March 23rd, 2014 – Bottled Water March 3, 2014September 24, 2014 / John Stevens Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent Texts: Exodus 17:1–7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1–11 John 4:5–42 Video: Spread the Word:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Thanks for your comment. Using tap water or a refillable container could work for sure. Using a pitcher, and talking about the water, pouring a little into a glass, and then some into the Baptismal Font might also work as well.
Appreciate you stopping by, and using the site as a spring board, and getting to think about how one might use these sermons in their own setting.
Come to think of it, there are refillable water containers that one might get at the Dollar Tree as well (keeping with the theme of the site).
Good story. Have done this in sermons! But I’d like to suggest that you not use bottled water … use tap water (unless your water is truly unsuitable for drinking) and have it in a glass or a refillable container. I’m so aware of how much our landfill sites are overflowing with plastic bottles. Even San Francisco is outlawing bottled water! We’re called to be good stewards of God’s creation as well! Thanks for listening.
Love the new design for your website! I have been rooting around for a more simple introduction to the woman at the well- thanks!
Greta, thanks for the comments! WordPress’ 2014 theme is quite nice, and I have really enjoyed the clean look of it! Glad you like it.
Cool – found you through ‘textweek.com’. First time to visit. Innovative work you are doing, posting your video ideas like this. Can’t use the water bottle this week – already have other plans – but may borrow inspiration from your material in the future to use in the Toronto, Ontario area.
Blessings! Jeff Werner – United Church of Canada
Thanks so much for stopping by. Blessings on your ministry.
Hi, John – I’m so glad I found your website – I do the children’s sermon at the church I attend (I am an ELCA Lutheran but work (choir director, etc.) at a Methodist church in Mathews, Virginia. I just love your ideas – I looked and looked for the solar lamps last week – ended up at a Dollar Tree about an hour away from our house but couldn’t find them so I opted for a LED lantern which worked out great – I started asking the kids why Nicodemus would be visiting Jesus at night – one of the kids said that Jesus probably wasn’t real busy at night – I just loved it – I hadn’t thought of that. We went on to talk about Jesus being the light and that we too can be that same light at school, at home, etc. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your ideas – you are making a difference in the lives of children all the way over in Virginia! May God bless your ministry!!
Thank you so much! Love hearing how the idea is used as a spring board for local context. Fun! ~ John