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Take up your cross
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22

Leah Thompson

Matthew 16:21-28

Object: a cross


For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. (v. 25)

Good morning, boys and girls! How are you this morning? (allow answers) Today we are going to talk about sacrifice. Who can tell me what "sacrifice" means? (allow answers) A sacrifice is something that is important to us that we give up or give away. A sacrifice could be an object -- a toy or a piece of clothing. A sacrifice could be an action -- going to the park, eating candy.

But not just anything can be a sacrifice. It's only a real sacrifice if we give up something we like. What are some things that you could give up that would not be a sacrifice -- things that you don't like? (allow answers) What are some things that would be a sacrifice -- things that you would be sad if you gave up? (allow answers)

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