July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25

Mary stayed at home

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Leah Thompson

Object: funeral flowers

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When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. (v. 20)

Good morning, boys and girls. How are you today? (allow answers) How many of you have ever been to a funeral? (allow answers) A funeral is a time when we gather to remember the life of someone who has died. During this Easter season, we talk a lot about life and death. After all, what do we remember during this season? (allow answers) We remember that Jesus diedů and rose again!

Today our lesson talks about death, but it doesn't talk about Jesus' death. Our lesson talks about the death of a man named Lazarus, who was Jesus' friend. Now Lazarus had two sisters: Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha loved Jesus as much as they loved their brother Lazarus. In fact, once Mary washed Jesus' feet with her own tears and dried them with her hair! Mary was devoted to Jesus.

Then Lazarus...

This Children's Sermon, Mary stayed at home, is based on John 11:1-45 and relates to Fifth Sunday in Lent. This Children's Sermon on John 11:1-45 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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