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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    I love the bible story of Paul and Silas. It isn't your typical bible story you'd tell in your Sunday school class. But, if it is important enough to be in the bible, it is important enough to tell your kids.

    Are you wondering what is so different about this Sunday school lesson that you may be a bit apprehensive about sharing it with your kids?

    This story tells of a young slave girl who can tell the fortunes of others because she is possessed by an evil spirit.

    Now, before you shy away from this story, you can reassure your kids right off the bat that when they accept Jesus to be their Lord and Savior, they will never have to worry about such a thing happening to them. Of course, I've discovered over the years, that smaller children just take the story as is and don't question this part of it.

    The bible isn't sugar-coated and we shouldn't sugar coat it either!

    1 John 4:4 KJV
    Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
     
     
     

    Paul and Silas Sunday School Lesson


    Before beginning this lesson, look up this bible story in your bible. You'll find it in Acts 16:16-40. Of course, the whole chapter is great, so read it all if you'd like!

    It is always best to prepare yourself before attempting to teach a lesson. I have often found that when I get in a hurry and don't study enough, one child will ask me a question I am unsure of how to answer.

    After you've read the verses, let's begin.

    Here is the bible story of Paul and Silas:

    One day Paul and Silas were on their way to prayer, when a girl who was possessed with an evil spirit met them. Because she was possessed, she could tell the future.

    Now, this wasn't an ordinary girl. She was a servant and because she could tell the future, she made a lot of money for her masters. The bible tells us in the book of Acts chapter 16 verse 17, the girl followed Paul and Silas as they went.

    As she followed, the girl shouted, "These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

    Of course this was true. Paul and Silas were servants of God and they could show the people how to be saved, but day after day the girl followed them saying, "These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation." which made it difficult for Paul and Silas to show anyone anything.

    You may want to repeat what the girl said several times to emphasized that what the girl said became a bit annoying and made Paul and Silas' job hard. What was their job? To show people the way of salvation of course!

    Here is a good time to ask the kids if they know what salvation means.

    Don't take for granted that kids understand this at any age. You'll be surprised at some of the answers you may receive.

    Wait for volunteers to give their meaning of salvation before telling that salvation means that you have accepted the Lord Jesus as your Savior. You believe that he came to earth as a baby, grew up, died on the cross, arose again, and now lives in heaven! When you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be saved. Salvation is a gift from God that saves you for eternity.

    Here is what Paul and Silas say near the end of this bible story when they are talking to the guard:


    Acts 16:31 KJV
    
    31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.


    Let's continue the story.

    Finally, Paul had had enough of the spirit and turned to the girl and said to the spirit, "I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her."

    And guess what. He came out of her!

    Just by the sound of Jesus' name, the spirit obeyed.

    James 2:19 KJV
    Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

    But when the girl's masters saw that she could no longer tell the future of others, they realized that she could no longer make them money. You see, the girl's job was to tell people their fortunes and the people paid her masters. Now that the evil spirit was gone from her, she could not tell anyone's future. Her masters were so mad that they caught Paul and Silas and took them to the rulers.

    The masters told the rulers that Paul and Silas were causing trouble and teaching things they shouldn't. Without even giving Paul and Silas a chance to talk, they beat them and threw them into prison. Their feet was also put into stocks.

    A jailer was in charge of the prison and all the prisoners. It was his job to make sure no one escaped.

    Now, for many people, if they would have been beaten and thrown into prison when they had done nothing wrong, they would have been crying, yelling, screaming, complaining, grumbling, or any number of things.

    But, guess what!

    The Earthquake!!


    The bible tells us that at midnight, Paul and Silas began to pray and sing praises to God!!

    The other prisoners heard Paul and Silas singing and praising God! I wonder what they thought!

    Suddenly, there was a great earthquake. All the doors of the prison were opened and all the prisoner's bands came undone! You would think that all the prisoners would have taken the chance to escape, wouldn't you?

    Let's see what happens.

    When the jailer woke up and saw that all the doors were open, he knew he was in a heap of trouble because all the prisoners were gone. He didn't want find out what the rulers would do to him when they found out that he lost all of the prisoners, so he took out his sword and was going to kill himself!

    But, right before he did, Paul yelled, "Do thyself no harm for we are all here".

    Can you believe that?

    None of the prisoners escaped!

    The jailer grabbed a light, ran into the prison and fell down before Paul and Silas wanting to know how he could be saved!!

    He realized that whatever Paul and Silas had, he wanted too.

    Paul and Silas told the jailer, that he need only to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and he would be saved and all that was in his house.

    Right then and there the jailer was saved!!

    The jailer took Paul and Silas to his house and they told all that was in his house about the word of the Lord and everyone in the jailer's house was saved too!

    Imagine - because of the evil spirit inside the girl, Paul and Silas were thrown into prison, but because they were thrown into prison, a whole family was saved!



     

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    We all have a little bit of the wise man and the foolish man in our lives. While this story about thedoes not obey is foolish, helping kids understand this and how it affects them is crucial in their Christian lives.
    wise man and the foolish man was told by Jesus to help us understand that anyone who hears the word of God and obeys is wise and anyone who hears the word of God and

    Below is a Sunday school lesson that can be used for any age kids. This is a simple lesson that can be used to dig deeper into the word of God with teens and adults by adding more verses and discussing what God expects of us as his children.



    I've added a video at the bottom with the "Wise Man Song" with motions which is great for younger kids!

    Wise Man and Foolish Man Sunday School Lesson


    There are many ways to add visuals to this lesson, but for today, we are going to keep it simple and
    have the kids interact more with you and each other. Often, interaction and discussion helps kids learn more than you think. Let's get their minds geared toward Jesus' lesson.

    Foolish Man

    Start by asking, "Have any of you been to the beach?" Or, "How many of you have played with sand?"

