May 24, 2015
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Romans 8:22-27

Jesus, the forgiving teacher

Christ The King (Proper 29)




Object: a picture of Jesus on the cross

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We've spent the last few weeks talking about Jesus the teacher. We've learned that he was a great teacher. He was patient. He was honest. Today we're going to see that he was a forgiving teacher.

Today's reading is about the day Jesus was crucified. So many bad things happened to him when he was crucified. People whipped him and beat him. They hung him on the cross by hammering nails through his hands and feet. The soldiers took Jesus' clothes and left him on the cross naked and thirsty. A lot of very mean things were done to Jesus, all because some people didn't like the things he taught.

While Jesus was hanging on the cross he prayed to his Father. He could have asked God to hurt the people who had hurt him. He could have asked God to take him off the cross and heal him. Instead, he prayed that God would forgive the people who had hurt him....

This Children's Sermon, Jesus, the forgiving teacher, is based on Luke 23:33-43 and relates to Christ The King (Proper 29). This Children's Sermon on Luke 23:33-43 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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