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Children's Sermon: Bearing Others' Burdens

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Sermon shared by Jerry Cosper

September 2012
Summary: A simple message about putting our own things aside in order to help others.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Seeker kids
Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Object: A bunch of inflated balloons.

Today I am going to let _________ help me stress something that God teaches us in the Bible. Have the child come and start handing them balloons to hold until they can’t hold any more without dropping them.

Once their hands are full, say, “I am going to read the passage in the Bible that teaches us a lesson about this. Hand Bible to child holding balloons and ask them to look up Eph. 4:2. Don’t let them drop balloons.

Ask, “What are you going to have to do in order to help me look up the Bible verse?” Have another child help hold balloons.

And here’s our simple lesson for today: When someone else needs our help, sometimes we need to drop what we’re doing or put aside until later something we’re doing so that we can help them. Let children put balloons down.

The Bible says in Eph. 4:2 READ. The Bible uses the word “humble” in that verse. When someone is humble it means they care about other people and want to help them. The verse also tells us to be patient with others as a way of showing love.

It doesn’t say to care only about people we like or to care only about people who like us. When we say we love God, it means we want to show His love to all kinds of people. We can show our love by going out of our way to help others.

So as you go from here this morning, remember to humble yourself and look for ways you can help someone else. God bless you for being here this morning.
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