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A Father's Day Message (June 21, 2015)
Props Needed: A photo of your father.
(Say:) Today is a special day, isn't it? Who can tell me what today is? That's right, it's Father's Day, and I brought a picture of my daddy to show you. (Hold up photo.) My daddy has already gone to Heaven, but I am happy because I know I will see him again when I go to heaven. I brought this picture of him to show you, because I wondered if you would think I look like him - do you think so? ( Hold picture by your face and let them have a look.) Lots of people have told me that I do look like my dad, and I'll bet some of you have been told that you look like your dad or mom too, haven't you? Well, just as we often resemble our earthly parents, we are also like our Heavenly Father, God. In fact, the Bible tells us . . .
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Jesus said. “I will make you fishers of people.” Matthew 4:19
You need: One fresh whole fish (head and all), 2-3 colors of fabric paint,
fabric marker or Scribbles paint, white t-shirt.
Place wax paper or several sheets of newspaper on the inside body of t-shirt.
Place the fish on a sturdy cork bulletin board. Stretch open the fins and pin
them to the corkboard using straight pins. Have .
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What You Need: 85 burnt-tipped matches to make one cross (burn the match tips before class time. I separated mine into three batches, placed them in a stainless steel sink, laid the tips side-by-side and then lit them.); Tacky glue; 8.5" x 11" card board or chip board; pencil; scissors.
Step One: Draw a 2" vertical line and an intersecting horizontal line slightly above the center of your board. Cut off the tips of two matches. Cut both matches in half. Glue to the horizontal and vertical line.
Step Two: Place a thin layer of glue around cross to make an "X" (approximately 1 1/4" wide and the length of the matches). With burnt tips facing out, lay seven matches side-by-side into the glue in all four corners.
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David's armor didn't fit.
John Mark was rejected by Paul.
Timothy had ulcers.
Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
Jacob was a liar.
David had an affair.
Solomon was too rich.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a murderer.
So was Moses.
Jonah ran from God.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was a bullfrog;
Just kidding -- he was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
Martha was a worry-wart.
Mary may have been lazy.
Samson had long hair.
Noah got drunk, and that's not all.
Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
But God doesn't require a job interview.
He doesn't hire and fire like most bosses,
because He's more our Dad than our Boss.
He doesn't look at financial gain or loss.
He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging,
sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need.
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