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Our Laser Beam Lives
Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6

Anna Shirey

Matthew 5:21-37

Object: some sort of silly-looking glasses, like 3-D (optional)


First Thoughts: In this passage Jesus creates a new standard, a new ethic, for us to live by. It's not enough for us simply to do no physical harm in the world; we must also do no verbal or spiritual harm either. This means that not only must we refrain from doing physical violence; we must refrain from even thinking harmful thoughts or speaking harmful words. This is because the energy we put into our harmful thoughts changes our own lives and the lives of others. We are weighed down, crippled, and actually harmed by thoughts of fear and anger. Our suffering creates a spiritual field around us and contributes to the suffering of everyone we meet -- particularly those to whom our anxiety is directed. We are called to be diligent in our self-reflection, to really ...

This Children's Sermon, Our Laser Beam Lives, is based on Matthew 5:21-37 and relates to Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 5:21-37 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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