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

The New Life

from the book
... Let the Children Come
Fifty-two Object Lessons For Children In Worship

Robert B. Lantz

Object: Peanuts in the shell

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Good morning, boys and girls. I'm going to show you something that no human being has ever seen before! Can you believe that? I have something in my hand that no one in this place has ever laid eyes on, and yet it is a very simple thing.

Any guesses this morning? (Responses will be wild, maybe funny. Go on with it as long as you feel comfortable. Respond positively to reasonable suggestions.)

Well, if you're ready, here it is! (Produce a nice plump peanut. Surprise and maybe a little disappointment will be registered.) Oh, you thought I really had something great to show you, didn't you? Well, I told you the truth; for inside this shell are peanuts that have grown there without anyone ever seeing them. Now when I crack the shell, we are going to see what no one has ever seen before -- these particular peanuts. Look! (Crack and open shell.) Aren't they nice looking? Ummm! Good, too!


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