Children’s Sermon: Not Included.

Bring the light bug that needs batteries..
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I’m so happy you’re here today!

So I brought something with me today. What does it look like? A bug. And it has things in the back. What do those look like? Stars. Right., stars. So this is a bug with stars in the back. And look! There are some buttons. Before we touch the buttons to see if they work, do you have a guess what this toy does? Accept guesses. Let’s hit the buttons and see what happens.

Nothing happens.

Nothing happen! Huh. I wonder why. Maybe something is missing. What does it need? Accept answers. Oh wait! This part on the bottom says it needs …what? Batteries! So let’s open it up and seee….no batteries! That’s why it doesn’t work. It needs batteries to do what it’s supposed to do.

In the story about Jesus today, Jesus is going to use a fancy word to describe himself. He’s going to call himself a cornerstone. A cornerstone is a. If stone used for a building. It’s part of its foundation. It’s there so you can build the rest of the building on top of it. Without the cornerstone, without this foundation, the building struggles to stand tall. It might fall over. And even if it doesn’t, it still going to be weak. The cornerstone is necessary to make everything work the way it’s supposed to.

Jesus is our cornerstone. Jesus, his life, his death, his resurrection, and his promise to be with us, right now, is the cornerstone to our life. It’s how we know God’s ideas do how we love and care for each other, how we treat each other, and how we stay close to God even when it’s hard to do that. When we have Jesus, and we keep focused on Jesus, we have what our faith needs to grow and be strong. Jesus is, in many ways, our batteries for life. Put batteries in. Turn on. See it shine. And because Jesus is near you, that let’s you shine and love and help and be the people God wants you to be.

Thank you for being up here and I hope you have a blessed week!

Each week, I share a reflection for all children of God. The written manuscript serves as a springboard for what I do. This is from Christ Lutheran Church’s Worship on the 18th Sunday After Pentecost, 10/08/2017.