October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

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Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26

Object: a favorite toy that was not a toy when you were a child (such as a computer toy -- Gameboys are popular and almost any child could loan you one for this object lesson)

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When I saw this (toy) I knew I had to have it! It looked like so much fun. How many of you have one of these? (Let them answer.) Good! Do you enjoy it? (Let them answer.) This is a nice toy, but even though I said I "had to have it," I didn't really. I could have done without it. In fact, when I was your age, I did do without it. So did everybody else. That (toy) was not even invented yet!

Today the reading talks about "contentment." Do you know what "contentment" means? (Give them a chance to answer.) Contentment means being satisfied with what you have.

God knows that many times we wish we had this or that or something else. We can make ourselves very unhappy by worrying about what we don't have. A person with contentment is thankful for what he or she does have and does not...

This Children's Sermon, Contentment, is based on 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and relates to Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26. This Children's Sermon on 1 Timothy 6:6-19 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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