Our preacher called in sick this week.
We had a substitute preacher and he's great. But he didn't know
that in addition to our regular weekly sermon, our preacher also
prepares and presents a special sermon for the children.
I realized this at the last hour
Saturday night so I quickly went to the Internet and found a
children's sermon for the substitute preacher or anyone to do. I
thought if worse came to worse, I would do it myself.
We believe that Jesus Christ came to
earth, lived, died and was resurrected to cleanse us from our sins so
that when we die, we can join Him in Heaven. All we have to do is
believe that He is the Son of God and ask for forgiveness.
The sermon I found was a really good
illustration of this belief. During the sermon, I was to tell the
children what "sin" means and give them some examples of how we
all sin everyday. Then I was supposed to write in black marker all
those "sins" on a hard-boiled egg.
Next I was supposed to tell the kids
that when we believe in Jesus and we ask him to forgive us, he takes
all our sins away and "washes us white as snow." I was supposed
to crack the hard-boiled egg and peel back the shell, revealing a
soft, new, white egg.
Well, everything was going great until
it was time to crack the egg. The darn thing wouldn't crack. So I
squeezed it. That egg popped like a balloon with raw egg inside. Egg
Um, somehow I got to church with a raw
egg instead of a hard-boiled one. I tried to salvage the lesson but
I'm not sure the children really understood what happened versus
what was supposed to happen. It really was funny though.
Up until the very end, I had been
pretty proud of this egg sermon. I was sure I would be the talk of
the church afterwards. Well, I guess I was.
There were two lessons to take away
from my children's sermon. Number one, stay humble. Number two,
don't sin 'cause Jesus will pop you like a raw egg…
Melissa Kinton is a stay-at-home mom.
She is currently rearing one son, one daughter, two cats, two horses,
three dogs, and one husband. She may be reached at