Hi everybody! As you can see, Iím chewing bubblegum today, and thatís
because I want to show you something in a minute. We spend a lot of time
talking about how Jesus wants us to act, about doing good works, donít
we? Now who is it that gives us the ability to do those good works? Thatís right, Jesus does, by the power of His Holy Spirit.
Do you remember when we learned about the Gifts of the Spirit
in Kingdom Kids? And we learned that when we ask Jesus to be our forever friend, He gives
us the power of His Holy Spirit, living in us, and that helps us to live
the way He wants us to Ė to do good things. Now does this mean that we
will always behave perfectly, and never make mistakes? Of course not -
we all make mistakes. And what did Jesus tell us to do when we do something wrong? Thatís right, He wants us to ask Him to forgive us and
help us to do better.
Now, Iím going to try to blow a bubble for you, but before I do, can you
tell me what it is that makes the bubble? Thatís right, my hot air does.
And what happens if I blow too much air into the bubble? Yes, It pops! Well, here goes. (Slowly blow bubble until it pops. A good brand, like
Bubble Yum, will not stick to your face, and you can peel it off.) You
know, we can be sort of like that bubble Ė we can get all puffed up with
pride in ourselves and brag about the good things we do, instead of giving Jesus credit for all He helps us to do. And when we do get all
puffed up with pride, our good works lose their value before God, and disappear, just like the bubble did, when it popped.