love October! At the school where I taught October was designated Missions
Month, and every year brought fresh revelations. Each class would choose a
different country to study for the month. If anyone knew missionaries from
that country, they were contacted. At the end of the month, all the elementary
students, dressed as though they were from “their” country, and there was
a Parade of Nations through the halls of the school. As the children grew
older, they went on mission trips of their own and loved to return and share
the parade, parents would join the class to celebrate their country, often
with authentic food or crafts. . . . Read
Creation Tells of Jesus
what I brought with me today. (Show leaves of different colors and shapes).
These are some leaves I found while out walking. During this time of
year the countryside has been painted by God with beautiful colored leaves:
some yellow, some orange or red, and some brown and gold.
What season of the year do these leaves tell us it
is? (Autumn.) Have you ever wondered why trees loose their leaves? I think it
is because Jesus wants to give them a new pair of clothes and they need a rest
from holding on to the old ones all year long. Have you ever tried to hold on
to a leaf for a whole year? Do you think you would get tired, too? Jesus knows
we get tired, so he gave us a day of rest. We use that day to rest and thank
God for all he has done for us. Read
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Ask children to think of scary words or
things that scare them. When you say go, have them shout them out
"Oh my those are scary words! But there are much scarier words
in the Bible than those, and Jesus said them! Let me read them to
Read Matthew 7:21-23 from a child-friendly Bible.
do you suppose we must do to keep from being sent away from Jesus?
The Bible tells us we must turn from our sin and turn to God. We are
to say with our mouths, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in
our hearts that God raised him from the dead."
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picks you from the pumpkin patch and brings you into his home. He washes off
all the dirt on the outside that you got from being around all the other
pumpkins. He cuts off the top and takes out all the yucky stuff on the
inside. He removes the seeds of sinfulness and carves you a new smiling
face. He puts his light inside of you to shine for all to see.
can either stay outside and rot on the vine or have Jesus come inside
and become something new and bright!
SHINE for Jesus! God
loves you so much! He sent Jesus, his only son, to earth to take the
punishment for the wrong things you do. If you believe in Jesus and follow
him, you will never die, but have everlasting life.
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