A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul. National Dinner Day. MINISTERS: Merlon M. Thompson John Dunn (Assoc.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul. National Dinner Day. MINISTERS: Merlon M. Thompson John Dunn (Assoc."

Transcription

1 onto Church of Christ Soul FOOD A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul Arizona 6th Annual April 2012 National Dinner Day A Fundraiser in Support of Southwestern Christian College Saturday, May 19, p.m. - 5 p.m. Guest Speaker: Calvin Bowser, Los Angeles, CA InnPlace Hotel Phoenix N. Metro Parkway East Phoenix, AZ Tickets $50 per person "Jesus Came to Seek and Save the Lost" Dinner Day Coordinator LaRosa Schexnayder Supporting Christian Education TIMES OF ASSEMBLY SUNDAY: Bible Study...9:15AM Morning Worship...10:30AM Evening Bible Classes...5:00PM Evening Worship...6:00PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Classes...6:30PM OUR LEADERSHIP ELDERS: Fred Holloway Merlon M. Thompson MINISTERS: Merlon M. Thompson John Dunn (Assoc. Minister) DEACONS: David Carrillo Rayford Mitchell Santiago Nunez Calvin Schexnayder Brian Skirvin Rodney Staggers CONTACT US PHONE: FAX: West Tonto Street Phoenix, AZ (SW Corner of 11 th Ave & Tonto St.) tontochurchofchrist.com For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Psalms 107:9

2 And the Lord Added... Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. -Acts 2:38 Juwan Dobbins Jr. Baptized 12/18/11 Bria Schexnayder Baptized 12/28/11 Jeremiah Schexnayder Baptized 12/28/11 Trey Flowers Baptized 12/25/11 Isaiah Schexnayder Baptized 12/28/11 Sherell Neal Baptized 3/25/12 Hate Paying Taxes? Tax time is on us again. Even though we may disagree with the way the government spends our money, our duty as Christians is clearly spelled out in the Bible. We are to pay our taxes and do it honestly (Romans 13:7). People complained about paying taxes even in Jesus time. The Roman Empire, which had conquered Israel, imposed a heavy financial burden to pay for its army, road system, courts, temples to the Roman gods, and for the emperor s personal wealth. Taxes were handled differently then. Instead of mailing your check to the IRS, you paid directly to a local tax collector, who arbitrarily decided what you were going to pay. Tax collectors did not receive a salary. They got their pay by sometimes charging people more than they owed. Levi, who became the Apostle Matthew, was a tax collector until Jesus Christ chose him as a disciple. We don t know whether Jesus gave him the name Matthew, or whether he changed it himself, but it is a shortening of the name Mattathias, which means the gift of God. Matthew served as one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. As an eyewitness to the life of Christ, Matthew recorded a detailed account of Jesus message and deeds in the Gospel of Matthew. Zacchaeus was another tax collector mentioned by name in the Gospels. The chief tax collector for the Jericho district, he was a short man (think Danny DeVito), who climbed a tree so he could observe Jesus of Nazareth better. There are important lessons in the Bible stories of Matthew (Mat. 9:9, 10:3) and Zacchaeus (Luke 9:1-10). Neither of these men worried about the cost of obeying Jesus. Neither asked what was in it for them. They simply followed, and Jesus changed their lives forever. Jesus is still changing lives today. No matter what we have done or how tarnished our reputation, we can receive the forgiveness of God through repentance and baptism. God can use anyone to help him in his work. We should not feel unqualified because of our appearance, lack of education, or our past. We should also remember that the highest calling in life is serving God, no matter what the world says. Money, fame, and power cannot compare with being a faithful child of God. Consider how Jesus changed the lives of the tax collectors Matthew and Zacchaeus.

3 What s Cookin? APRIL 2012 DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME CONTACT/DETAILS Mon 9 Men s Leadership Meeting 1101 W Tonto St, am - 12:30pm Kevin Burns Sat 14 Monthly Men s Breakfast Southwest Church of Christ 8720 W Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ :00am Rob Dockall Sat 14 Monthly Area-wide Singing Mesa Church of Christ 1223 E Dana Ave Mesa 6:30 pm Sat 21 AZ Lectureship Planning Meeting Main Street Church of Christ Eloy, AZ 10:00am Merlon Thompson Every Saturday in April AZ National Dinner Day Planning Meeting 1101 W Tonto St, :00am LaRosa Schexnayder or Merlon Thompson MAY 2012 DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME CONTACT/DETAILS Fri 5/4 - Sat 5/5 Ladies Spring Retreat at Copper Basin Bible Camp (for ladies & teen girls) Copper Basin Bible Camp 3300 Copper Basin Rd Prescott, AZ See flyer Send reg by April 27th to Colleen Bristow, 184 S Palace Gardens Dr, Tucson, AZ Sat 5/19 AZ National Dinner Day Banquet Speaker Calvin Bowers Jesus Came to Seek and Save the Lost InnPlace Hotel Phoenix N. Metro Prkwy East Phoenix, AZ :00-5:00 pm LaRosa Schexnayder or Merlon Thompson Mon 5/20 -Thur 5/24 Tonto Homecoming Gospel Meeting Speaker Calvin Bowers Jesus Came to Seek and Save the Lost 1101 W Tonto St, TBD Merlon Thompson or Fred Holloway

