July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39

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Repentance

First Sunday in Lent


Leah Thompson



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SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME


Materials:
Flashlights (one per child)


Directions:
1. Give each child a flashlight.

2. Turn off all the lights in the room. The room should be in total darkness. If the room has lots of windows, relocate somewhere dark for this activity.

3. Discuss how sin makes us live in the dark. Have the children tell you what they think it means to live in the dark.

4. Have the children take turns confessing something that they are sorry for -- something for which they repent. After each child repents, instruct him or her to turn on his or her flashlight.

5. Once all the flashlights are on, talk about how repenting from our sins helps us come out of the darkness. Talk about what it means to repent: repentance is not just being sorry. Repentance is when we are sorry for what we have done and resolve to change our actions so that we do not sin that...

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