ready to go back to school?
I see and
hear Back to School commercials all over the place, it must be
fun to go to the store and buy supplies for school?
to get new things for school, pencils, paper, erasers, clothes,
shoes, and other items.
Paul reminds us of some other school supplies that you can’t buy
in the store but are as or more important than the other supplies
He says in
his letter to the Ephesians to “Tell your neighbor the truth.”
It makes sense not to lie to other kids in school.
reminds us not to take things from others, it belongs to them and
to take it is stealing. Maybe you could borrow the item or share
items with one another.
says to ‘Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come
out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word is a gift.”
Each word is a gift, and gifts are things we do in kindness.
us also to “Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God
in Christ forgave you.
truth, don’t take things that don’t belong to you, speak
kindly to each other and forgive one another.
ready to go back to school!
I Love Thy Law, O Lord” — Albert Piersma
Lord, Thank you for summer and the fun it brings. Help us to bring
your supplies of love and kindness to school this year and always.
Bode, Director of Children’s Ministries
St. John’s United Church of Christ
Grand Rapids, MI
Bill also host the website www.childrenssermons.net