Hello kids! Who knows their A-B-C's? (Listen for answers.) Great! Today, I want to tell you about some special A-B-C's!
"A" stands for "All"
The Bible tells us that ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That means we do wrong things. We are not perfect. Only God is perfect. Here's the problem, we must be perfect to go to Heaven! But that is impossible. We can't be perfect!
"B" stands for "Believe"
The Bible tells us to BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved. We need to be saved, because the Bible says we will be punished for our sins. The good news is that Jesus took our punishment! God wants us to believe that Jesus died for you and me, and trust and follow him each day. When we trust in Jesus, his Holy Spirit lives in us and helps us to obey. We then learn to follow Jesus by reading the Bible and praying to him.
"C" stands for "Confess"
The Bible says, If you CONFESS with your mouth, 'Jesus is LORD,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. This means you should agree with God that you are a sinner, that you do wrong things. Then believe and trust in Jesus to save you. The Bible says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame!" and "Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved!"
So kids, the next time you say your A-B-C's, remember this: ALL have sinned. . . BELIEVE in Jesus. . .CONFESS your sins!
(Bible references: Romans 3:23, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9,11,& 13.)
Copyright 2001 S.A. Keith
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By Ahreita Griffin:
A - All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
B - Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. (Acts 16:31)
C - Children obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)
D - Depart from evil, and do good. (Psalm 34:14)
E - Even a child is known by his doings. (Proverbs 20:12)
F - Fear not; for I am with thee. (Isaiah 43:5)
G - God is Love. (I John 4:8)
H - Honor thy father and thy mother. (Exodus 20:12)
I - If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:4)
J - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the father but by me. (John 14:6)
K - Keep thy tongue from evil. (Psalm 34:13)
L - Look unto me, and be ye saved. (Isaiah 45:22)
M - My son, give me thine heart. (Proverbs 23:26)
N - No man can serve two masters. (Matthew 6:34)
O - O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good. (Psalm 118:1)
P - Praise ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God. (Psalm 147:1)
Q - Quit you like men, be strong. (I Corinthians 16:13)
R - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
S - Seek ye the Lord while he may be found. (Isaiah 55:6)
T - Thou God, seest me. (Genesis 16:13)
U - Unto thee, O God do we give thanks. (Psalm 75:1)
V - Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. (John 16:23)
W -When I'm afraid, I will trust in thee. (Psalm 56:3)
X - Exceeding great and precious promises are given unto us. (II Peter 1:4)
Y -Ye are the light of the world. (Matthew 3:14)
Z - Zion heard, and was glad. (Psalm 97:8)
By Joyce Holbert: (Joyce didn't have the original references. However, you can use these verses to play a Bible Scavenger Hunt game. All you need is a Bible and a concordance to find the references.
A-Ask and it shall be given unto you.
B-Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted forgiving one another.
C-Children obey your parents.
D-Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
E-Every good gift and every perfect gift cometh from up above.
F-Fear not for I am with you always.
G-God giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
H-Honor thy father and thy mother.
I-In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
J-Jesus went about doing good.
K-Knock and it shall be opened unto you.
M-Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
N-Not my will but thine be done.
O-O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good.
P-Peace I leave with you always.
Q-Quench not the spirit.
R-Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
S-Serve the Lord with gladness.
T-Thou shall have no other Gods before me.
U-Unto you a Savior is born.
V-Verily Verily I say unto you except a man keeps my commandments he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
W-When I'm afraid I will put my trust in thee.
X-eXcept a man be born again he shall not enter the kingdom of God.
Y-Yea tho I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.
Z-Zacheus said, "Behold Lord the half of my goods I will give to the poor."
By Liz Wills:
A ll have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
B elieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31
C hildren, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
D epart from evil, and do good. Psalm 34:14
E ven a child is known by his doings. Proverbs 20:11
F ear not, for I am with thee. Isaiah 43:5
G od is love. 1 John 4:8
H onor thy father and thy mother. Exodus 20:12
I f ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14
J esus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
K eep thy tongue from evil. Psalm 34:13
L ook unto me, and be ye saved. Isaiah 45:22
M y son, give me thine heart. Proverbs 23:26
N o man can serve two masters. Matthew 6:24
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. Psalm 118:1
P raise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God. Psalm 147:1
Q uit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
R emember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8
S eek ye the Lord while he may be found. Isaiah 55:6
T hou God seest me. Genesis 16:13
U nto thee, O God, do we give thanks. Psalm 75:1
V erily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. John 16:23
W hen I'm afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3
X -ceeding great and precious promises are given unto us. 2 Peter 1:4
Y e are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14
Z ion heard, and was glad. Psalm 97:8
Love in Christ,
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
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