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Mark 4:26-34


Prop needed: mustard seed or seeds in baggie.

Pastor: Good morning boys and girls! Welcome! Let’s say good morning to our friend Sammy and see if she is there. Ready? One, two, three: Good morning, Sammy!

Sammy: Good morning, everyone! Hey Pastor!

Pastor: Yes, Sammy?

Sammy: Do you have a garden?

Pastor: Yes I do. I have a few vegetables growing.

Sammy: Do you have mustard in your garden?

Pastor: I do not.

Sammy: Oh. Okay.

Pastor: What’s the matter, Sammy?

Sammy: Well, I was listening to you read the gospel for today, and I heard about the mustard seed. I heard you say that if you look really closely at the mustard seed, you can see heaven.

Pastor: Is that what I said?

Sammy: Yes!

Pastor: I don’t think so, Sammy. I don’t think the gospel says that, Sammy. I think you got confused.

Sammy: Hang on, Pastor. Boys and girls, do you remember what Pastor said this morning about the mustard seed?

[Allow time for responses]

Sammy: Okay Pastor, you may share with us what you said about the mustard seed.

Pastor: The gospel says that the kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed. If you plant a mustard seed, the plant grows and spreads quickly, and it becomes so strong, that even birds can nest in its branches. In fact, I would like to show you all what a mustard seed looks like.

[Show mustard seed to children]

Sammy: That’s really small!

Pastor: Yes it is, and Jesus says that even with this little bit of faith, we can do great things.

Sammy: I love that!

Pastor: Me too. Let’s pray. Can everyone please fold their hands and bow their heads? Dear Jesus, thank you for your kingdom. Thank you for faith. Thank you for giving us mustard seeds to remind us of your great love. Amen.

Sammy: Bye, everyone!

Pastor: Bye, Sammy!


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