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Getting Ready

from the book
Cows In Church
80 Biblically Based Children's Sermons

B. Kathleen Fannin

Luke 3:4-5

Object: A broom.


Having invited the children to come to the front of the sanctuary, I turn to the steps leading into the chancel area and begin to sweep, using the broom I have brought for this purpose. As the children arrive, I move to one side so they can take their places on the steps.

"What was I doing as you walked up here?" I begin.

"Sweeping," they answer.

"Why was I doing that?" I continue.

"To get the floors clean," comes their response.

"That's right," I affirm.
"I was sweeping away some of the straw that has fallen out of the manger, so you wouldn't have to sit on it. I was preparing the steps for your coming."

Then, changing my line of thought in order to keep their attention, I ask, "Have any of you ever cleaned a carpet?" I am surprised at the number of hands which go up, indicating which children have done so.

"Wow! What a bunch of helpers you ...

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