Advent 2

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Advent 2

  1. 1. Prepare the way of the Lord! Is your pathway straight?
  2. 2. Prepare the way of the Lord• Good Morning Children!• I like how you came straightway to the front of the church.• But did you know that not all pathways are straight.• Look at the puzzle to the right.• Can you figure this out?
  3. 3. Prepare the way of the Lord• Was the last puzzle we did very difficult?• Lets try this one to see how long it takes.• Is this one harder than the first one we did?
  4. 4. Prepare the way of the Lord• Finally we will try this one.• Do you think we have time to finish this one?• Why?• Do you notice that the puzzles are getting more and more difficult to do?
  5. 5. Prepare the way of the Lord• These puzzles are examples of how we can make our lives more and more complicated or difficult.• The more barriers we add the more difficult it becomes for us to overcome them.
  6. 6. Prepare the way of the Lord• This morning our Advent bible reading is about John the Baptist.• The bible says that he came to help people “Prepare the way” and “make straight paths” for the coming of Jesus.
  7. 7. Prepare the way of the Lord• He wasn’t talking about straightening out puzzles.• He wanted the people to know that they needed to prepare the way in their hearts.• He wanted the people to clear out selfishness, pride, and hatred so that their lives would be welcoming to Jesus.
  8. 8. Prepare the way of the Lord• We want to do that too.• As we look forward to Christmas we want our lives to be welcoming to Jesus.• We can ask God to help us with this in prayer.
  9. 9. Prepare the way of the Lord• Children’s Prayer: Dear God, please forgive us for the ways that we have cluttered up our lives with sin (Example: Just doing what we want to do and not showing love and kindness to others). Please forgive us and help us to live lives welcoming to your Son Jesus. In Jesus’ name – Amen!

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