4 The Church of Christ and Easter Sunday, April 8th is Easter, a day of togetherness and celebration for families far and wide. Hams will be devoured! Sweet potatoes will meet their doom, and thousands of chocolates will melt as the sun beats down on their plastic-egg-ovens. Somewhere while hiding this year s eggs, a grandpa will find one from last year! Attendance at church gatherings will swell. In many churches, the normal program of worship will be altered to accommodate special Easter services. Faithful churches of Christ do not today, and never have honored Easter (or Christmas) above the first day of the week. It is true that some churches of Christ have fallen in with the fleeting fashions of the world, but there is no scriptural warrant for setting aside Easter and Christmas as special celebrations. We are sometimes criticized for not being in step with the religious world, but since the scriptures do not authorize our celebrating these days, there is no reason for us to do so. Besides, nobody knows when Jesus was born and nobody knows the Sunday on which Jesus was raised from the dead. We do not celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; we celebrate his death and resurrection. If the God of heaven had intended for Christians to honor these two days--christmas and Easter--he would have provided instructions for doing so. Both of these are based on pagan holidays--not on the scriptures. We worship our Lord on the day he was raised from the dead--the first day of the week. That Christians must do so is not even open for debate. According to Acts 2, the church of our Lord was established on the first day of the week. The early Christians met on the first day of the week to engage in the Lord s supper (Acts 20:7). Paul wrote as follows to the church at Corinth: Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store as the Lord has prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come (I Cor. 16:1-2). Worshipping on the first day of the week has been so widely accepted that very few people in any religious group which calls itself Christian have ever doubted our responsibilities to worship God on that day. Easter is an important opportunity for churches of Christ. Many will be present at worship services that haven t attended all year and may not again until this time next year. Therefore, it s an infrequent opportunity for churches to make an impression on folks who believe at some level, but haven t yet made a commitment to Christ. Easter began as a pagan fertility celebration, honoring false gods, but Catholic missionaries, to ease the transition of pagans into Catholicism, Christianized the celebration, moving its date to the first Sunday after Passover, and making it a celebration of the resurrection. Today both Catholics and Protestants celebrate Easter as a religious holiday. Though some have veered from tradition, historically, churches of Christ have no special programs honoring Easter. It s not because we disdain the day, or wish to be judgmental, nor is there anything inherently wrong with the personal celebration of holidays (Romans 14:5-6). It s because we re committed to simple Christianity as described in the New Testament that we strive not to do anything in our

5 The Church of Christ and Easter cont. assemblies for which we find no New Testament precedent, or that would bind one man s opinion upon another (Galatians 4:10-11). The New Testament says nothing about celebrating Easter. Every day of a Christian s life is supposed to be a celebration of the first-born of the dead (Revelation 1:5). Nevertheless, many souls will come out on Easter interested in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you don t ordinarily come to church, but plan to on Easter, I encourage you to do that, and hope you ll hear something that will make you want to attend regularly, and more than that, to make a commitment to Christ! Every church should try to reach out to those who ve come to church in honor of the day. Their intentions are good. There s nothing wrong with preaching about the resurrection on Easter Sunday, but nothing in the Bible requires it either. I hope all of us who are faithful church members will be prepared to reach out to the souls who visit our services on Easter Sunday, and every Sunday! Excerpts taken from The International Gospel Hour, Fayetteville, TN and Highland Heights Church of Christ, Smyna, TN Prayer for the Sick Is your heart heavy over a sick friend or family member? Do you wish you could do more to help? You can lift your friend or family member to the Lord in prayer. Here is a Bible verse and prayer to help you ask God for healing for someone. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The affectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Dear Lord, You know my friend/family member so much better than I do. You know his.her sickness and the burden he carries. You also know his heart. Lord, I ask you to be with my friend now as you work in his life. Lord, let your will be done in my friend s life. If there is a sin that needs to be confessed and forgiven, please help him to see his need and confess. Lord, I pray for my friend just as your Word tells me to pray, for healing. I believe you hear this earnest prayer from my heart and that it is powerful because of your promise. I have faith in you, Lord, to heal my friend, but I also trust in the plan you have for his life. No matter how you look at it, gambling is a way of profiting from others misfortune. How can that possibly fit into our daily walk with Christ? Lord, I don t always understand your ways. I don t know why my friend has to suffer, but I trust you. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence. Let my friend know you are there with him through this difficulty. Give him strength. And may you, through this difficulty, be glorified in his life and also in mine. In Jesus name. Amen.

6 Bring it to God Casting all your care on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). I love to receive phone calls from any of my three grown daughters, all of whom live in states other than the one where my wife and I reside. If one of our children is struggling with some situation in her life, it does not lessen the gladness my wife and I feel to hear that daughter s voice. Rather, we rejoice our child would respect and trust us enough to share her problems with us. God desires us to bring our troubles to Him. He cares about us. He wants a close relationship with us. One aspect of that relationship is for us to talk to God in prayer about those things that trouble our hearts. The writer of Psalm 10 feels burdened. He confronts God, Why do You stand far off? and Why do You hide yourself in times of trouble? Then he vividly describes the trouble he faces and calls upon God to rise up against the wicked and give relief. Do we trust God enough to bring Him the burdens of our hearts? Will we cast our anxiety on Him and receive the peace that only He can give? Power for Today, July 2011 Homecoming GOSPEL MEETING begins Sunday, May 20, W. Tonto St. Jesus Came to Seek and Save the Lost Guest Speaker: Bro. Calvin Bowser Figueroa Church of Christ Los Angeles, CA OUR HARMONY We all have various tastes in music, but let us be harmonious - in one accord, as we sing to God, and edify one another. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:16). ARIZONA CHURCHES OF CHRIST RRFE Holy Land Tour 15 Day Tour of the Bible Lands September 1-15, 2012 Mike Scott & Jerry Lawlis (Director of the Red River Family Encampment) would like to invite you to a 15 day tour of the Bible Lands this September 1-15, This trip is all inclusive, all taxes, tips, entry fees, meals, 4 star hotels, air fare (from NY), transportation is included. We will spend 10 days in Israel, and 3 days in Jordan, with 2 days travel, there and back. This is a once in a lifetime, life-changing trip. You will never be able to read the Bible the same after this trip everything comes alive once you've seen it with your own eyes. If you are interested please contact: Mike Scott via for complete details Or visit the following website:

7 Christian Connections Keep this quick reference page handy for help when you need it. AZ Lectureship AZ national dinner day baptismal COMMITTEE Arree Walton, benevolence Nate Phillips, Building & grounds Fred Holloway, community outreach Rodney Staggers, deacons David Carrillo, Rayford Mitchell, Santiago Nuñez, Calvin Schexnayder, Brian Skirvin, Rodney Staggers, elders Fred Holloway, education Van Morrison, evangelism William Flowers, John Dunn, finance Rayford Mitchell, Cecil Neal, food assistance Nate Phillips, Pantry: Veronica Carrillo funerals Rollie Settles, Kitchen & Supplies Nate Phillips, media MINISTRY Bruce Hilton CDs/DVDs: Veronica Carrillo Newsletter: Valerie Mitchell ministers John Dunn, prison/jail ministry David Whitted secretary Sharmaine Arnold, sick/shut-in visitation Nate Phillips, singles COMMITTEE Freddie Dobbins, Rose Dobbins, sisters helping sisters Diane Dodson, transportation Vincent Ford Voices of Faith John Jones, youth MINISTRY Robert Harrell, zone program Zone Coordinator John Dunn, Executive Secretary Chris Bottari, Phone Commanders Sis. Dunn & Sis. Payne Zone A: S of US 60, E of I-10 Anthony Davis Van & Diane Dodson Zone B: E of Central, W of I-10, S of I-17 Garry & Kitty Walters Donald & Felisa Morehead Zone C: W of Central, E of 27th Ave, S of I-17 Juwan & Eve Dobbins Van & Cynthia Morrison Zone D: W of 27th Ave, S of I-10 Herb & Talitha Scruggs Bruce & Regina Hilton Zone E: N of I-10, W of 101 Robert & Monica Harrell Zone F: N of I-10, E of 101, W of I-17 Cecil Neal David Whitted Zone G: N & E of I-17, W of 51 David & Veronica Carrillo Ed Knox Zone H: E of 51, N of US-60 Gary Freeman Please notify Valerie Mitchell with any changes or updates to this information.

8 ARE YOU SEARCHING FORTruth? If so, let us know how we can assist you. I want to better understand the Church of Christ. I would like to have a personal Bible study in my home. I want to learn more about your Bible school and other programs. I would like to request prayer: I have a Bible question: I want to receive your monthly newsletter by I want to receive Tonto news and updates by I want to understand what God requires for salvation: Name: Address: Phone: Mail this form to, 1101 W. Tonto St., Phoenix, AZ God s Plan OF Salvation Because God is the Savior, only He has the authority to say what is required of us, to be forgiven of our sins and to be accepted into His family of the saved. The answer God gave through Peter in Acts 2 was the one answer given throughout the book of Acts, instructing people in their obedience to God. Even today, that answer has not changed. If we want to be forgiven, we must repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of our sins, and He will add us to His church (Acts 2:47). Hear the Gospel: Romans 10: 17 - So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Believe the Gospel: Mark 16: 16 - He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Repent of your sins: Acts 2: 38 - Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord: Romans 10: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Be baptized for the remission of your sins: Acts 22: 16 - And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord Tonto Street Church of Christ onto Church of Christ 1101 West Tonto Street Phoenix, AZ 85007

A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul. Explosion! MINISTERS: Merlon M. Thompson John Dunn (Assoc. Minister)

A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul. Explosion! MINISTERS: Merlon M. Thompson John Dunn (Assoc. Minister) onto Church of Christ SoulFOOD A Generous Helping Of Information To Fill The Hungry Soul June 2011 Summer YouTh TIMES OF ASSEMBLY SUNDAY: Bible Study...9:15AM Morning Worship...10:30AM Evening Bible Classes...5:00PM

More information

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband

More information

This booklet contains a message of love and hope. An exciting adventure awaits all who discover these life-changing truths.

This booklet contains a message of love and hope. An exciting adventure awaits all who discover these life-changing truths. This booklet contains a message of love and hope. An exciting adventure awaits all who discover these life-changing truths. The following four principles will help you discover how to know God personally

More information

INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan:

INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan: INSTRUCTIONS for nine month family memorization plan: 1. Eighteen scripture selections (two per month) will be memorized over the nine month period. 2. Three memorization levels are available for each

More information

THEME: God has a calling on the lives of every one of His children!

THEME: God has a calling on the lives of every one of His children! Devotion NT298 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Paul s First Missionary Journey THEME: God has a calling on the lives of every one of His children! SCRIPTURE: Acts 12:25 13:52 Dear Parents

More information

7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in all of life.