    "Did you make a sand castle?"

    "What did the water do to the sand castle when it washed over it?"

    After each question, wait for answers. Younger kids will love to tell about what happened to their castle at the beach or even in a sandbox. Of course, the castle was washed away!

    Now, get the kids thinking by asking, "What do you think would happen if your mom or dad decided to build a house on top of a pile of sand?"

    Then ask, "Do you think if a big rain came and flooded the area it would make the house fall down?"

    Of course it would and kids will be able to visualize this because they know sand isn't strong nor can it stand up to water.

    The bible tells us that we are foolish if we build our house (lives) upon sinking sand. Be sure to find out if the kids know what 'foolish' means. Explain that Jesus doesn't want our thoughts, actions, or words to be centered around foolish things.

    Ask, "What are some foolish things we might do or say that would keep us from growing closer to God?"

    Answers may include: being jealous, lying, not obeying mom and dad, worrying, missing church for no reason, being a bully, and so on. Adults and teens will have more complex answers.

    Wise Man

    Now, let's talk about the wise man. Jesus tells us in the bible that the wise man built his house upon a rock. Did you know that in the bible Jesus is called the solid rock? There is a song that says...."On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand."  (see the bottom video)

    When we put our faith, trust, actions, thoughts, and words in line with Christ the solid rock our Christian lives become stronger and others around us will be able to see Jesus in us.

    To begin about the wise man, ask, "How hard is a rock?"

    Say, "Rocks are really hard. We already know that we don't want to build our house on sinking sand. So, we should build it on something hard and solid, right?"

    Ask, "If our house was built on something hard and solid, what do you think would happen if the rains came down and the floods came up? Do you think it would wash away like the house built on sand?"

    No. It wouldn't!

    That's what we want our lives to be like. When bad things happen, someone does something mean to us, we need to make choices, or feel like nothing ever goes our way, we need to think about Jesus and how he is like a solid rock. If we trust Jesus in everything we do and pray to him when we don't know what to do, he will help us build our lives on him - a solid rock.

    We can be strong in Him and with Him. No one can do it alone. That's why Jesus says he will never leave us. He wants to be there helping us each day and guess what - He is with us every hour, every minute, and every second.

    We never have to worry about sinking sand because with Jesus we are standing on a solid rock!

    Enjoy the songs below!

     


    Image courtesy of Curt Smith, Wikimedia Commons.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Since the release of Colton Dixon's Christian song More of You, it is becoming more and more apparent that we spend our lives centered around our lives here on earth and not our spiritual lives. The bible plainly tells us we are not to do this.

    I've added a video below so that you can hear the song, More of You. You may wish to show it to your class to reinforce the fact that everyone is guilty of putting other things in their life before God.

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_Worship.JPG


    Below is the Sunday school lesson geared for your teens, but can easily be used for younger grades.

    What You'll Need:

    • dry erase board
    • dry erase markers
    • paper
    • pencils
    You'll also need to make sure all of the teens bring their bible with them (some kids just don't think about it for some reason). Text them, tweet them, or even use Instagram to let them know they are going to need it. Using these social media devices is a great way to keep in touch with your kids during the week. Not only can you let them know you are thinking about them, but they can get in contact with you and you can also share a verse or a bible challenge with them.

    In this Sunday school lesson, you'll need to focus on today's world and what kids think about on a daily basis.

    As class begins and you have taken prayer requests and prayed, go to the white board. Ask kids what is the most important thing on their mind during the day. Of course, some kids will think you want them to say God and say it. That's great, but ask, "Is He really the thing you think about most during the day?"

    Let kids give answers and write them on the board.

    Some of our answers included: Minecraft (video games), music stars, selfies, school, sports and even homework.

    After you've complied your list, have the kids turn in their bibles to Colossians 3:1-2.


    Colossians 3:1-2 KJV
     
    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
    Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.


    Ask the kids what they think this verse means. Get them into a discussion about it. Discussions help open up their mind to God's Word and allows the kids to relate to each other by hearing what they think. Discussions also open up opportunities for teachers to answer questions that often may not have been asked otherwise.

    Now, give each child a piece of paper and a pencil.

    Have them write down ways they can put more of God into their lives and less of themselves.

    Some of our answers included: prayer, reading the bible, attending church more, and the usual answers kids might give.

    After they are finished writing and before you discuss what they wrote, get them thinking outside the box.

    Have them open their bibles to Galatians 5:25-26.


    Galatians 5:25-26 KJV

    25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
    26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
     
     

    Just like above, start a discussion about what they just read. We went through each part of the verse one at a time to allow time for deeper thought. Many kids do the things listed above without even knowing they are a sin and that the bible says not to do them. These every day sins keep us from walking closer with God and therefore causes it to be more of us and less of Him.

    Our goal is to reinforce more of Him and less of us.

    Once the discussion is over, have kids write anymore ways they feel they can have less of them and more of Him. Let them know that no one will look at their papers. These papers will serve as a reminder for them throughout their week to put more of God into their lives.

    Have them hang their papers in their room, carry them inside one of their books at school, or anywhere they will see it often as a reminder.

    Before finishing your lesson, think about showing the video below so kids can see that everyone struggles with this and it is something that we need to strive for each day.
     


    Image courtesy of Paul M. Walsh. Click image to follow the link.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014


    Sunday School Lesson
    Length: 1 hour
    Audience: Adults
    Lesson: 1 Corinthian 10:12-22
    Prayer

    Introduction                                                                                                                       15 Minutes

    Have the students read the short story below. After reading, have them answer the question at the end of the story.

