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MAY Week 3 / / Fear Get Out Of Here

The Big Point

Fear Get Out Of Here

Today we learned about a lot of silly fears. For example, Nomophobia: Fear of not having mobile phone access. Lutraphobia: Fear of otters, and Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words. But we also learned, "God didn't give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves." (2 Timothy 1:7 NIRV).

One day Jesus told his disciples to sail to the other side of the sea of Galilee while Jesus went to a place where He could be alone to pray. A storm came upon the disciples while they were still crossing, and they saw Jesus walking by them on the water. At first they thought it was a ghost! But Jesus told them not to be afraid, and that it was actually Him. So Peter asked to come and walk on the water too, and Jesus told him to come out on the water. Peter stepped out of the boat and began walking on water towards Jesus! But when Peter heard the wind, saw the waves and took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink. Jesus caught him, and brought him back to the boat asking, "why did you doubt?"

There is a saying that the Bible tells us to not be afraid 365 times in the Bible. This is actually not true, it only says it 119 times. However, in order for something to be true and good, God only has to say it once. Let's trust God, and live our lives bravely knowing that God is with us!

 

Big Questions

1.    Why did Peter start to sink?

2.    What is the scariest thing you had to do and how did you get through it?

3.    What are some ways that you can get fear out and trust in God when you start to feel scared about something?

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MAY Week 2 / / Mothers Day

The Big Point

MOTHERS DAY

Today we learned about two mothers in the Bible: Hannah the mother of Samuel the prophet, and Mary the mother of Jesus. Moms are amazing!!! They have a huge responsibility to raise their children, and we love them for it. Moms come in all shapes and sizes, talents and abilities but no matter what we can always find something awesome about our moms to thank them. 

Ephesians 6:1-3 says, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother'—which is the first commandment with a promise— 'so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'” Lets love and honor our moms today and every day so that we can be a blessing to them, and so that we can be blessed by God with an awesome and long life!!!

 

Big Questions

1.    Who was Hannah and what is her story?

2.    What is your favorite thing to do with your mom?

3.    What is something special you can do for your mom? I'll give you a hint - it involves two arms and a loving heart

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MAY Week 1 / / Doing Faith

The Big Point

FAITH DOES. When you have faith in a chair to hold you, you sit in it. When you trust someone to catch you in a trust fall, you can fall into them. But sometimes we put our faith in people and they let us down. Its no surprise though, people aren't perfect. God however, is perfect! We can always put our faith and trust in Him to do what only He can do.

Abraham was a man of faith. He was told by God that his descendants would make a great nation, one that was so huge they would be as uncountable as the stars. Abraham believed God. Then, when he was was super old and still didn't have any children, God visited him. God told him that he and his super old wife Sarah would have a child named Isaac. It's impossible for old people to have babies, so they thought God was joking, but sure enough they had a child!

People have faith in unseen forces around us every day. We trust gravity to pull things to the ground when we drop them, and the laws of aerodynamics to hold us when we fly on airplanes. If we can trust in these unseen forces, how much more can we trust in God who we also can't see? Just because we don't see Him, doesn't mean we can't see His effects in our lives.

Big Questions

1.    What are some ways we can "do" our faith?

2.    What is something else we can't see, but we know is there?

3.    What was Abraham's son's name?

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