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Toby's Box
Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost

Janice B. Scott

Matthew 28:16-20


Toby was playing with his favourite toy. His family's new television had come packed in a large cardboard box, and now the box was empty Toby loved playing with it. Today it was a bus. Since his family had a car, Toby had only once travelled on a bus. It had been the highlight of his life. Now his big cardboard box was a bus, and Toby was the proud driver. Sometimes he would allow it his baby sister Samantha to sit in his bus as a passenger. But if she started to cry he got fed up and turned her out.

Toby's dad offered to paint the box red, just like a real London bus. But Toby didn't care about the colour. He knew it was a bus and that was all that mattered. Toby played with his bus for several weeks. Then one day his mother found him underneath the box. "Why, Toby," she said, "I hope your ...

This sermon, Toby's Box, is based on Matthew 28:16-20 and relates to Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 28:16-20 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, 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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