April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26

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Second chance

Third Sunday in Lent

Object: a branch from a fruit tree

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Good morning! Today I have a branch from an apple tree (or other fruit tree). Do you see any apples on it? Not yet. It's not the time for apples. But these buds will turn into flowers and the flowers will turn into apples. I believe it.

But what if the apple tree just sits there and even when warmer weather comes, the flowers that bring the fruit don't come? Is it doing me any good? Not really. Apple trees are planted to produce apples. If the apple tree doesn't do anything for several years, then I might just cut down the apple tree and plant a new one in its place -- one that will bear apples.

Before I do that, though, I want to help this apple tree. I'll put fertilizer on it and I'll spray it with spray to keep some of the bugs from destroying the apple blossoms. I want to do everything...

This Children's Sermon, Second chance, is based on Luke 13:1-9 and relates to Third Sunday in Lent. This Children's Sermon on Luke 13:1-9 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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