    Friday was Bob’s last day. I was in charge of planning the event. Bob had been a great friend and mentor, and I wanted to send him out in style. I walked through the office making a list of all the people that planned on attending. It was going to be a first class; Christian affair.  We even planned to have prayer for Bob at the end of the party.
    I asked Mary if she planned on attending. Mary was recently saved, and I wanted her to feel a part of the Christian family at work. Mary was not convinced. She was a recovering alcoholic, and didn’t think it wise to attend. I told Mary that alcohol does not save or condemn. I encouraged her to come, because the safest place on earth was around believers. Mary nodded, and agreed to stop by.
    1 hour and 11 drinks later; Mary was drunk. She made a complete fool of herself, and totally ruined the party. She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said: “I shouldn’t have listened to you.”
    I felt bad. I only wanted her to be with us, and have a good time.

    Was what I did wrong?

     

    (Allow for open discussion for about 5 minutes)
    Answer: I should have respected the needs of the babe in Christ, and not tempted her into sin. As a Christian, I should have been more sensitive to Mary, and not put her in that position.
    (Ask the class to share a time when either they encouraged someone to do something they could not handle.)
    The title of the lesson is: It’s not okay! In it, we can and will measure ourselves against ourselves, and get a sense of where we are in our Christian walk. We will divide the lesson into 3 parts:
    (At the end of each section, allow time for questions.)

    Understanding your strengths (12-13)                                                                           10 Minutes

    Even strong Christians will face serious temptation. Those that are strong are sometimes more likely to fall because they let their spiritual guard down. As a Christian, it is never okay to fall; or to make excuses for falling. God does not give you more than you can handle.


    Understanding idolatry (14-19)                                                                                      10 Minutes

    Flee means run! Sometimes, in order to avoid sin, you have to run. In the 23 Psalms, David proclaimed that he sometimes had to walk through the valley of the shadow of death. David also said that God prepared a table before him in the presence of his enemies. God does not remove - He guides.

    About Idols:

    ·         They are not real.

    ·         The 10 Commandments warns against graven images.

    ·         Taking Holy Communion unifies our bodies with Christ; idol worship unifies us with the devil.

    ·         God cannot share space with evil.


    Understanding God’s wishes (20-21)                                                                              10 Minutes

    The Bible is full of examples of how the Israelites provoked God by doing wrong in His eyes.
    Read Numbers 25:9:  Mention how Israel fell due to idolatry.


    Summary                                                                                                                            10 Minutes

    The strong can sin by doing something that causes the weak to stumble.
    God is bigger than what you are going through.
    Closing prayer

    Author: Stephen Thomas

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Teaching kids to share God's Word is more than sitting in a classroom and telling them to do so. Think about it - how often have you sat in the church pew and heard the pastor tell the congregation to go tell someone about Jesus today? Or invite someone to come tonight?

    Did you rush out of church to find someone to tell about Him or did you go home or out to eat?

    More than likely, you did the later - eat.



    The thing is - we need to GO tell people and not wait for them to come to us. If we wait until the 'time is right' or when 'God sends someone in your path', we may never get to share God's Word the way He intended for us to.

    The bible tells us to go out and teach all nations.

    Matthew 28:19 (KJV)
    19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
     
     
    Without us going out to teach and tell others about God, how will they ever know? Yes, there are thousands of missionaries out there along with pastors telling the lost about the Word of God.
     
    We can sit back and rest assured that someone will tell the lost about Christ. We can even make sure to give our money to support the missionaries out in the field risking their lives to tell others. But, that isn't what God commands us to do.
     
    He says for us to teach all nations - not support those who do. (Of course, we do need to support them along with doing our part.)
     
    The bible also says, faith comes through hearing the Word of God. So, how can the lost have faith in something they've never heard?
     
    Romans 10:17 (KJV)
    So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
     
     

    How to Teach Kids to Share God's Word

    The best way to teach kids to share the Word of God is by doing it! Over the next few weeks, come up with a plan to visit people in the community, go to a nursing home, have a FREE family night with games and food, put on a play, deliver food to a family who are struggling, or anything else you can come up with to get people who normally do not attend church in a position to tell them about the Word of God.
     
    Make sure the kids are involved through the whole process especially older children. Teens and pre-teens are at an age that sharing God's Word may feel awkward if they have never done it.
     
    Like many Christians, teens have sat in a classroom on in a pew 'listening' only.
     
    Now is the time to get up and DO!
     
    Remember, Jesus told four unlikely fishermen to follow him and he would make the fishers of men instead of fish!
     
    This is what we are to do - follow Jesus and become fishers of men!
     
    Matthew 28:18-20 KJV
     
    18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
    19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
    20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him
     
     We should leave our nets and follow him NOW!
     
    Reminder!!!
     
    Plan on making it a routine to 'spread God's Word' not just once a year. Children (and adults) learn by repetition, so be sure to repeat telling others about God.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV says "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This is a hard concept to grasp at any age. Yes, we know that we are suppose to do everything to the glory of God, but how can what we eat and drink be done for God?

    Teaching Sunday school children early that doing everything for the glory of God is a way of life instead of just occasionally, will help them to grow to become strong in the Lord and have a wonderful relationship with Him along the way.


    Do All to the Glory of God

    When beginning this Sunday school lesson, you will need to keep in mind that gentle reminders are a great way to get the point across. Also, a great way to keep kids on track during the week is to text them or email mail them. There are very few children nowadays that do no have cell phones, iPods, iPads, computers, etc. Use these devices to keep in touch during the week:)

    As kids come into class today, have them write down any information you may need to get in touch with them. If needed, ask for the parents numbers or email addresses. Then, let the parents know you will be sending out texts or emails to the kids during the week. Most parents will LOVE this idea and welcome it! Also, it lets parents know what their children are learning and can help encourage them:)

    What to Do:

    Before class, come up with several scenarios that your kids can relate to such as: being bossy, sneaking extra cookies, skipping church to ride bikes, throwing rocks at the neighbors dog, and so on. Also, come up with a few good scenarios such as helping mom carry in groceries, putting shoes away, picking up toys, sharing, and so on.

