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The Two Sons

from the book
Story Time At The Altar
86 Messages For Children

Elaine M. Ward

Matthew 21:23-32


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Jesus said, "A father had two sons, two boys (Young children sometimes confuse their "suns"). Early one morning the father asked the first son to help him, and the son said, "No, sorry, Dad!"

The father asked the second son to help him. The second son said, "Yeah! Sure!"

Now the sun in the sky began to move across the day, and the son who had said, "No," changed his mind and went to help his father. The second son, who had said, "Yes," found something else to do and forgot his promise to his father.

Jesus asked the people who were listening, "Which of the two did the will of his father?"

Later, another rabbi (storyteller) asked those who were listening, "What would you do if you were walking along and found a purse full of money lying on the street?" The first said, "I would return it to its owner." The rabbi thought, "Perhaps he answers too quickly. Does he mean ...

This Children's Sermon titled 'The Two Sons' is based on Matthew 21:23-32. This Children's Sermon is excerpted from the book ''. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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