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Newsletter Issue #08  --  March 14, 2017 


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In today's newsletter:

1) Children's Message:
Egg-Actly the Problem

2) Don't Steal . . .
Awe Factor of God


1) Egg-Actly the Problem

“God doesn’t look at things like humans do. Humans see only what is visible to the eyes, but the LORD sees into the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7(CEB).

Focus: God Sees the Heart

Bible references: 1 Samuel 16:7 

Props: In a bag place a Bible; plastic eggs*; small crosses; plate; candy.

*Before presenting, make a mixture of something rotten to look at, such as dirt mixed with ketchup, soy sauce, oil, gravel, etc. Spoon “rotten” mixture into half of one of the colorful plastic eggs, and then tightly close the egg. Place one of the crosses inside a second plastic egg. You can cut your own crosses from red foam fabric. Make sure the egg colors are different so you can remember which one contains the cross! Keep the two eggs separate from the other eggs in the bag.

(Remove the two separate eggs and the plate from the bag. Place the eggs on the plate.)

Say, “What do you suppose are in these eggs?” (Receive answers.)

“I sure do hope my favorite chocolate is in them! Let’s take a look!”

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2) Don't Steal . . . Awe Factor of God

This semester our Children's Ministry is studying "God's Top Ten--Understanding God's Love in the Ten Commandments." 

This week we are covering the 8th commandment, "Don't steal." However, I will add to the existing lesson a Youtube video, "The Awe Factor of God," by Francis Chan. (If you haven't watched it, you must!) I will ask the children what they think are the reasons people steal, and then ask them what they think the video has to do with the commandment. I will receive their answers, and then read Matthew 6:19-21 and 25-34. (These verses show us the things we value in life reveal our heart's desire; and they speak to God's promise to care for his children.) I am hoping the children will come to the conclusion that our All-powerful God, the one who created the entire, incomprehensible cosmos, has promised to provide all of our needs. Our great God can be trusted! We can obey the 8th commandment, "Don’t steal," because God has promised to take care of us. 

Bottom line: Stealing is believing that God can't be trusted. The Bible says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). We don’t need to steal, because God has promised to give us everything we need!  

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