When I was a child, one of my favorite Disney movies was The Sword in the Stone. I loved the climactic scene where there is a tournament going on to determine who will be the next king. Strong, imposing knights joust and fight, hoping to use their strength to gain the throne. Meanwhile, in an old churchyard in another part of London, the true king, King Arthur, is revealed when a scrawny boy pulls a miraculous, yet forgotten sword from an anvil. This was not the way the people expected the next king to be revealed; yet it was undeniable who the true king was meant to be.
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.