|Theme:||Whoever has Jesus, has life. (7th Sunday of Easter)|
|Object:||A glass of milk and a "Got milk?"® poster (see note below sermon)|
|Scripture:||He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12 (NIV)|
I like milk, don't you? (Drink some of the milk, making sure to get some on your upper lip.) Ahhh... that was good. Oops, I guess I had better wipe off my mustache. Perhaps some of you have seen those advertisements with famous people wearing a milk mustache and asking the question, "Got milk?" (hold up poster) Why are they doing that? Well, they are trying to get people to drink more milk. Why should they care if people drink milk?
The reason they are trying to get people to drink milk is that milk helps to build strong, healthy bodies. Milk is a good source for calcium which helps to build strong bones and teeth. The protein in milk helps to build strong muscles and healthy hair. Other vitamins in milk help to maintain the skin and helps you to stay looking young. Drinking milk is one of the easiest ways to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to grow and to be strong and healthy. So, you see, "Got milk?" is a very important question.
I know a question that is even more important than, "Got milk?" In fact, it is the most important question you could ask anyone. Can you guess what that question might be? That question is, "Got Jesus?" What does that mean and why is it such an important question?
The Bible tells us that God has given us eternal life through Jesus Christ, His Son. The Bible says, "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." Don't you think that the most important thing you could ask someone is whether or not they have life? After all, if you don't have life, you have nothing.
So, I have an important question to ask, "Got Jesus?" If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that he came to die on the cross to pay the price for your sins, you've got Jesus. And, if you've got Jesus -- you've got life!
Dear Father, thank you for giving us eternal life through Jesus your Son. Amen.
Note: Even though the "Got milk?"® campaign may not be known outside the U.S., the sermon can be adapted to fit any situation. I have provided links to pictures of several celebrities featured in this ad campaign if you wish to use them with this sermon.
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