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Newsletter Issue #01  --  January 2, 2018 

 

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Happy New Year dear teachers! 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 

Let this be our prayer for 2018--to be filled with God's love, hope, and joy, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit! 

In today's newsletter I've included three New Year's Bible lessons to get your children's ministry off to a great start. Please, click here to SHARE this page with your friends, teachers, and pastor.


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P.S. You can also find more New Year's resources on our home page.

 
 
 

OLD vs. NEW

Discussion starter:
Weíre welcoming in another New Year. As such, let's discuss OLD and NEW.

1) What new things did you receive for Christmas? or did you meet new people, make new friends, etc.?
2) Is new always better than old? Why or why not?
3) How might old be better than new? (Old friends, loved ones, storybooks, pets, etc.)
4) How is new sometimes better than old? 

(Show children a Bible and how itís divided into the Old and New Testaments.)

Godís Word, the Bible, is divided into old and newóthe Old Testament and the New Testament. The word testament means covenant or an agreement. The Old and New Testaments are Godís written Word, his agreement with his people, meaning it is for those who trust and follow him. The Old Testament was written before Jesus came to earth. Itís the story of Godís people, prophecies, and promises. We learn of the first people, Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God and how they and all people born after them were separated from God because of their disobedience. As a result, all living things dieópeople, animals, and plants. In the Old Testament, we learn of . . . Get a New Year's Bible lesson for children.

 
 
 

Epiphany: What Will You Bring?

Epiphany is observed on January 6, twelve days after Christmas, to remember the kings who came to worship King Jesus and who brought him three gifts--gold, frankincense, and myrrh--following his divine birth. 

The magi were looking for King Jesus to bring him gifts to worship him. They were willing to risk their own lives in order to honor Jesus. Get our Epiphany Lesson.

 
 
 

God's Resolutions

Begin class time discussing the meaning of a resolution---the root word, "resolute," means determined, firm, purposeful, strong-willed, courageously steadfast. Then play God's Resolutions, below.

When people make New Year's resolutions they are stating firm promises to accomplish something good in their lives. New Year's resolutions are sometimes just silly fun, like promising to never eat Brussel Sprouts! Most times resolutions are more meaningful, such as promising to quit a sinful habit to improve your health, or to control your tongue so as not to offend others, or to do something helpful for others. But, more often than not, New Year's Resolutions are not easily kept. So what's wrong? Why is it so difficult to make and keep our promises to do better for ourselves and others? 

If you're not a child of God, changing sinful habits is very difficult, if not impossible. So don't wait another minute, start the New Year out right. 

Ask Jesus to forgive . . . get this New Year's Lesson for Kids.

 

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