Back To School• I hope you are all pretty excited about going back to school.• One of the best things about going back to school is having new school supplies.• Look at the wonderful new school items I have here on the screen.
Back To School• I’ve got some pens. I’ve got a ruler for measuring and making straight lines.• I have some nice new crayons for drawing.• Do you know what this item is for?
Back To School• Did you notice anything that is on these items? Yes, you’re right.• Michelle put her name on her pencils.• That way if she shares it with someone else they can know it belongs to Michelle and she can get it back when they are finished with it.
Back To School• It’s important for us to know what items belong to us and what items don’t belong to us.• That’s petty important but here is something that is also important.• When we head off to school it’s important for us to know that WE belong to God.
Back To SchoolI Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Back To School• In much the same way that we mark things that belong to us, God has marked us (his children) with the Holy Spirit.• Now we can’t see the Holy Spirit but the bible makes it clear that God has placed his mark of ownership on us.
Back To School• If we are followers of Jesus we belong to God and are a part of his family.• So children, I hope you remember to put your name on all the new school supplies that belong to you.• I hope you will also remember that you belong to Jesus Christ and God has marked you with his Holy Spirit.
Back To School• Pray: Lord God, thank you for the many things (especially our new school supplies) that belong to us.• Thank you too for the fact that we belong to you and you have marked us with your Holy Spirit.• Thank you that you will watch over us and help us live for you during this new school year – In Jesus’ name, Amen.Copyright 2009 Andrew Hewlett Sundaychildrensfocus.com