7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in all of life. Living Faith: Chapter 7 - "God's Church" Page 1 of 6 Living Faith - Chapter 7 - God's Church 7.1 The Church 7.1.1 The church is Christ together with his people called both to worship and to serve him in

More information

Shepherding School Notes

Shepherding School Notes Shepherding School Notes As you put a found sheep upon your shoulders, you need to lead them to a full understanding of the following subjects within the first month of your contact with them. 1. THE WAY

More information

CONFIRMATION VERSE SUGGESTIONS

CONFIRMATION VERSE SUGGESTIONS Joshua 1:9b Psalm 23:1 Psalm 25:4-5 Psalm 27:1 Psalm 46:1 Psalm 46:10a Psalm 100:2 Psalm 100:1-3 Psalm 100:5 Psalm 118:1 Psalm 119:105 Psalm 121:1-2 OLD TESTAMENT READINGS Be strong and courageous. Do

More information

Discover The God Who Believes In You

Discover The God Who Believes In You Discover The God Who Believes In You I AM LOVED The most basic fact of the Bible is that there is a God. He made everything that is, including you, and loves you with an everlasting love. God has loved

More information

GOD S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION ~ Are You Going to Heaven? You Can Know For Sure!

GOD S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION ~ Are You Going to Heaven? You Can Know For Sure! GOD S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION ~ Are You Going to Heaven? You Can Know For Sure! The Scriptures offer the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord. The following principles are given with the

More information

The Gospel Plan of Salvation

The Gospel Plan of Salvation The Gospel Plan of Salvation GOD S PART 1. The great love of God for man (John 3:16) 2. He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Saviour (Luke 19:10) 3. Sent the Holy Spirit as a guide (John 16:13) 4. Gave

More information

THE ORDER OF THE MASS

THE ORDER OF THE MASS THE ORDER OF THE MASS The first part of the Mass is about getting to know everyone and welcoming everyone to God s house. It s called the INTRODUCTORY RITES. Entrance Song We sing to celebrate that we

More information

NATIONAL BIBLE INSTITUTE

NATIONAL BIBLE INSTITUTE NATIONAL BIBLE INSTITUTE NBI'S FREE QUIZ... "BIBLE: Basic Information Before Leaving Earth" Please answer all questions contained in the test. You will be contacted within a few days with your results.

More information

Denver Baptist Church

Denver Baptist Church Denver Baptist Church 2016 Bible Reading Plan All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training that the man of God may be complete, equipped

More information

Getting to know you. Intro. Chapter pg 1a. Presentation of Mary Advent Anticipation. to God, and accepted his call.

Getting to know you. Intro. Chapter pg 1a. Presentation of Mary Advent Anticipation. to God, and accepted his call. Intro. Chapter pg 1a Seasonal Getting to know you Call To Faith 6th Grade Activities will be in your boxes with supply needed to develop the activities. Title Overview Scripture Chapter Words Activities

More information

In the Bible, Jesus said, I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10)

In the Bible, Jesus said, I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10) CONGRATS! CONGRATULATIONS! Taking the step of faith to follow Jesus Christ is the greatest step you will ever take. It s the one action that will allow you to experience new opportunities and gain a new

More information

And the Books Were Opened

And the Books Were Opened JUDGMENT DAY And the Books Were Opened 1 And the Books Were Opened Hebrews 9:27 INTRODUCTION: A. Have you thought of the reality of the judgment day? 1. Judgment day is a real day! 2. Judgment day is a

More information

Truth And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. - John 8:32

Truth And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. - John 8:32 Seeking the Truth And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. - John 8:32 Answer Key Introduction The following pages contain the answer key to the seven lesson Bible correspondence

More information

What is the Church? Matthew 16:18

What is the Church? Matthew 16:18 THE CHURCH What is the Church? 1 What is the Church? Matthew 16:18 INTRODUCTION: A. Matthew 16:18... And on this rock I will build My church. What is the church? 1. The prophets of old prophesied about

More information

Confirmation Faith Statement

Confirmation Faith Statement A is simply 1-2 paragraphs of what you believe about God, faith, Jesus, salvation, etc. Every Confirmation student will pick out a Confirmation verse as a basis of their faith statement. You can use one

More information

KNOWING GOD NEW BELIEVERS STUDY

KNOWING GOD NEW BELIEVERS STUDY NEW BELIEVERS STUDY TABLE OF CONTENTS BIBLE STUDY 1: SALVATION 1 BIBLE STUDY 2: FAITH AND ASSURANCE 4 BIBLE STUDY 3: POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 7 BIBLE STUDY 4: TRIALS 10 BIBLE STUDY 1: SALVATION SCRIPTURE

More information

(Leader and Reader Text) Vigil Service for a Deceased Serran with Lay Leader

(Leader and Reader Text) Vigil Service for a Deceased Serran with Lay Leader (Leader and Reader Text) Vigil Service for a Deceased Serran with Lay Leader Prayers, readings and the quotes below are taken from Order of Christian Funerals, approved for use in the Dioceses of the United

More information

Exploring Our Baptismal Promises. Lent 2015. Curated By Stephanie Pasch and Carole Joyce

Exploring Our Baptismal Promises. Lent 2015. Curated By Stephanie Pasch and Carole Joyce Exploring Our Baptismal Promises Lent 2015 Curated By Stephanie Pasch and Carole Joyce Explanation of Baptismal Promises When your child was baptized, the pastors read the following promises, or something

More information

How Does Jesus Save? The Significance of The Blood of Christ

How Does Jesus Save? The Significance of The Blood of Christ How Does Jesus Save? The Significance of The Blood of Christ 2 Introduction Jesus Saves... true, but how? He will save His people from their sins. (Mt 1:21) Are we saved... Because of our parents/ancestors?

