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1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Enrich Your Life

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1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Enrich Your Life

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: Classic children’s books. Write the word “enrich” in large letters on a piece of poster board.

Do you like to read? What fun and what a joy books are! Let’s think about the things that might happen when you read.

You go on adventures.

You visit new places.

You learn about people who live in different countries and have different customs and habits from your own.

You find new friends and discover imaginary creatures like dragons, fairies, and strange animals.

You sail the seas or become an astronaut and travel in space.

(If time permits ask the children to add to this list or name their favorite book.)

Reading enriches your life with new words and ideas. Pay close attention to this word: enrich. (Display poster so children can see the word “enrich”) To enrich something means to make it richer ––to make it better.

The Apostle Paul speaks about this word in the Bible. He gives thanks to God for Christians living in Corinth because “in everything” they were enriched by Jesus “in all speech and all knowledge” (1:5).

We learn that Christ Jesus enriches lives. He makes our lives better. As Christians we learn new ways of living that help us every day.

Books enrich us, make us better, teach us new things, and give us pleasure. The same thing can be said of our faith in Christ Jesus.

Accepting God’s love enriches your life in every way.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2010, Richard Niell Donovan