"By the time the average Christian gets his temperature up to normal, everybody thinks he has a FEVER!" - Watchman Nee
The sight of any trouble strikes terror into the heart of those who do not have faith, but those who trust Him say, "Here comes my food!" - Watchman Nee
If your faith hasn't changed you, it hasn't SAVED you. - James MacDonald
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. - Brennan Manning
How could I not trust a heavenly, perfect Father who loves me infinitely more than I will ever love my kids? - Francis Chan
We read a newspaper or Web page for information, but we read the Word of God for transformation. - Greg Heisler
I will not pray clarity for you. Clarity is the crutch of the Christian. But I will pray trust for you, that your trust will increase. - Mother Theresa
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. - St. Augustine
I will lose heart if I consider the work mine. - Jill Briscoe
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller
The more obstacles you have, the more opportunities there are for God to do something. - Clarence W. Jones
I am ready to burn out for God. I am ready to endure any hardship, if by any means I might save some. The longing of my heart is to make known my glorious Redeemer to those who have never heard. - William Burns
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
Here am I. Send me. - Isaiah
I have a firm conviction that I am immortal til my work is done. - Lottie Moon
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her. - Maya Angelou
The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us. - A.W. Tozer
He must increase, but I must decrease. - John the Baptist
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing. - Edmund Burke
The best thermometer of your spiritual temperature is the intensity of your prayer. - Spurgeon
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him. - C.T. Studd
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May 9, 2013
Mother's Day is this Sunday!!!
I wanted the Sunday school lesson to reflect the day we honor mothers. I have developed my own lesson taking bits and pieces from some I found and then adding what I have researched in a Bible Study on mothers in the Bible.
We will be using Proverbs 31-28 " Her children arise up, and call her blessed."
Ephesions 6:1-4 Paraphrase "Honor you mother and father." What does honor mean? It means you think of them a lot and show it by obeying them, trusting them, loving them. We will be doing a coloring page and playing "mother may I", as well as a small craft.
A little Bible trivia: mother is in the Bible about 300 times. See if you can match up mothers to their offspring: Eve Solomon, Rebekah, Moses, Aaron, Hannah, Esau, Jacob Jochebed, Cain, Abel, Sarah, Joseph, Benjamin, Rachel, Samuel Bathsheba, Isaac, Mary, James, John, Eunice, John the Baptist, Ruth, Jesus, Elizabeth, Obed, Salome, Timothy. Have fun!
I will have the gifts for Moms prior to Sunday school, before service, or after.
February 3, 2013
This Sunday the Preschool's Sunday Classes will be studying Jesus choosing His helpers "Come follow me," Jesus said. Mathew chapter 4
We will be trying on some garb from the period, play follow the leader, make some fish, and catch fish on petzels. Catching fish on a Pretzel????
Ttake waffle pretzels- they are the nets, and gold fish. Make some blue frosting, scatter fish on. Try blue one if you have one. Pile of nets (pretzels) on one edge because the nets were kept on the shore. Give everyone a little frosting in a small cup and popsicle stick. Take a net add little dab of frosting, stick gold fish to net. You could make a boat out of hot dog bun like bread with mast and sail stick and paper put nets in boat.
Tell story from Bible with finger or hand movements. Go over them before story, then have everyone mimic you.
Jesus walked along the shore (two fingers walking up your arm), He watched (put your hand to your brow look around), the boats at sea ( touch the fingers of both hands together to form a triangle boat then rock it like it was at sea). He loved (put hands over heart) the busy fishermen. (pretend you are casting net or using fishing pole). He called (cup hands around mouth) "come follow me" (wave toward yourself with your hands).
Tell story twice so next time they get the hand gestures better. Sing this song to the tune of London Bridges.
JESUS SAYS COME FOLLOW ME FOLLOW ME FOLLOW ME, JESUS SAYS COME FOLLOW ME AND BE MY HELPER. JESUS SAID YOU ARE MY FRIEND ARE MY FRIEND ARE MY FRIENDS, JESUS SAID YOU ARE MY FRIENDS AND LOVE EACH OTHER.