More information

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security The idea for this study began a long time ago. Regardless of denomination, many, if not most Christians base what they believe

More information

_ Amen. Our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and

_ Amen. Our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and Funeral Service I *The ceremonies or tributes of social or fraternal societies have no place within the service. Baptized Christians should be buried from the Church. We begin in the name of the Father

More information

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life.

Closing Prayer. Pass around the bread. Ask each person to break off a chunk of bread and say: Thank you God, Bread of Life. Closing Prayer During the meal Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples and said, Take this and eat it. This is my body. Pass around the bread.

More information

Memory Verses for Kids

Memory Verses for Kids Memory Verses for Kids August 2013 Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Matthew 28:19 Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them

More information

God Gives You Standards for Living

God Gives You Standards for Living 70 Bible Ethics LESSON 5 God Gives You Standards for Living Imagine that you are considering buying a bicycle. In the shop you see a beautiful bicycle, just the kind you have always wanted. Of course you

More information

What Good Things Can We Do With the Tongue?

What Good Things Can We Do With the Tongue? TONGUE What Good Things Can We Do With the Tongue? 1 What Good Things Can We Do With the Tongue? 2 Timothy 1:13 INTRODUCTION: A. Lesson Texts: 1. 2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which

More information

God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide

God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide God: As He Wants You to Know Him Study Guide Week 1 (Sections 1-2, Chapters 1-3) Day 1 Read Chapter 1 and respond to the following questions: Why and how does the pursuit of knowing God lead to: o A right

More information

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25

Whereas I was Blind, Now I See. John 9: 1-11; 25 Whereas I was Blind, Now I See John 9: 1-11; 25 We all know that great hymn well: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I m found; was blind, but now

More information

THEME: The goodness of God leads us to repentance.

THEME: The goodness of God leads us to repentance. Devotion NT213 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: John the Baptist THEME: The goodness of God leads us to repentance. SCRIPTURE: Luke 3:1-22 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

with Children Sharing the Plan of Salvation By Cheryl Markland

with Children Sharing the Plan of Salvation By Cheryl Markland Sharing the Plan of Salvation with Children By Cheryl Markland Font: Whiz Bang For more information contact: Childhood Ministry Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (800) 395-5102 ext. 5646 Sharing

More information

GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER? (John 12:1-8)

GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER? (John 12:1-8) GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER? (John 12:1-8) Adapted from: www.sermonseeds.org/master%20index.htm For more downloadable teachings see: www.altogetherlovely.org (FREE TEACHINGS) Scripture taken from the HOLY

More information

For more information on this study guide/pamphlet go to : www.someonecaresministry.org.

For more information on this study guide/pamphlet go to : www.someonecaresministry.org. P a g e 1 P a g e 2 Search the Scriptures Study Guide Author s Note: The bible says in 1 John 4:1 that we should try (test) every spirit and every message to see whether it be of God. Please test this

More information

Sign of the Cross. 5 - Seven Sacraments. Thank you prayer Angel of God Grace before Meals. 6 - Nicene Creed. 7 - Beatitudes 1 - Hail Mary Glory Be

Sign of the Cross. 5 - Seven Sacraments. Thank you prayer Angel of God Grace before Meals. 6 - Nicene Creed. 7 - Beatitudes 1 - Hail Mary Glory Be (Lettrhd) Prayers and Major Concepts of the Catholic Religion Below is a list of prayers students need to learn at the appropriate grade level. Although people can and should pray in whatever way they

More information

6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK

6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK 6 DAY DEVOTION GUIDE FOR FASTING & PRAYER WEEK There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who

More information

PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE SESSION ONE HOW TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE When friends get together, they talk about their problems. Sometimes your friends will share with you about their own personal difficulties

More information

General Knowledge Ultimate Challenge BOOK 2 Gr. 5&6 Challenges 1-4

General Knowledge Ultimate Challenge BOOK 2 Gr. 5&6 Challenges 1-4 General Knowledge 1. Review what was learned in Book 1 a) How do we know the Bible is true? 4 answers, with verses - on pg. 11 b) What do I need to know about God? 4 answers, with verses - on pg. 32 c)

More information

Reprinted by permission from Book of Common Worship, 1993 Westminster/John Knox Press

Reprinted by permission from Book of Common Worship, 1993 Westminster/John Knox Press Reprinted by permission from Book of Common Worship, 1993 Westminster/John Knox Press INVITATIONS to CONFESSION of SIN If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if

More information

Preparing an Evangelistic Bible Lesson

Preparing an Evangelistic Bible Lesson Preparing an Evangelistic Bible Lesson 1 Preparing an Evangelistic Bible Lesson Prepare Your Heart Pray for yourself; ask God to speak to you through this Scripture passage. Pray for your students and

More information

1. And to exhort us to mold ourselves into a genuine model, of those early saints who "continued steadfastly in fellowship. A CALL TO FELLOWSHIP

1. And to exhort us to mold ourselves into a genuine model, of those early saints who continued steadfastly in fellowship. A CALL TO FELLOWSHIP A CALL TO FELLOWSHIP Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine & fellowship, in the breaking of bread, & in prayers. Notice the beauty & simplicity of the NT church. Vincent s

More information

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12

Praying Scripture. 1 Mark 1:35, Luke 6:12-13, Matthew 14:23, John 12:27-28 2 Hebrews 4:12 Praying Scripture For the word of God is living and active.... Hebrews 4:12, NIV The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16, NIV When you pray, do you ever wonder if you re doing

More information

Baptism: Should I be Baptized?

