Children’s Sermon

James 3:13 – 4:3

Show Your Good Life

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James 3:13 – 4:3
Show Your Good Life

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: A bottle of bubble making solution with the accompanying implement which allows you to create bubbles. Demonstrate.

Photos of bubbles

Who doesn’t like blowing bubbles! It is so much fun and how beautiful the bubbles are; perfectly round and shiny. Have you noticed the lovely colors that shimmer on the surface of the bubble?

Kids enjoy playing with bubbles and have done so for hundreds of years. Sometimes bubbles are blown through a pipe, but mostly they are formed by dipping a plastic ring, which is attached to the end of a long handle, into a bottle of soapy liquid. A film of soap forms across the ring and when you blow gently a bubble is created.

At times you are able to make large bubbles and at other times a bunch of tiny bubbles are created. I heard about a man who is able to blow a bubble big enough to encircle an elephant!

You must be very gentle when you play with bubbles. To form a bubble without causing it to pop you need to blow with just the right amount of force. If you blow too hard the bubble will break.

The Bible teaches us that being gentle is a good thing. Listen to this Bible verse: “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom” (3:13).

Are you a gentle person? Do you try to be calm; kind and helpful to others? The Bible teaches us that we can learn to be a gentle person as we study and find out more about God.

What is the opposite of gentle? Yes, fighting, yelling, hitting, kicking… I think a person who lives in that way must be quite unhappy.

Show by your good and happy life that you know how to be gentle.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan