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The Great Commandment

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

Elaine M. Ward

Matthew 22:34-46


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In our Bible story for today someone asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest. He said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' "

That love comes from God. Jesus called God the "good shepherd."

There was a good shepherd with a flock full of sheep

Who took them to pasture where they could eat.

He watched them through day and he watched them through sleep.

But one was mischievous and wandered away,

So he gathered the others and told them to stay.

And all through the nighttime he searched and he searched.

Then he prayed, "Dear God of the lonely, the least and the lost,

Help me remember and not count the cost,

To love and look after the sheep that has strayed."

And all through the night the good ...

This Children's Sermon titled 'The Great Commandment' is based on Matthew 22:34-46. 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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