Baptism: Should I be Baptized? Baptism: Should I be Baptized? The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated

More information

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

More information

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

THE PLAN OF SALVATION THE PLAN OF SALVATION WHAT IS THE PLAN OF SALVATION? The plan of salvation* is God s plan for the happiness of His children. It is centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. If you will follow the teachings

More information

The Book of Ephesians

The Book of Ephesians The Book of Ephesians A study using 18 questions per chapter The purpose of this study is to find out What the Bible says. THE WORD FOR THE WORLD STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT by Bill DeLaughter Bill DeLaughter

More information

Level 2 Lesson 7. HEALING IS IN THE ATONEMENT By Andrew Wommack

Level 2 Lesson 7. HEALING IS IN THE ATONEMENT By Andrew Wommack Level 2 Lesson 7 HEALING IS IN THE ATONEMENT By Andrew Wommack Today s session is about healing and how it is part of what Jesus has already purchased for us. In Mark 2 and Luke 5 Jesus was teaching in

More information

Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work Sunday Morning Bible Study Lesson Three Acts 3:1-4:31

Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work Sunday Morning Bible Study Lesson Three Acts 3:1-4:31 Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work Sunday Morning Bible Study Lesson Three Acts 3:1-4:31 Jesus has returned to heaven before the very eyes of the astounded disciples. Matthias has been chosen to replace Judas.

More information

Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home

Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home Mission and Service Candle-Lighting Services for Worship and Home Introduction Here are two ideas for Advent candle-lighting: one for worship services and one to be used at home by your church families.

More information

Mission, Missions, Missionary

Mission, Missions, Missionary Mission, Missions, Missionary Daily Reading: Monday: Matthew 28:19-20 Tuesday: Matthew 28:19-20 Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 15 Thursday: 1 John 4 Friday: Matthew 4 Saturday: Matthew 10 Today we begin a study

More information

"God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20)

God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20) "God's Wisdom Revealed to All (Ephesians 3:7-20) by Rev. Jackie Stoneman Paul begins this chapter by reminding the Ephesians that he is in fact a prisoner. Because he has been preaching to the Gospel especially

More information

Pastoral Introduction. The Funeral Service. The Gathering. Structure. The Collect. The Funeral Service. Readings and Sermon.

Pastoral Introduction. The Funeral Service. The Gathering. Structure. The Collect. The Funeral Service. Readings and Sermon. The Funeral Service Pastoral Introduction This may be read silently by those present before the service begins. God s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious

More information

BYLAWS OF THE CORNERSTONE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER, INC

BYLAWS OF THE CORNERSTONE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER, INC BYLAWS OF THE CORNERSTONE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER, INC PREAMBLE Statement of Faith 1. God the King and the Holy Trinity WE BELIEVE that God is the Eternal1 King2. He is an infinite, omnipresent,

More information

TRAINING PRAYER LEADERS

TRAINING PRAYER LEADERS TRAINING PRAYER LEADERS SESSION ONE GUIDING OTHERS IN PRAYER Christian leaders are busy people. They are action-oriented people. As you lead and train others to lead, you will find your time taken doing

More information

Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith

Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith {Participant s Guide} Finding Confidence in Our Faith If you ve recently placed your faith in Jesus Christ, you are about to embark on

More information

International Bible Lessons Commentary Hebrews 1:1-14

International Bible Lessons Commentary Hebrews 1:1-14 International Bible Lessons Commentary Hebrews 1:1-14 New American Standard Bible International Bible Lessons Sunday, December 7, 2014 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday

More information

The heavens declare the glory of God without words (see Psalm 19). Most importantly beyond that fact God has spoken with words in the Bible in a

The heavens declare the glory of God without words (see Psalm 19). Most importantly beyond that fact God has spoken with words in the Bible in a International Bible Lessons Commentary Hebrews 1:1-14 English Standard Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, December 7, 2014 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School

More information

KNOWING GOD PERSONALLY

KNOWING GOD PERSONALLY KNOWING GOD PERSONALLY These four points explain how you can enter into a personal relationship with God and experience the life for which you were created... GOD LOVES YOU AND CREATED YOU TO KNOW 1HIM

More information

Philosophy of Youth Ministry

Philosophy of Youth Ministry Philosophy of Youth Ministry Matt Olson, Assistant/Youth Pastor Grace Baptist Church 900 W Northern Ave Taylorville, IL 62568 217-824-3405 youthofgrace.org pastormatt@youthofgrace.org Page 2 of 6 I. Table

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Devotion NT257 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus THEME: Jesus always has time for us! SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

HE DWELT AMONG US. THE GOSPEL OF JOHN LESSON 2 Chapter 1:19-51. The Beginning of Jesus Public Ministry

HE DWELT AMONG US. THE GOSPEL OF JOHN LESSON 2 Chapter 1:19-51. The Beginning of Jesus Public Ministry Lesson 2, page 1 HE DWELT AMONG US THE GOSPEL OF JOHN LESSON 2 Chapter 1:19-51 The Beginning of Jesus Public Ministry Very little is recorded about Jesus childhood in the scriptures. We are told, the Child

More information

A Growth Guide For New Believers NIV

A Growth Guide For New Believers NIV A Growth Guide For New Believers NIV 1993, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alpharetta, Georgia All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any

