|Object:||A large purse containing a small Bible, a pack of tissues, chewing gum, comb, mirror, and other items which you may wish to use in the lesson.|
|Scripture:||Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NIV)|
Have you hugged your mother today? Well, if you haven't already, make sure you do it before the day is over because this is a very special day. It is Mother's Day! I'm sure all of you already knew that.
Did you also know that the Bible has a lot to say about our mothers? Not all mothers love God, but those who do, the ones who try to tgeach their children about God have a very special place in his heart. In fact, God made a promise to the children who love and honor their mother and father. The Bible says, "Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12 NLT)
Does your mother carry a purse? Most mothers carry a great big purse like the one I have with me today. Let’s pretend that this is your mother’s purse. You might be surprised at what we might find inside. Let’s take a look. (Pull out each item and talk about how it relates to what a Christian mother might teach a child.)
A Coin purse: A mother must always be prepared for a financial emergency.
A small flashlight: It is not unusual for the electricity to go off and leave you in the dark.
Tissues: These are always handy for a runny nose, or to wipe away a tear.
Chewing gum: A mother should always have something sweet to encourage others when they are down in the dumps.
A mirror: It is good to check to make sure we are looking our best.
Comb or brush: So that we are always looking our best!
Bible: A mother should always keep a Bible in her purse. It will serve as a reliable guide when helping her children to stay on the right path.
Dear Father, we thank you for Godly mothers. We are thankful that they are always prepared to help their children and to lead them in the right path. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Based on "Purse Object Lesson for Mother's Day" by Mimi Bullock — ministry-to-children.com
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