Mar 13 2011
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I've posted both the full lesson and the object lesson part here in case Seminary Mom's (rather long) lesson doesn't fit with the message you're trying to get across in your lesson:
The Object Lesson
I brought out a muffin tray with muffin liners, but no actual muffins inside the liners. I explained I'd planned on baking muffins for them during class, but had forgotten the necessary eggs for the batter. Oh, well. Sorry.
Was my excuse good enough? Did the result fill their tummies? Obviously not.
I suggested that living a life full of justifications will leave us just as empty as the empty muffin tin is - when we stand before the Lord with all of our excuses, rationalizations, and justifications.