More information

Joy Scripture Verses In The New Testament

Joy Scripture Verses In The New Testament Joy Scripture Verses In The New Testament (Matthew 13:20) The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. (Matthew 13:44) "The kingdom

More information

TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS

TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS TRAINING WORSHIP LEADERS SESSION ONE LIVING FOR GOD S GLORY Junko is a gifted singer. She also loves to sing praise songs. So her small group leader asked Junko to use her talents and gifts by becoming

More information

2017 Arkansas Youth SAMPLE Bible Drill CYCLE 3 - GREEN

2017 Arkansas Youth SAMPLE Bible Drill CYCLE 3 - GREEN 2017 Arkansas Youth SAMPLE Bible Drill CYCLE 3 - GREEN This SAMPLE Drill has been prepared to: - assist leaders in seeing how a drill is conducted - guide leaders in preparing drills for practice - use

More information

Accountable To God. I Corinthians 3:9-15 (NKJV)

Accountable To God. I Corinthians 3:9-15 (NKJV) Message for THE LORD'S DAY MORNING, November 3,2013 Christian Hope Church of Christ, Plymouth, North Carolina by Reggie A. Braziel, Minister Accountable To God I Corinthians 3:9-15 (NKJV) Please turn with

More information

Jesus Teaches About Prayer

Jesus Teaches About Prayer CHAPTER 4 Jesus Teaches About Prayer Jesus prayed. He prayed for Himself, His disciples, and for future believers. He also taught about prayer. Prayer is our way of communicating with God whenever we want

More information

Life Group Leader Training Lesson One: Intro to Cell Ministry

Life Group Leader Training Lesson One: Intro to Cell Ministry Life Group Leader Training Lesson One: Intro to Cell Ministry We are excited about what God is doing in and through your life for His Kingdom! This Life Group Leadership Toolkit is designed to equip you

More information

TWO A DAYS BIBLE READING PLAN

TWO A DAYS BIBLE READING PLAN TWO A DAYS BIBLE READING PLAN WHY? The purpose of this study is to teach you how to read your Bible and pray. We hope that as you do this study the Lord gives you a desire to learn from His word. Each

More information

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Created for a Love Relationship

More information

Big Valley Grace Lay Counseling Ministry Application Process. Requirements and Responsibilities of a Lay Counselor

Big Valley Grace Lay Counseling Ministry Application Process. Requirements and Responsibilities of a Lay Counselor Big Valley Grace Lay Counseling Ministry Application Process It is a process! Please prayerfully and thoroughly complete this application. Lay Counseling is not for everyone, though you may have a heart

More information

Bible Doctrines I. Salvation, Eternal Security, Baptism, Repentance, Holiness, The Fear of the Lord, The Blood of Christ, and Forgiveness

Bible Doctrines I. Salvation, Eternal Security, Baptism, Repentance, Holiness, The Fear of the Lord, The Blood of Christ, and Forgiveness Bible Doctrines I Salvation, Eternal Security, Baptism, Repentance, Holiness, The Fear of the Lord, The Blood of Christ, and Forgiveness Eight Lessons Bible Study Course Study to shew thyself approved

More information

BIBLICAL EVANGELISM. IV. Christ s commissions to evangelize A. Matthew 28:18-20 B. Mark 16:15 C. Luke 24:46ff D. John 20:21 E.

BIBLICAL EVANGELISM. IV. Christ s commissions to evangelize A. Matthew 28:18-20 B. Mark 16:15 C. Luke 24:46ff D. John 20:21 E. BIBLICAL EVANGELISM I. Inadequate Views of Evangelism A. The proclamation of a redemption they have already been given - Denies need for personal conversion B. Presence with hurting needy people C. Meeting

More information

ORDER OF WORSHIP SERVICE

ORDER OF WORSHIP SERVICE ORDER OF WORSHIP SERVICE PROVIDENCE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FERC (Basement 1) 652 Yio Chu Kang Road Singapore 787076 Church Office and Library: 203 Hougang Street 21 #04-65 Singapore 530203 Website:

More information

1. the map about fear, worry, anxiety

1. the map about fear, worry, anxiety 1 FEAR, WORRY, ANXIETY and the GOD OF PEACE Introduction: Panic! 3 Possibilities: 1. We haven t studied parts of the map that speak to our struggle 2. We don t know how to apply the map s information in

More information

The Role of the Church in Today s Society

The Role of the Church in Today s Society CHURCH What is the Role of the Church in Today s Society? 1 The Role of the Church in Today s Society Ephesians 3:10 INTRODUCTION: A. Familiar sayings in threes... 1. Ready... Set... Go 2. Hop... Skip...

More information

THE SAME (Hebrews 13:8)

THE SAME (Hebrews 13:8) THE SAME (Hebrews 13:8) Adapted from: www.sermonseeds.org/master%20index.htm For more downloadable teachings see: www.altogetherlovely.org (FREE TEACHINGS) Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL

More information

The Precious Holy Spirit

The Precious Holy Spirit The Precious Holy Spirit One of the most precious and valuable gifts that God gave us, as believers, is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to dwell in each one of us the moment we became born again.

