5:1-12
1 John 3:1-3

The meaning of names

Fourth Sunday of Advent




Object: Select the names of the children who most often attend the children's sermon and put them on cards. You may find the meaning of them here:


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Good morning, boys and girls. How important is a name? (let them answer) Do you think your name is important? (let them answer) Most of us really like our name and we feel proud of it because it's a name that was chosen especially for us. Some parents study books for months before their child is born to find exactly the right name. Not only do we have a name, our names mean something, too.

(select some of the children whose names you have looked up and begin to tell them what their names mean) Did you know that Aaron originally meant "high mountain?" Or did you know that David meant "beloved?" These names were first created in the person's original language and described what that person was like. So, the first person named Aaron reminded others of a high mountain.

The reason we are talking about this is because Joseph had a dream about the birth of the baby Mary was...

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