    Now, we are going to use these scenarios to get the idea of doing everything for God rolling!

    Begin by mixing up the good and bad scenarios and asking the kids if they believe the scenario is doing something for God or not. This will help to get their train of thought working.

    Now, ask, "Do you think that stuffing yourself with a whole extra-large pizza can be done for the glory of God?"

    The answer of course is 'no'.

    God did not design our bodies to be stuffed full at every meal. He gave us food to sustain us and to enjoy, but not to overeat.

    Ask, "What about smoking or drugs?"


    1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV
    Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
     

    We are to treat our bodies like the temple of God it is! Overeating, smoking, drugs, and other corrupt things were not meant to be used by our bodies.

    Now, ask, "Since we know that putting things inside our bodies that shouldn't be there is not glorifying God, what do you think about what you drink?"

    Of course many children will know that alcohol will not glorify God, but what about other drinks? God wants us to enjoy what we drink as long as it isn't hurting us, but drinking sodas, sugary drinks, and other drinks that were not designed by God for us to drink can harm us if drank in over abundance! Believe it or not, drinking too much water or milk can even harm our bodies!

    Read about the risks of drinking too much milk here.
    Read about the risks of drinking too much water here.

    We are to partake food and drinks to sustain us and not for gluttony or to look cool.

    What Else?

    There are ways to glorify God in all that we do even as children. Have the kids think about their every day activities: soccer, basketball, fishing, hunting, school, and so on.

    Express the importance of using all of their activities for God. All of our actions, words, and motions we portray can let others see God in us. We can let God shine in us so others may want to know more about God.



    Have you ever heard the saying, "I like your God, but I don't like your Christians?"

    This can be very true about so many non-Christians. Non-Christians look at us and can't see Jesus anywhere in us! What a sad thought.

    Think about it...

    How often do we gripe, complain, grouch, yell, get angry, and so on. These are not attributes of God.

    Philippians 2:14 KJV
     Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
     
     
    We are all guilty of these things, but because of God's mercy, we can ask forgiveness and start again! Praise the Lord we serve a loving God!
     
    I learned a lot myself from this Sunday school lesson!
     
     
    Image of reading the bible courtesy of Photo-Monique
    Image of basketball courtesy of Ixitixel
    

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    No matter what age children you teach in Sunday school, they need to understand the importance of asking Jesus to be their Savior and living a life for God. While sharing bible stories is an important part of teaching God's word, our main goal is to lead these children to Christ and to teach them how to lead others. So, as you teach each and every lesson from here on out, do it with one goal in mind - winning souls for Christ!



    Woman at the Well
    Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
    Photo by Carl Heinrich Bloch


    Introduction - Sunday School Lesson


    Begin your Sunday school lesson by recalling Jesus' birth. Children need to understand Jesus didn't have to leave heaven to come to earth as a baby. He chose to. He wanted to.

    Jesus left his beautiful wonderful home in heaven where there was no sin, no sickness, no hurt, and no sadness to come to earth where all of this existed.

    He grew up just like all children do. He was a toddler, a young boy, a pre-teen, a teenager, and then a young man.

    He obeyed his mother, Mary, and his earthly father, Joseph. He learned how to work with wood because Joseph was a carpenter. He also got hungry and tired. He needed sleep just as we do.

    For around 30 years, Jesus lived as any of us would have except for he never sinned. Try to imagine never doing anything wrong. It's impossible! Some people believe they have never did anything wrong, but we all do.

    When Jesus was 33 years old, he died on the cross for our sins. Of course, he didn't stay dead. Praise God! After they placed Jesus' body in the tomb, it stayed there for 3 days and then a miracle happened!

    He arose from the dead!

    It was because Jesus died on the cross for our sins that one day we can live with him forever in heaven.

    Now, here is where you will begin telling the bible story of the woman at the well.

    Woman at the Well - Bible Story

    Today's bible story is about a Samaritan woman who came to a well to draw water out of it. Jesus disciples had went into town to buy meat, but Jesus decided to rest beside the well. Of course, it wasn't by accident he was sitting by the well. He knew a woman would soon be approaching.

    John 4:6-15 KJV

    Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
    There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
    (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
    Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
    10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
    11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
    12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
    13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
    14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
    15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.


    Leather bucket drawing water from a well.


    What Happened in the Bible Story?


    When the woman came to the well, Jesus asked her to give him a drink of water.

    She was a bit taken aback that he even spoke to her because she was a Samaritan and Jesus was a Jew. In those days, Jews were not very fond of the Samaritan people.

    Jesus said to her, "If you only knew who I am, then you would have asked me and I would have given you living water."

    The woman didn't understand what Jesus was talking about. Jesus had no bucket or rope to get water with, so how could he give her 'living water'?

    You see, wells were often very deep and without something to draw up water with, you couldn't get to the water.

    Think about it: Water was often hard to get. Women and children would have to work hard each day to get the water needed to cook and to drink. What about the water for animals? It was no easy task!

    Jesus wanted this woman to understand that the water she drank would only keep her from being thirsty for a little while. As the hours passed, she would become thirsty again. The next day, she would have to come to the well to get more water to drink, wouldn't she?

    Have the kids think about that for a minute.

    Say to the kids, "When it is in the middle of summer and you are outside playing, you like to drink water, right? (wait for answers) But, just because you get one drink of water, it doesn't mean that you won't need another drink. After you play for a while, you'll get thirsty again, won't you?"

    Of course they'll get thirsty again.

    The living water Jesus was talking about was eternal life!

    Only Jesus could offer this woman a way to live forever. Salvation is referred to as living water and only through Jesus Christ can we have eternal life - a life where we can live forever in heaven with him!

    The woman wanted this 'living water' and ran to get others in the town to come to hear what Jesus had to say!