More information

The Invitation (Evangelism Brushup) ' = next PowerPoint slide

The Invitation (Evangelism Brushup) ' = next PowerPoint slide The Invitation (Evangelism Brushup) ' = next PowerPoint slide ' Intro: - Matt. 28:18-20 Great Commission, passed from generation to generation (2 Tim. 2:2) - from the time Jesus commissioned the apostles,

More information

KJV. King James Bible Study Correspondence Course An Outreach of Highway Evangelistic Ministries 5311 Windridge lane ~ Lockhart, Florida 32810 ~ USA

KJV. King James Bible Study Correspondence Course An Outreach of Highway Evangelistic Ministries 5311 Windridge lane ~ Lockhart, Florida 32810 ~ USA BAPTISM Lesson 3 Return pages 6 & 7 11 "Now That I Am Saved, Where Do I Start? Water baptism is an important step of obedience in the life of a Christian. At the beginning of this study, one must realize

More information

4/27/2014 Do You Love Me? 1

4/27/2014 Do You Love Me? 1 "Do You Love Me?" God loves us, and He wants each of us to love Him. Hello, I m Phil Sanders. And this is a Bible study, In Search of the Lord s Way. And today we re asking the question, What does love

More information

HOPE LIVES! We carry the HOPE of the World!

HOPE LIVES! We carry the HOPE of the World! HOPE LIVES! We carry the HOPE of the World! November 2010 Featured Teacher: Rick Warren, Saddleback Church (portions from videos on his book: Purpose Driven Life) Life Group Curriculum November 2010 Page

More information

No. Verse Reference GENESIS 1 Enoch walked with God. 5:24. 2 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 6:8

No. Verse Reference GENESIS 1 Enoch walked with God. 5:24. 2 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 6:8 KG (CLASS LKG & UKG) GENESIS 1 Enoch walked with God. 5:24 2 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 6:8 3 All the people on earth will be blessed through you. 12:3 4 Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

More information

9 marks of A Healthy New Testament Church. 1. Preaching. 2. Biblical Theology

9 marks of A Healthy New Testament Church. 1. Preaching. 2. Biblical Theology 9 marks of A Healthy New Testament Church 1. Preaching What is it? An expositional sermon takes the main point of a passage of Scripture, makes it the main point of the sermon, and applies it to life today.

More information

The Definition of Serving LESSON 10. Serve. What does it mean to serve? SECTION 1: Read Luke 4:8, Luke 17:8 and Romans 7:6. A Story of Serving

The Definition of Serving LESSON 10. Serve. What does it mean to serve? SECTION 1: Read Luke 4:8, Luke 17:8 and Romans 7:6. A Story of Serving Serve SECTION 1: A Story of Serving Read John 13:1-17 LESSON 10 Shortly before Jesus crucifixion, He celebrated the Passover with His disciples. Passover was the Jewish feast that commemorated God delivering

More information

Sharing the Gospel: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5!

Sharing the Gospel: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5! Sharing the Gospel: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5! Russ Reaves Immanuel Baptist Church Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5! 1. There is one necessity for sharing the Gospel The Holy Spirit

More information

SURE FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY LESSON 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE

SURE FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY LESSON 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE SURE FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY LESSON 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblos, which means book. The Bible that we have today is really a collection of books combined into

More information

The Gift and Role of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2

The Gift and Role of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2 The Gift and Role of the Holy Spirit Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Has Come Acts 2 is All About the Presence of God through the Spirit s Arrival Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began

More information

ACOG Ministry. What do we want to Build?

ACOG Ministry. What do we want to Build? ACOG Ministry What do we want to Build? What do you See when you See ACOG Worship Hospitality Family Worship Two Sunday Services One Auxiliary Service Bible Class Convention Revival Quarterly Prayer Service

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 Celebrant: My sisters and brothers, trusting in the love and mercy of Almighty God, we bring all our needs before him: 1. For Pope Benedict and all bishops,

More information

OUR LIFE WITH JESUS. Faith and Life Series 3. Third Edition

OUR LIFE WITH JESUS. Faith and Life Series 3. Third Edition OUR LIFE WITH JESUS Faith and Life Series 3 Third Edition Contents Note to Parents... 7 1. God Loves Us... 9 2. God Created the World... 13 3. Learning about God.... 17 4. The Promise of a Savior... 23

More information

FAITH IN GOD FOR B OYS. That they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

FAITH IN GOD FOR B OYS. That they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3 FAITH IN GOD FOR B OYS That they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3 My name is I AM A CHILD OF GOD I know Heavenly Father loves me, and I love Him. I can

More information

Scripture Memory Program

Scripture Memory Program Scripture Memory Program Psa. 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Nothing enriches the spiritual life of the believer more than the discipline of Bible memory.

More information

Bible Passages of Comfort, Hope and Strength

Bible Passages of Comfort, Hope and Strength Bible Passages of Comfort, Hope and Strength But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth

More information

How to. in the LORD. by Jeff Doles. David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30.6 KJV)

How to. in the LORD. by Jeff Doles. David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30.6 KJV) How to Encourage Yourself in the LORD by Jeff Doles David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30.6 KJV) DAVID AND HIS BAND OF SOLDIERS HAD JUST RETURNED HOME TO ZIKLAG, only to find that

More information

Belonging to God: A First Catechism

Belonging to God: A First Catechism Belonging to God: A First Catechism Approved by the 210 th General Assembly (1998) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Question 1. Who are you? I am a child of God. Question 2. What does it mean to be

More information

1 The Structure of the Bible

1 The Structure of the Bible 1 1 The Structure of the Bible MEMORIZE: 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: G od

More information

Spiritual Assessment and Personal Growth Plan

Spiritual Assessment and Personal Growth Plan Spiritual Assessment and Personal Growth Plan Dear Parkside Member, The following pages contain a spiritual assessment that I would encourage you to complete. After you complete the assessment, you will

More information