Preparing to Lead
(Presidents' Day)
I have something to show you today. It’s something you see all the time. (Pass out quarters to
all the children.) You know what that is, right? A quarter.

Let's take a look at that quarter. Do you see the picture of a man on it? Do you know who that
is? It’s George Washington. And who was George Washington? The first president of the
United States.

In fact, George Washington was one of our greatest presidents. That's why they put his picture
on all our quarters – and on all our dollar bills, too. And today I'd like to talk about one of the
reasons why George Washington was such a great president.

Now, usually when I give a Children’s Message I read you a scripture from the bible. But
because tomorrow is President’s day I’m going to read you a quote from George Washington
instead. Here’s what he said one time; “It is impossible to govern without God and the Bible”.

You see, one reason George Washington was such a great president is because he led the
country according to principles found in the Bible. And, of course, you know that anyone born
in America can grow up to be president of the United States. In fact, it might be one of you! And
if you do grow up to be president of the United States, I hope you'll lead the country according
to principles found in the Bible, just like George Washington did.

By the way, while you’re waiting to become president, you can prepare yourself by leading your
life according to the principles in the Bible. Then when you’re president, you'll be ready.
That’s something we can pray about: Heavenly father, we thank you that we live in a country in
which we so much freedom – especially the freedom to come together and worship. Please
help us to live our lives according to the principles You've given us in Your holy scriptures, the
bible. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Leading by Biblical principles
George Washington quote
A quarter for each child
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