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When Thanksgiving is over, we start thinking about the next holiday . . .
What do you suppose most kids think is the best thing about Christmas? (Getting gifts--some will say that we celebrate the birth of Christ.) I can understand both answers because JESUS coming to earth is the greatest gift our world could ever receive, and everyone LOVES receiving gifts.
Did you ever receive a gift that had other gifts included when you opened it? (Examples: pinata; DVD player with a couple of movies or additional clips included; Wii game that has several games on one disk; book with several stories in one; a box of candy with several kinds of candy inside; a cell phone with internet connection and apps, etc.)
When we receive JESUS as our Savior (by asking HIM to forgive our sins and come into our lives) we not only receive HIM, but we also receive the Holy Spirit. We can't see the Holy Spirit, but we can tell the Holy Spirit is living in us, because of all the other wonderful gifts that show up in our lives! (2 Co. 5:17)
(Read Galatians 5:22-23): "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (NIV)
WOW! When we ask Jesus into our hearts, we get . . . keep reading.
'Twas the night before Christmas and Mary & Joe, Had traveled all day, and had no place to go.
The clerk at the inn said, "I'm sorry we're booked. There must be some place you haven't looked."
'Twas the night before Christmas. No one seemed to care, That Joseph and Mary, even were there.
They found an old stable and Mary was glad. It seemed the best thing that the inn keeper had.
'Twas the night before Christmas. At Gabriel's command, The choir of heaven departed as . . . keep reading!
Materials: flannel board, felt snowman in 3 pieces--the bottom, middle (with stick arms out the side), and head. As you tell the story-poem, place the snowman pieces (or draw them), on the board.
The Trinity Snowman Flannel Board Story
When you see a snowman
Three snowballs round,
He is reminding you
That in God Three in One are found.
My Prayer Journal - Each of the 24 prayer sections contain an inspirational Bible verse from Psalm 119 to meditate upon before praying, a "Prayer Priorities" section to record urgent prayers, a larger section to write prayers for family, friends, and leadership, etc., and a "Gratitude & Praise" section to journal prayers of thanksgiving. When prayers are answered, mark through them with a highlighter pen; it's an encouragement to see God's answers and a motivation to keep praying!
A meaningful gift idea for the important women in your life! Great for Mother's Day, Bible study teachers, wives, daughters, and girlfriends. Conveniently sized at 6" x 9", with a minimalist design interior. Learn more.
"Sermon Notes - Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." A 25 week guide for taking Sermon Notes. Each week there's a place to record the date, title, and speaker, with three pages for note-taking, and an additional page to record a life application and personalized prayer. Taking Sermon Notes Promotes: active listening, keeps the mind focused on the message, can be used as a home-study reference, and may even promote message retention. This sermon notebook is a great Christian gift for Mother's Day, Student gifts, and for Holidays and Holy Days. Learn more!
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