August 30, 2015
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
James 1:17-27

The teacher's apple

Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost




Object: an apple

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Good morning! I brought an apple with me to remind us that Jesus is a teacher. Students often bring apples to their teachers. If Jesus is my teacher, I want to present this apple to him.

Today I want this apple to teach us something about God. (Carefully cut through the apple across the middle -- not from stem to stem.) Wow! Look inside this apple! What do you see? (Let them respond. They will probably see the five-pointed star shape around the seeds first.) Does the star remind you of anything? (Let them answer.) It reminds me of Jesus who was born in Bethlehem and a star shone over the place of his cradle. So in the apple I see something that reminds me of Jesus.

I also see that the shape of the apple is round -- like a circle. Does a circle have a beginning? (Let them answer.) No, a circle has no beginning or ending. God is like that. God has no beginning and no ending. God...

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