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Learning like Jesus learned

Children's sermon
Good morning! Some of you are in school, aren't you? Who here goes to school? (Let them answer.) Do you have books in school? (Let them answer.) Why do you have books? (Let them answer.) Books help us learn and grow. By studying and learning we discover how to read and do math skills such as addition and subtraction. The purpose of school is to help us learn and grow in knowledge.

This past week we celebrated Jesus' birth. He was born, and then the Bible doesn't tell us much about Jesus. We don't know what he was like at the age of five or seven or ten. The Bible story skips ahead to when Jesus was twelve. Can any of you tell me what happened when Jesus was twelve years old? (Let them answer.) He went with his parents to the capital city of Jerusalem. When it was time to go home, his parents thought he was with other people. But they found out that he was really still in Jerusalem. And what was he doing in Jerusalem? (Let them answer.) He was learning! He wanted to learn everything he could about God and about the Bible. So Jesus was in the Temple listening and learning and asking questions.

That reminds me of our Sunday school program. In our Sunday church school, we want everyone to learn about Jesus and the Bible and God -- just like Jesus. The schools we attend to learn about math and reading are important, but our Sunday school is perhaps even more important than regular school because we learn about God.

Dear Lord God: Teach us and help us to learn like Jesus learned.

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