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Bible Story Reference: Matthew 21:28-32
Matthew 5:37 (NIV)
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
I am going to tell a story about a father who had two sons named Fahari and Baraka. One day dad walked into Fahari’s room to find him building a model car. “Fahari, it rained last night and there are leaves scattered all over the compound. Would you please sweep the leaves and put them in the dust bin?” dad asked.
“Dad, I don’t have time to sweep the leaves. I am working on this model car and I really want to finish it today,” Fahari answered.
The father turned and left the room and went to look for Baraka. He found Baraka watching TV. “Baraka, there are a lot of leaves in the compound. Would you please sweep the leaves and put them in dust bin?” dad asked.
“Sure, I’d be glad to,” Baraka answered.
“Great!” said dad. “I’ll leave the broom and the dust bin in the compound”
Father, sometimes we say, “Yes,” but our actions say, “No.” Help us to be faithful to do what you have called us to do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Parable of the two sons
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