October 19, 2014
Matthew 22:15-22
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

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Showing respect

Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29

Object: feathers

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Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some feathers today because I want to talk about the word "respect." Sometimes you see pictures of Native Americans wearing feathers in a headband. The feathers have all kinds of different meanings, but one of them is that wearing feathers is something they earn for doing brave deeds. When they wear the feathers other people show them respect. Does anyone know what the word "respect" means? (Let them respond.) Respect means to honor, to look up to or to praise. It means the person with the feathers has done something special that other people think is good or brave. We can respect people and we can respect the land. It means we take care of the land and treat it well. Not putting litter on the ground and not putting garbage into the lakes and streams are ways we respect the land.

Besides feathers there are other ways of showing respect. When oriental people meet, does anyone know what they do? (Let them respond.) They bow...

This Children's Sermon, Showing respect, is based on Luke 18:1-8 and relates to Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29. This Children's Sermon on Luke 18:1-8 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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