Not of this world!• Good morning children.• I want to read to you something that Jesus said.• Jesus said that as Christians we are “not of this world.”• Heaven is our true home.
Not of this world!• Jesus said that we are “not of this world” in the same way that he is “not of this world.”• Isn’t that interesting?• As Christians and followers of Jesus our true home is heaven and this world is just a place we are visiting.
Not of this world! • Imagine someone brought a little duck to church. • How do you think this little duck will feel? • What do you think would happen if you let him loose in the church?
Not of this world!• It would be difficult because this church is not the duck’s real home.• I’m sure he would sit here dreaming about his true family and friends at home in the duck pond.
Not of this world!• Jesus said that as Christians and followers of Jesus our true home is heaven and that we are only visitors in this world.• Because heaven is our true home we might sometimes feel like this little duck here this morning.
Not of this world!• Sometimes other people will make fun of us because we follow Jesus.• Sometimes others just won’t understand what being a Christian is all about.• Sometimes we will feel like this world is not our home.• But that’s ok.• Our real home is with God in heaven.• Even here on earth we are members of the Kingdom of God.
Not of this world!• One day we will be with God in heaven but in the meantime there is so much for us to do here.• Jesus sends us into this strange world to show his love, his power and his life to the many people who are lost and don’t know him.
Children’s Prayer• Dear God.• Thank you that we have a wonderful home with you in heaven.• While we are here on earth help us to share the love of Jesus in word and example.
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