    We should be like the woman at the well and bring others to church with us to hear about the Word of God!

    If you'd like to read a bit more about 'living water', visit the website Got Questions.




    Photo of well courtesy of Neogeolegend, Wikimedia Commons


     

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Teaching children to be humble can be hard. We all want our children to be proud of what they accomplish, yet being too proud can lead to the opposite of humble! Think about the children you see on the playground, on the ball field, at competitions.

    Many children nowadays tend to be arrogant. All too often, I hear the words, "Your going to lose.", "You can beat me!" or "I'm better at this than you'll ever be."

    These are not words Jesus wants us to say to others.

    Teaching our Sunday school class about being humble and how Jesus was humble is a step in the right direction. Talk to them about putting others first, thinking of others feelings, and helping others when they need help. Of course, teaching them to compliment and encourage others isn't a bad thing either.


    Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet


    Being by talking to your class about what the word humble means.

    As you being this Sunday school lesson, talk about how wonderful Jesus is. Have the kids think about all the wonderful things Jesus did while he was here on earth.

    They may come up with words like:

    • perfect
    • loving
    • kind
    • mighty
    • powerful
    • famous
    • forgiving
    • tender
    • miracles or miraculous
    • and many others
    Be sure to compliment their words and encourage them to think of more. You may even want to have a few of your own written down to add to their list.

    After they have finished thinking of words that describe Jesus, say, "There is one word we are forgetting - humble." (More than likely, they will not think of this word to describe Jesus.)

    If your class consists of older children, have them turn in the bible to John 13:4-9 (KJV below) and let them take turns reading the verses below. After each verse, tell about what the verses mean so they grasp the story more fully (see below the verses for more).

    He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
    Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
    Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
    Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
    Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

    Verse 4

    We see in verse 4 that Jesus is setting at supper with his disciples - The Last Supper. Jesus laid aside his garments which simply means he removed his robe. Taking a towel, he placed it in his belt.

    Verse 5

    Jesus poured water into a bowl and stared to wash and wipe the dirt with the towel from each of the disciples' feet.

    Verse 6

    When he was ready to wash Simon Peter's feet, Simon Peter asked Jesus why he was washing his feet. Peter didn't understand.

    Verse 7

    Jesus tells Simon Peter that there is more to what he was doing than just washing feet. Even though Simon Peter didn't fully understand what was going on and why Jesus was doing this, he would soon enough.

    Verse 8

    Simon Peter then objected to Jesus washing his feet! He goes so far as to say never! Jesus calmly tells him that if he does not wash his feet, then he will have no part of him.

    Verse 9

    Simon Peter loved Jesus. He wanted to be with Jesus and be a part of him and changed his mind quickly. He thought that if he could be with Jesus and be a part of him just by having his feet washed, then he wanted Jesus to wash his whole body too!


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    Meaning of Foot Washing


    In bible times, there were no roads or sidewalks. People wore sandals and the dirt on the roads made their feet really dirty and dusty. When someone would enter into another person's house, a servant would normally wash the guest's feet.

    Since Jesus had a room prepared to eat the last supper alone with his disciples, there were no servants there.

    This was all a part of Jesus' plan. Keep reading....

    Dig a Bit Deeper


    Think of this first...why didn't one of the disciples think about washing the other's feet? Did they think they were too good to do it? Would they have been embarrassed? Did they worry about what the other disciples would think of them and didn't want to be ashamed?

    Thankfully, Jesus showed his disciples, and us, that we should be humble and not ashamed to wash someone else's feet. It also shows us that we should never be ashamed and always be humble when it comes to doing things for the Lord.

    Of course, there was more to the feet washing than this.

    When we dig a bit deeper, we see that to be washed means to be saved. When you ask Jesus to come into your heart to live forever, the bible tells us that you will be washed as white as snow!


    Psalm 51:7 KJV
    Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.


    Even though Jesus washed the disciple's feet to show humility, their feet became dirty again when they left the room. But, when we are washed white as snow from our sins, we never have to worry about being washed again!

    Once you are saved, you never have to worry about not being saved again!

    You can rest assured that you will one day be in heaven forever! Jesus died for our sins so that we could live in heaven forever! All we need to do is not be ashamed and step forward to ask Jesus into our hearts.

    Leading Children to Christ


    Have the kids to close their eyes.

    Ask if anyone in the room would like to have Jesus in their hearts. This is what we as Sunday school teachers are there for. To help lead little ones to Christ.

    Be sure to read Romans 10:9-10 KJV to prepare yourself for this lesson.

    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.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    With the Lord's help, you can lead a lost child to Christ.

    Before teaching this Sunday school lesson, pray that God will open the hearts and minds of the children in your class and that he will help you say what needs to be said to teach his word.


    May God bless you.


    Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Patricia Sobrino Hoyos
     

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Samson and the Lion
    Bible Story
    Photo courtesy of Joachim Huber, Wikimedia Commons
    The bible story of Samson isn't as well-known as many others, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be told. In fact, Samson has some unique stories (all true, I might add) that kids will love. You'll find that with most of the bible stories of Samson, you will need to be prepared to answer many, many questions as quite a few aspects of his life are things children have never heard of before.

    In this Sunday school lesson, we will cover what it means to be a Nazarite and tell the story of Samson and the lion. This story sets the scene to show children just how strong Samson was.

    To read this story in full, turn to Judges 13 and 14. Use this time to study the bible for yourself as it is very important not only as Sunday school teachers, but as Christians to study God's word.

    Samson and the Lion Sunday School Lesson


    Before Samson was born, the Angel of the Lord appeared to the wife of a man named Manoah. The bible does not tell us her name, but it does tell us that she had been unable to have any children.

    When the Angel of the Lord appeared to Manoah's wife, he said, "You have never been able to have children, but now you are going to. You are going to have a son."