January 27, 2013
We will be studying the Widow's Mite from Mark 12:41-44.
We will be sorting coins, doing coin rubbings, and making a coin card to go home to help us remember our Bible verse... People Give Money To Church. I also have a coloring sheet with the widow dropping her coins in offering box.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone Sunday! Mrs. Denise
BIBLE SKILLS BUZZ...
An excellent Bible craft kids can use to remember their favorite verse from the Bible.
BIBLE CRAFTS BUZZ...
Coming of the Holy Spirit Craft
Create a twirler craft to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit as wind. The finished craft, when suspended from the ceiling, will twist and twirl in the slightest breeze. Use a 6 inch diameter or larger craft foam circle to make each twirler. Make a 1-inch cut into the foam to begin the process of turning the solid foam circle into a twirler. Continue cutting around the interior of the foam circle, forming a long 1-inch strip, to create a spiral. Decorate the spiral with glittery stickers. Tie yarn to the top of the spiral and hang it from the ceiling as a reminder of the Holy Spirit's arrival from heaven in Acts 2.
Jonah's Big Fish - Preschool Craft
Nativity Background - Puppets
Mary & Joseph - Puppets
Baby Jesus & Camels - Puppets
Shepherd & Sheep - Puppets
One Wise Man & One Camel - Puppets
Two Wise Men - Puppets
Sheep and Palm Tree - Puppets
BIBLE ACTTIVITIES AND GAMES BUZZ...
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
Statue Bowling Game
The impetus for the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's triumph of faith is the king's command to worship his idol and their refusal to compromise their faith. Kids can demonstrate their own loyalty to God by making an idol bowling game. Glue pictures of idols to strips of cardboard and bend the bottom edge out so it will stand up. Set them up in a row or like bowling pins. The goal is to knock down as many idols as possible by throwing bean bags or rolling small balls at them. As the idols fall, the kids yell, "We serve only the Lord our God!"
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Activities
Make “No Fire” no bake cookies.
Combine 2 C. Rice Krispies, 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1/4
tsp. vanilla extract and 1 18 oz. jar of peanut butter. Blend until it forms a dough. Roll into
balls and enjoy!
Another food idea is to place a small marshmallow in a square graham cracker. Add chocolate
syrup and 4 cinnamon candies to represent the 4 people in the fire.
Make orange and red Jell-O Jigglers as the “fire” for snack. (The recipe is on the back of the package.) Spray whipped cream on the Jell-O to “put out the flames.” The kids will LOVE
Act out the story. Bring a fan and tape red, yellow or orange crepe streamers on it. Turn it on
to simulate “fire” when the men get in the furnace. Let the kids help the sound effect of a sizzling fire by hissing with their mouths or waving aluminum foil.
Bring Red Jelly Beans, Hot Tamales or other red snack to remind the kids of the “flames.”
David vs. Goliath Marbles
Kids use marbles to take down Goliath in this activity. Using masking tape, the instructor creates a large square on a smooth floor and marks a small "X" in the center of the square. The instructor uses a permanent marker to write "G" on a large marble/stone and places the marble/stone on the "X" in the center of the square. Kids sit at the edge of the square and take turns sliding marbles/stones toward the "G" marble; kids who knock "Goliath" off the "X" defeat the giant. As a variation, kids compete to see who takes the fewest number of tries to knock "Goliath" down.
Make a David and Goliath Beanbag Toss Game
Cut a sheet of butcher paper about nine feet long, or tape several smaller sheets together.
Draw a simple picture of Goliath that takes up the whole paper. You may want to enlarge a coloring page picture of Goliath using a photocopier, then cut it out and tape it to the paper.
Spread the Goliath game out on the floor. Tape the edges of the paper to the floor, or secure the corners with small weights.
