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Good ears
Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Object: corn on the cob from the grocery store (or dried cobs; even canned miniature corn cobs would work)


(Hand out the ears of corn to each child as he or she arrives.) Jesus said, "Let anyone with ears listen!" You each have an ear of corn, so I want you to listen ... Wait a minute. Do you think that is what Jesus had in mind? (Let them answer.) I don't think so! What do you suppose Jesus did have in mind? (Let them answer.) I think you are right. I think that Jesus meant that anyone with the kinds of ears that we hear with should listen to what he says.

Listening is hard work and many people do not listen well. Many of us hear sounds, but we don't really listen to what others are saying. I guess people who lived when Jesus walked the earth also had a problem with listening.

How did Jesus get people to listen to him? (Let them answer.) He had children's sermons like this! One day ...

This Children's Sermon, Good ears, is based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 and relates to Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at 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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