July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23


Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30

Leah Thompson

Object: a fresh flower and a wilted flower

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But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner!" (v. 13)

Good morning, boys and girls! I brought two flowers with me today. (show flowers) What can you tell me about these flowers? (allow answers) This flower is happy and healthy. It looks like it has had plenty of sunlight, plant food, and was planted in good soil. This flower, on the other hand, looks kind of sad. Maybe it hasn't had enough water. Maybe it was knocked over and trampled on. This flower has seen some rough times. If you had to pick one of these flowers to display in your house or to give to someone special, which would you choose? (allow answers) I'd sure choose this healthy, beautiful flower! If I gave someone this ugly flower, they might just throw it on the floor. Flowers are supposed to be...

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