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

Gifts Of Love

from the book
Cows In Church
80 Biblically Based Children's Sermons

B. Kathleen Fannin

Object: An apple

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"What happened in some of your lives this week that hasn't happened all summer?"

"We went to school!" the older children respond.

"Ah, yes, school has begun. Well, I have something in my pocket that could have something to do with school. Whatever it is, it's making quite a lump, isn't it?" The children nod affirmatively, some serious, some grinning as their imaginations spill over onto their faces. "What do you think I have in my pocket to make such a lump?"

"A ball?" one little girl asks.

"No, it's not a ball, but that's a good guess. You can see it's sort of round."

"An apple!" states a boy in the center, with no trace of uncertainty.

"Yes, it's an apple. Why do you suppose I would have an apple in my pocket?"

"To eat it!"

"That's one thing I might do."

"To give it to your teacher!"

"Yes, that's another thing I might do with it. Why would I give an...

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