    Can you imagine what it must have been like to have an angel appear out of nowhere to give you a message?

    Ask the kids, "Do you think you would have been scared? What about excited? Maybe you would have thought you were dreaming."

    Wait for the kids to think about this. Let them talk about this for a moment, then begin again.

    Before the Angel of the Lord left, he gave Manoah's wife a few rules to follow as she raised her son.

    1. She was not allowed to cut his hair.
    2. He wasn't allowed to eat anything that was unclean.
    3. He was not allowed to drink wine or other strong drinks.
    Note: If you have older children, you may want to elaborate on each one. We will discuss number one below.

    What Is a Nazarite?


    Samson was to be a Nazarite from birth. A Nazarite did not cut his hair at all, eat anything that was unclean (or touch anything that was dead), or drink alcohol.

    A Nazarite's long hair let people who saw them know that they were doing God's will and that they were a Nazarite.

    The Angel of the Lord even told Manoah's wife that she was not allowed to drink certain things while she was pregnant with the baby.

    After the Angel of the Lord left, she ran to tell her husband what the angel had said to her.

    Then, Manoah asked God to let the Angel of the Lord come back again to teach them how to raise their son. God heard Manoah.

    One day when Manoah's wife was sitting in a field, the Angel of the Lord returned but Manoah wasn't with her this time either.

    Quickly, she ran to get her husband and he followed her to back to the angel and he said, "While your wife is pregnant, she is not allowed to drink anything containing grapes. When she has the baby, he is not to drink anything containing grapes, he is not allowed to touch anything dead, and he is not to cut his hair."

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    Samson is Born

    Samson - Nazarite
    Peter Trimming, Wikimedia Commons
    When Samson was born, Manoah and his wife did as the Angel of the Lord instructed.

    They did not allow Samson to eat or drink anything that had grapes or grape juice in it, he did not touch anything that was dead, and he never cut his hair.

    Samson grew into a man still following these rules from God.

    Samson and the Lion


    One day, Samson was walking along and came to a vineyard (where grapes are grown). Samson didn't know it, but there was a lion in the vineyard.

    As Samson came near, the Spirit of the Lord came to Samson making him very, very strong.

    You see, Samson didn't have a sword or a staff that he used to fight off the lion. Instead, when God made him extremely strong, he used only his hands to kill the lion.

    Imagine, being so strong that you could take on a lion all by yourself and with no weapons at all!

    Of course, without God's help, Samson couldn't have beat the lion. The bible tells us that:


    Philippians 4:13 KJV
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


    As the years passed, Samson's hair grew. As long as Samson did not cut his hair, he stayed strong. If he ever cut his hair or his hair was cut at all, he would become weak and his strength would leave him.

    Guess what.

    There was one time when a girl tricked Samson and his hair was cut! But, that is another Sunday school lesson for another day.


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    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    I love to read about Joshua in the bible. So many times as I read through his bible story, I wonder what it must have been like to have been him. Imagine, not only did Moses appoint him to take over for him, Jesus himself came to talk to him face-to-face!

    The Sunday school lesson below tells of that one time when Jesus came to Joshua to tell him exactly how he was going to defeat Jericho!

    Instead of having to come up with a complicated (and maybe wrong) plan as to how to overthrow the city, Jesus said, "Listen up, Joshua. This is what we are going to do!"

    While we can't see Jesus face-to-face yet, he still talks to us. We need only to quiet our minds and listen.

    Having a relationship with our heavenly father is more than attending church once a week and reading a bible verse every now and then. It's about talking to him daily and listening as he talks back.

    It may not be the way we hear those here on earth, but it could be in nature all around us, in the verses we read each day, in the whispers we hear in our hearts, in the song that just played, through other people, or any number of other ways God speaks with us.

    As you prepare for this Sunday school lesson, talk with God to ensure that he helps you deliver the bible story the way he wants you to.

    Show your kids the Battle of Jericho Song to get them up an moving!
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    You are free to print the images on this page to use in your Sunday school class. The license for using these pictures are located at the bottom of this post.

    Joshua in the Bible - Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Bible Story


    In this Sunday school lesson, we are going to do more than just tell a bible story about Joshua. We are going to engage our kids to think about what it was like all those years ago when the Israelites fought the battle of Jericho!

    You will want to see how to get your kids thinking like Joshua and the Israelites by doing this Sunday school activity!

    Whether you choose to use the link above to get the kids fully involved in the story or not, you can still get them moving by following along with the suggestions in parenthesis below.

    To begin your story, have the kids sit in a circle in the middle of the room or pull their chairs into a circle. You can either stand or sit in the middle to tell your story or even just pull yourself up a chair to sit with them.

    The Bible Story

    The Israelites had been wandering in the wilderness for 40 years and it was finally time to enter into the land that God had promised to them.

    Of course it hadn't been easy to get to this point and it wasn't going to be easy now.

    They had to cross the Jordan River to get to the other side. Now, that may not seem like a big deal, right? They could just jump on a boat and sail to the other side or find a bridge to cross - wrong.

    They didn't have any boats or any bridges to cross and the river was flooded at the time. Its waters were probably rushing fast and would have swept them away.

    Another thing was that there wasn't just a few people. There were hundreds of thousands of people who had to cross the river. Of course, we can't forget about all the animals and the fact that they had to carry all of their belongings with them. So, how do you think they were going to get across?


    Joshua told the people, "The priests carrying the ark will go first. Everyone will wait and follow along behind the priests.

    Ask the kids, "Joshua said the priests were going first and everyone was going to follow. How do you think they are going to get across?"

    A miracle happened that day. When the priests' feet who were carrying the ark touched the water's edge, the water stopped flowing and was held back. The people got to cross the Jordan River on dry ground!

