April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9

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Not fair!

Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25





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Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute sense of what's fair and what is not fair. This story of God's grace may not make sense to them, just as it doesn't make sense to many adults. Grace just does not seem fair! The important point here is that the children hear that God's grace is for them. There is no tenure in the church that assures salvation.

*Learn the story about John Newton, the composer of "Amazing Grace."

*Learn and sing "Amazing Grace."

*Go to the kitchen and find several items weighing 16 oz. The can/jar will say "Net wt. 16 oz." or "Fl. wt. 16 oz." Next, go to the shop and find a package of screws, nails, and so forth that also weigh "16 oz." or "1 pound." Collect five or six different items that all weigh the same. Illustrate the point by noting how different the items are -- just...

This Children's Activity, Not fair!, is based on Matthew 20:1-16 and relates to Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25. This children's activity on Matthew 20:1-16 is just one of over 800 children's activities 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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