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Clean Hands, Clean Hearts Our Savior Hawaii Online Sunday School

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Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! We hear "Wash your hands!" spoken a lot. It's important to keep our hands clean to stop the spread of sickness. There's something more important than clean hands though. It's having a clean heart. Sin causes there to be a stain on our hearts, and we need forgiveness. We pray, "Create in me a clean heart." and Jesus promises to save.

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Scripture

Psalm 51:10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Mark 7:1-7 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him. They observed that some of his disciples were eating bread with unclean—that is, unwashed—hands. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, keeping the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they have washed. And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, pitchers, kettles, and dining couches.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders, instead of eating bread with ceremonially unclean hands?” He answered them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines human commands.

James 4:8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.

Talk
Think about what you need forgiveness for today. What did Jesus do to make our hearts clean forever and ever? How can washing your hands remind you of God's forgiveness?
Engage
Wash your hands, remember your baptism, and celebrate that you are a forgiven child of God.
Pray + Bless

Pray: Jesus, Create in me a clean heart. I am sorry for my sins. Thank you for your love and promise to forgive. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "You are forgiven and loved child of God."

Portions of the lesson are from SparkHouse Publishing curriculum and Sermons4kids.com.

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Created with images by suju-foto - "water tap soap hand washing" • drfuenteshernandez - "hands water wash"