    As the people crossed, Joshua told 12 men to pick up one rock each from the river's bottom and carry it to the other side. When they reached the other side, Joshua had the men pile the rocks up. Then he said, "This pile of rocks will serve as a reminder to you all. When your children or grandchildren ask why this pile of rocks is here, you can tell them about this time. The time when we crossed the Jordan River on dry ground!"

    The river didn't start flowing again until the priests came out of the river. You see, they had to stand in the middle and wait for all those people to cross before they could come out of the river bed themselves.


    Now, Joshua and the Israelites were faced with another problem. They were to take over the city of Jericho, but the walls were so high and thick they couldn't get over them, or around them, or through them. How were they going to get into the city?

    One evening, Joshua walked by himself trying to figure out a way to take over the city.

    To his surprise, a man holding a sword appeared out of nowhere! Joshua asked, "Are you for us or against us?"

    The man said, "I am the captain of the Lord's host." Does anyone know who the captain of the Lord's host is?

    It was Jesus before he ever came to earth as a baby! Joshua was talking to Jesus himself!

    Jesus told Joshua to take off his shoes because the ground where he was standing was holy and Joshua did as he was told. Then, Jesus said, here is how you are going to defeat Jericho."

    (Tell everyone to stand up on the outside of the circle of chairs or a make believe circle of chairs.)

    Jesus said, "On the first day, the people will walk around the city walls one time. They are not to speak at all. On the second day, they are to do the same. They are to do this every day for six days. On the seventh and final day, they are to walk around the city walls seven times. On the last time, the priests will blow their horns loud. When the people hear the horns, they are to SHOUT very loud!"

    Jesus went on to tell Joshua not to worry or be afraid. Jesus was going to go before Joshua and he was going to be right with him through the whole thing. Joshua had nothing to fear!


    (Have the kids walk around the chairs seven times without speaking. This will be hard. Stress how it must have been for all those people to walk around the great city of Jericho seven times without talking. On the last time, have the children shout!)

    Joshua followed Jesus orders and on the seventh day when they walked around the city walls of Jericho seven times, the people shouted when they heard the priests blow their horns and the walls of Jericho came tumbling down!

    The people of Israel overtook the city.






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    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Jesus sets example after example for us to follow in the bible. For one, he doesn't avoid sinners or people nobody likes. In this lesson, the people no one likes are tax collectors. In case you didn't know, tax collectors were hated during this time. Many would take more money than they were suppose to from the people just so they could put more money in their own pockets which made them hated.

    If you look in Luke 15, the chapter begins with Jesus sitting and eating with sinners and publicans (or tax collectors). The Pharisees and scribes began talking about Jesus saying, "Can you believe Jesus is eating and talking with those sinners?"

    Let's think about this for a minute - aren't we all sinners? They had no business judging when they were sinners too, but they did.

    This Sunday school lesson begins when Jesus starts telling the parable of the lost coin. You can get the FREE Sunday school lesson about the lost sheep, as well. The lost sheep parable comes just before the lost coin parable in Luke 15. You can use them hand-in-hand or as two separate lessons.

    Just this weekend, I told both parables during the same lesson since they express the same point Jesus was trying to make.

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    The Parable of the Lost Coin - Sunday School Lesson


    This parable is very short. If you have children that can read, have the children turn to the passage in their bibles or have bibles ready for them to read from.

    Here is the lesson:

    Ask the kids, "Would you want to be around a sinner?"

    Wait for answers.

    Most kids will respond with the answer - no.

    Ask them, "Why wouldn't you want to be around a sinner?"

    Wait to hear what the kids will respond.

    Now say, "Did you know that you are a sinner?"

    This will get their attention. Then, say, "What if no one wanted to be around you? What if no one wanted to talk to you?"

    You see, if no one wanted to talk to you, you wouldn't have any friends. You wouldn't have had someone to tell you about Jesus. If you didn't know about Jesus, you wouldn't be here today.

    We are sinners because we've all done something that we shouldn't. Maybe we've told a lie. Maybe we've taken something that wasn't ours. Most of us haven't minded our parents at one time or another. What about complaining or griping? Did you know those were sins too?

    Philippians 2:14 KJV
    14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:


    We have all complained about something in our life, haven't we?

    When the Pharisees and the scribes started to talk about Jesus being around sinners, Jesus said this:

    There was a woman who had 10 pieces of silver. If she lost one of those pieces, wouldn't she light a
    candle, sweep the house and keep looking for it until she found it?

    Think about this for a minute - If you had 6 puppies and one got lost, wouldn't you want to look for it? You may even have called your grandparents or your friends and told them one of your puppies was missing.

    You would look and look and look and look some more.

    When you found it, wouldn't you tell all of your friends or grandparents that you found it? You would be so happy and want them to be happy with you, right?

    That is exactly what the woman did in this parable of Jesus.

    She looked until she found it. Then, she called her friends and neighbors together to rejoice with her.

    What This Teaches Us


    This parable was told to help us understand that we are to talk to those who need to hear about Jesus. We are to spread his word.

    At the end of the parable, Jesus concludes...

    There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

    Whenever someone gives their life to the Lord (is saved), the angels rejoice in heaven. Imagine, for any of those who have asked Jesus to be their Savior, the angels in heaven were rejoicing with you!

    If we don't tell others (sinners) about Jesus, how will they ever know.

    We need to spread God's word to whoever we can and then, if they accept Jesus as their Savior, we can rejoice with them along with all of the angels in heaven!



    Photo of puppy was taken by Sigismund von Dobschutz (Wikimedia Commons).


     
    A parable is a earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Jesus used parables to help get his point across. In one parable of Jesus, he talks about one lost sheep.

    This is a great story for all ages to help them understand the importance of trying to find that one person who needs to come to Jesus.

    The parable begins when the church leaders start to talk bad about Jesus. Why were they talking bad about him?

