September 6, 2015
Mark 7:24-37
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17

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Children's Sermon for Proper 18 | OT 23
Jesus, Savior of the World | Mark 7:24-37
Object:  a blue ribbon

The Point: Jesus did miracles to point to his greatest work -- our salvation.

The Lesson: Thank you, boys and girls for coming up to share this time with me. Have you ever received a blue ribbon for something you made? I received a blue ribbon (show ribbon) once for a photograph I took of a duck flying off a river in Alaska. Actually, it was a series of four pictures showing the duck on the water, starting to leave the river, the beginning of flight, and the duck in full flight. I framed the four pictures and entered it in the State Fair. I received this blue ribbon for first place. Isn't the ribbon pretty?

The ribbon is great, but it isn't as exciting or as special as the actual photographs of the duck taking flight in the wild. The blue ribbon just shows how special the photographs are.... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

Additional material for Proper 18 | OT 23

What it is to be poor — Children's Sermon based on James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Open up! — Children's Sermon based on Mark 7:24-37
Open up! — Children's Activity based on Mark 7:24-37
Both are needed — Children's Sermon based on James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Ephphatha — Children's Sermon based on Mark 7:24-37
Ephphatha — Children's Activity based on Mark 7:24-37
Faith has no favorites — Children's Sermon based on James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
He makes the deaf to hear — Children's Sermon based on Mark 7:24-37
Be open! — Children's Activity based on Mark 7:24-37
Does God care? — Children's Sermon based on James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Table scraps — Children's Activity based on Mark 7:24-37
Take a risk — Children's Sermon based on Mark 8:27-38
Table Scraps — Children's Sermon based on Mark 7:24-37
Does God care? — Children's Sermon based on James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Open Your Ears! — Children's Sermon based on Mark 7:24-37

Cynthia Cowen
Cynthia Cowen has been a faithful CSS Publishing Company contributor for many years. Her creative resources target youth, family, women, Bible study, Advent and Christmas programs, and clergy. As a staff member of Our Saviour's (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Cynthia serves as an Associate in Ministry.