Have the children line up in front of Goliath’s feet and give them the beanbags. Use five beanbags, to match the five stones David had.
Have the kids toss the “stone” beanbags at Goliath’s forehead and see how close they can get.
David and Goliath Puppets
Instruct each child to bring in a toilet paper tube and a paper towel tube, but have a stash of extras just in case. Set out markers, crayons, glue, glitter, crepe paper and other craft supplies. Instruct the children to draw a picture of Goliath on the paper towel tube and a picture of David on the toilet paper tube. For smaller children, pre-glue coloring book images of David and Goliath onto the tubes. For added fun, allow children to try to knock over each others' Goliaths with small "rocks" made of crumpled paper.
David and Goliath
How Big is the Giant?
To get an idea of how big Goliath was in comparison to David, use a
tape measure to measure out 9’ 9” in the center of the room. Mark
off the size using masking tape.
Have each child lay on the floor next to the measurements with
their feet at the line where you began your “Goliath” measurement.
Mark the child’s height using a piece of masking tape. Write the
child’s name on the piece of masking tape.
Have all of the children mark their height and then as a class
compare their height with Goliath’s height.
CAN YOU WALK IN GOLIATH'S FOOTPRINTS?
The preschool will not be studying the same material as the school age. They will be learning about prayer and thanking God. Nov 4 - Jesus taught about prayer. Mathew 4:23-25. I think I will be making binoculars or Godnoculars so we can look all around for things that God has provided for us. Hopefully we can go for walk outside as Jesus was outside for this passage. I am planning on having head scarves for all to wear and maybe robes for our walk. I would like them to be able to dress like they did during Jesus lifetime on earth.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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Are you ready?
Ready for What?
There is a time coming when life as you currently know it will be over. So what happens then? Does everything end? Is everything just over? Well, maybe... but what if it isn't? What if you're wrong? What if, when you die, you find yourself standing before an all righteous judge who's standard for acceptance is complete perfection? Not just pretty good but complete perfection! Then what? Will He accept you or reject you? Are you perfect, or just pretty good?
The Good News!
Well, there's good news! It's called the Gospel. And this good news says that, because of what Christ has done, we can be forgiven, be accepted by God and can live forever with Him.
Are You Willing?
But this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly accept it. God requires an individual response from you. The following verses from the Bible show God's part and yours in this process:
- Who is good?
- "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10)
- Who has sinned?
- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
- What are my options?
- "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
- But I'm a sinner, how?
- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
- What should I do?
- "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)
- Is this really for me?
- "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)
I think I get it, but what do I do?
1) Realize you are a sinner in need of a savior.
2) Repent; ask for forgiveness and turn from your sins.
3) Ask Jesus to come into your life and be your savior.
You might pray something like this:
"Father, I know I am a sinner in need of a savior, and I know if I die in my sin, I will be eternally separated from you in Hell. I know your Son Jesus was the only one capable of paying my sin debt, and I know He died for me on the cross and rose again three days later and is now sitting at your right hand! I ask you to please forgive me of my sins and I ask Jesus to come into my life and be my savior. I trust in Him completely for this and will now do what He says! In Jesus name, Amen."
OK, What now?
1) Now that you are a Christian, rejoice and tell someone.
2) Pray! Pray about everything, asking the Lord for His help and guidance.
3) If you don't have a Christian Bible, get one and read it every day. It contains God's words, and through it, the Holy Spirit will teach you how to live.
4) Find a local Bible believing and teaching church and get involved! Attend it regularly and serve where you can. This will help you grow as a Christian.
5) Find Christian friends to fellowship with! They will encourage you and you can encourage them. They will also help keep you on the right path.
Nothing can take the place of Prayer, Bible Study, Service and Fellowship. These are of primary importance. They are not rules to follow that will save you, Christ has already done that, if you have put your trust in Him. But they are key to living a life that will honor God! And maybe one day, you will hear Him say "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21) If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd love to hear from you, and to help in any way we can.