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

Denying yourself

Second Sunday in Lent




Object: some signs reading, "No TV until homework is done," "Take the dog for a walk then feed him/her," "Brush your teeth," "Remember the 'magic word' when asking for something," "Practice your instrument right after dinner," and similar signs

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Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you deny yourself? (let them answer) Tell me about some of the things you do to deny yourself? (let them answer) I brought along some signs this morning that we could hang around your house that would be good examples of denying yourself. (read the signs)

If you did all of these things, you would do a lot of denying, right? (let them answer) When you deny yourself, you put someone else first. When you do your homework, you make your parents and your teacher happy. When you take your dog for a walk and feed him/her, your dog is happy. When you brush your teeth, your parents and the dentist are happy. If you say, "Please," when you ask for something, everyone is happy. If you practice the piano or trumpet, your music teacher is happy.

Jesus taught us that people have to deny themselves to follow him. This...

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