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Seeing into the Heart
Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

Anna Shirey

John 1:43-51

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First Thoughts: Here we are looking at Jesus' first "recruiting" mission, as depicted in John. The gospel writer portrays him as having supernatural knowledge of the disciples-to-be and calling the disciples based on what he alone can see. What do we think God sees when God looks into our heart? I think too often we expect God is disappointed or at best sees us as fixer-uppers. But that's more likely how we see ourselves and not how God really sees us. Scripture tells us over again that we are God's beloved, the apple of God's eye. I invite you to spend a few moments reflecting on that, letting it sink in. Then turn and apply that meditation to the children you will teach!

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Teaching As A Team:
Leader 1: (Leader 2 smiling, staring at Leader 1; Leader 1 laughs nervously) Hey, (name), what's up?

Leader 2: Oh, nothing. Why do you ask?

Leader 1: You're kinda staring at me. Is ...

This Children's Sermon, Seeing into the Heart, is based on John 1:43-51 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2. This Children's Sermon on John 1:43-51 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite.com. 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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