************ Children's Sermon on Q & A 86-87 ************


By: Rev. Adrian Dieleman


This sermon was preached on October 7, 2001



based on Q & A 86-87

Needed:
-plastic flowers & real flowers
-plastic fruit & real fruit

I ARTIFICIAL VS REAL
POINT TO FLOWERS. Can you tell me which ones are real and which ones are fake. From a long ways away they look the same. But the real ones are alive and have a fragrance.

POINT TO FRUIT. Can you tell me which ones are real and which ones are fake. Would you want to eat the plastic ones? Of course not.

II ARTIFICIAL VS REAL FAITH
There is a difference between real and artificial flowers, between real and artificial fruit. Likewise there is a difference between real and artificial or fake faith.
This morning we learn that those with real faith produce real fruit (HOLD UP REAL FRUIT).

Jesus says:
(Mt 7:16-17) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (17) Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
Jesus is talking about people, NOT grapes and figs. He says that real Christians produce fruit.

III REAL FRUIT
So what kind of fruit does real faith produce:
-obedience
-love
-patience
-thankfulness
-kind
-peace
-helping others

IV PRAY WITH CHILDREN
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