    Jesus was eating and talking with sinners (which we all are) and tax collectors. Tax collectors were hated during this time because many of them took more money from the people than they were suppose to.

    The point of this Sunday school lesson and this parable is to help the kids understand the importance of bringing people to Christ. If we don't tell people about Jesus, who will?

    Just as Jesus' disciples spread the word of God, we too should tell as many people about him as we can.

    This Sunday school lesson can be found in Luke 15: 1-7 KJV.

    You can start your lesson by having the kids turn to the verses in the bible. If they are old enough, let them read along with you. It is good practice to show the kids that the bible stories you teach are found in the bible and where.

    Parable of Jesus - One Lost Sheep


    Jesus told this parable to the church leaders who were saying bad things about him spending time with the sinners and tax collectors.

    The parable of Jesus began with a question to the leaders. It went like this...

    If you had 100 sheep and one got lost, which one of you wouldn't leave the 99 sheep and go out to look and find the one lost sheep?

    When you find the lost sheep, wouldn't you put it on your shoulders and rejoice (be happy) because you found it?

    Then, when you got back home, wouldn't you call all your neighbors and friends and say, "Rejoice, with me. I have found my one lost sheep?"

    Just as you would be happy about your one lost sheep, all of heaven will rejoice when one sinner turns to God (repents)? They will be more happy that the one comes to God than 99 people who do not need to repent.

    You see, Jesus wants us to go looking for that one lost sheep.

    Of course, this doesn't mean that we are to go buy a bunch of sheep and wait until one gets lost so we can find it.

    In the bible, the Lord is called the Shepherd and we (people) are the sheep.

    Psalm 23

    The Lord is our shepherd; I shall not want.

    For very small children, have them learn the first part of this verse. For older kids, have them learn the whole verse and discuss what it means to 'not want' (more on that below).

    If you are teaching teens, have them learn the whole 23 Psalm. Maybe even offer them a prize for whoever can recite it the following week. It doesn't have to be a big prize - a bag of chips, a pack of gum, a sucker or even a book mark.

    Not only does this verse give us the assurance that the Lord being our shepherd will find us if we are lost, it shows us that he will provide. We do not need to want things. He will give us what we need.

    As part of his flock, we are to search for those people (or sheep) who do not know him as their savior. We are to tell them how much Jesus loves them and wants to be a part of their lives.

    What We've Learned


    From this parable of Jesus, we learn that we are to go looking for that lost sheep, or friend that doesn't now about him.

    We can pray for them. We can invite them to church or Sunday school. If your parents can, how about picking them up and bringing them with you. Maybe their parents will start coming if their children do.

    If you have youth meeting or VBS, invite them to that as well.

    This week, tell the kids it is their job to be a shepherd and look for one lost sheep to tell about Jesus or invite to church. As a Sunday school teacher, do the same. It's not good enough to tell the kids what they should do. We have to set the example and invite someone too.

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    While Moses didn't feel he was the right man for the job, God knew he was the perfect man for it! There are many times we are just like Moses and feel we just can't do what God needs us to do.

    Whether it is go on a mission trip, spend a few more hours at church, lead VBS, visit the kids in your

    Sunday school classroom outside of church or any number of things God needs us for, we need to
    step up to the plate or risk missing out on blessings from God.

    I know how your feeling.

    More than likely, each and every one of you have been there at one time or another. Now, don't think I'm asking you to bite off more than you can chew. All I am asking is that you pray and listen for God's instructions.

    When He gives you your next assignment, stand up and say, "Here I am!" just as Moses did when God spoke to him out of the burning bush.



    Let My People Go - Sunday School Lesson


    While the above section was intended for the Sunday school teacher, it can be used as the beginning of your lesson too.

    Kids need to learn from a young age that when God needs them, they should be ready!

    When God gave Moses the task of going to the Pharaoh over all of Egypt, Moses wasn't sure he was ready. In fact, he didn't want to go at all.

    Instead, he told the Lord, "Lord, I don't speak very well. I am slow of speech."

    Maybe Moses couldn't speak very well. Maybe he stuttered. What Moses should have realized was the God had made his mouth, his voice and his tongue. God needed Moses to tell the Pharaoh to let his people go and God would be with him. He could do it.

    Why wouldn't Pharaoh let the Israelite people go?

    You see, Pharaoh was afraid the Israelite people were going to grow so strong that they would one day take over Egypt. So, he made them his slaves. He wanted to keep them as slaves. He didn't want to let them go.

    When Moses didn't want to go to Egypt to tell Pharaoh to let God's people go, God was angry.

    God said, "Moses you have a brother named Aaron. He speaks very well. Take him with you. Don't worry Moses. I will teach you what to do and what to say. I will be with you through it all."

    Moses and Aaron finally went to Pharaoh and although the Pharaoh didn't let the Israelite people go at first, God showed the Pharaoh who was in charge and eventually, he did let them go.



    Bible Verse for this Lesson

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)
     
    18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

    If you have smaller kids and the verse is too long, you can break it down and just help them learn either...

    In every thing give thanks:
     
    or,
     
    for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus

    What Can We Learn?


    God never asks us to do something we are not capable of. Instead, he uses us in ways we never knew existed. During this lesson, stress to your class that each one of them have something special God has given them and whether they know what it is or not, God does knows and that's all that matters.

    When God is with us, we shouldn't be scared.

    It can be hard to step outside our comfort zone, but sometimes that's just what it takes - stepping out. I've added a video below. Listen to the song lyrics. It's all about stepping out even when your heart is telling you to give up.

    If you are able, maybe you can show this video to your class.

    Standing in front of the church, praying out loud, telling your friends about Jesus, and standing up for what you believe are all things that can make us scared at times. But, just as God was with Moses, he will be with you too.

    You can read more about Moses in the book of Exodus.


     


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