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

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Bearing fruit

Second Sunday of Advent

Leah Thompson

Object: a piece of ripe fruit

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Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (v. 10)

Good morning, boys and girls! How are you this morning? (allow answers) How many of you know what an orchard is? (allow answers) An orchard is like a garden of trees. Lots of times, people will have fruit orchards, so that they can grow apples, peaches, or pears. How many of you have ever been to a fruit orchard? (allow answers) Did you help pick fruit at the orchard? (allow answers) If you've ever picked fruit in an orchard, you know that some trees have a whole bunch of fruit hanging from their branches, and some trees only have a couple pieces of small, rotten fruit hanging from their branches. Which kind of tree would you prefer to have? The tree with lots of ripe fruit, or the tree with...

This Children's Sermon, Bearing fruit, is based on Matthew 3:1-12 and relates to Second Sunday of Advent. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12 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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