The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you (Psalm 9:9-10 NIV).
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Jellybean Witness Poem
ORANGE is for Heaven so bright. (2 Samuel 22:13-14)
YELLOW is for God's
perfect light. (Revelation 21:23)
BLACK is for the
sins we've made. (Romans 3:23)
RED is for the blood
He gave. (Romans 5:8)
WHITE is for our
cleansing from sin. (Psalm 51:1-2)
GREEN is for our new
life in Him. (Colossians 1:10)
PINK is for His
free gift to share. (Matthew 28:19-20)
PURPLE is for the
crowns we'll wear! (2 Timothy 4:8)ted poem.
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Yummy Devotion: Prayer Pretzels
Pretzels were originally made by monks to ease their hunger during Lenten fasting. They shaped them to resemble crossed arms in prayer. The pretzels were made with flour and water and no yeast because in the Bible yeast symbolizes sin. The pretzel reminds us of our need to rid the sin in our own lives, and our need to repent and turn to Jesus for cleansing from sin. (See also: 1Corinthians 5:6-8.)
As Christians we need to examine our lives everyday. We need to ask God to show us our sins: "Search us, O God..." as Psalm 139 requests, and to receive God's cleansing: "Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin..." as in Psalm 51.
What you do: Use ready-made breadstick dough in a can. Roll the dough into 12"-15" long ropes. Do not overwork the dough; otherwise it becomes difficult to shape. To shape the pretzel: Begin by making a 'smile-shape' with the dough. Take one end of the dough, the 'arm', and fold it down over the middle of the 'smile', overlapping just a bit. Do the same with the other 'arm'. Sprinkle with coarse grained salt. (or sugar) Bake dough according to directions. (The smile-shape reminds us that when we are forgiven of our sins, our lives are gladdened! See vs.12.)
Materials needed: One large plastic egg, (about the size of a child's ball and is used as a
decoration), Children's praise music with player, small plastic eggs filled with prizes/candy for each player to receive.
How to Play: Played similar to "Hot Potato." Children stand in a circle, then turn on the praise music and pass the large egg around. When the music stops, the child left holding the egg yells out, "He is risen!" and all the other children yell, "He is risen indeed!" You then give a small prize egg to the child with the large egg and s/he is out of the game. Play continues until everyone has a prize egg.