July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

New Year's Resolution

from the book
That Seeing, They May Believe
52 Children's Object Lessons

Kenneth A. Mortonson

Object: Three small jars containing salt, sugar and flour

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Purpose: To remember that outward appearances are not the most important things in life.

Materials: Three small jars containing salt, sugar, and flour respectively.

Lesson: I have here three jars and, as you can see, each contains something white. From a distance, they all look alike; but if you were to put them to the use for which they were intended, you would see that they are very different.

This is salt and you might use it on your breakfast eggs. But you would not use this on eggs, for this is sugar. However, you might use it at breakfast on cereal. The third white substance would not be used on either eggs or cereal for it is flour. But you might have a piece of bread at breakfast that is made with flour.

All three ingredients look alike and can even be used at the same meal, but they are different. You see, it is not the outward...

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