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March 20, 2012

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1) Teaching Plans on Samuel
2) Seeing God in TV Commercials
3) Lasting Beauty on the Inside

4) Open the Door to Blessing

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1) Teaching Plans on Samuel

> Do you have any interesting teaching plan [on Samuel] for preschoolers?

When planning lessons it is a good idea to know why you want to teach it. Is there something about Samuel's life that you want to get across to your children? What is it? What do you want your children to learn?


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Seeing God in TV Commercials

A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look At TV commercials and see if they could use them in 20 ways 
To communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:

God is like BAYER ASPIRIN, He works miracles. 

God is like A FORD, He's got a better idea.

God is like COKE, He's the real thing. 

God is like HALLMARK CARDS, He cares enough to send His very best. 

God is like TIDE, He gets the stains out others leave behind. 

God is like GENERAL ELECTRIC, He brings good things to life.

God is like WAL-MART, He has everything.

God is like ALKA-SELTZER, try Him, you'll like Him.

God is like SCOTCH TAPE, you can't see Him, but you know He's there.

God is like DELTA, He's ready when you are.

God is like ALLSTATE, you're in good hands with Him. 

God is like VO-5 Hair Spray, He holds through all kinds of weather. 

God is like DIAL SOAP, aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did?

God is like the U.S. POST OFFICE, neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination. 

God is like Chevrolet, He's the heart beat of America. 

God is like Maxwell House, good to the very last drop. 

God is like B o u n t y, He is the quicker picker upper; can handle the tough jobs; and won't fall apart on you. 

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Lasting Beauty on the Inside?

> our theme this year is beauty inside out. we want to teach the kids that 
> lasting beauty...comes from the heart

One visual idea is to decorate two boxes, one plain the other fancy. In the plain one place something children really like, such as candy. In the fancy box place rocks. Ask children, "By the looks of these boxes, which one do you suppose has the best gift inside?" (Discuss their answers) After a few minutes choose two volunteers to unwrap the boxes. 

Before moving on to your lesson, present two more boxes, one fancy, one plain, but this time switch the contents. This continues the point that we should not judge the outward appearance of anyone, because God said, "...Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7. 









4) Open the Door to Blessing

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...” (Ecclesiastes 9:10, NIV) 

Did you know that when we do something to the best of our ability because we want to honor God, it opens the door to His glory and blessing? That means it will be easier, it will go better, and we will accomplish more. 

That’s why no matter what we do, we should give it our best. This is especially true even in the little things. For example, when we’re doing the dishes or mowing the lawn, don’t drag around sour and frustrated. 

Mow with enthusiasm! Mow it like we’re on a mission from God. With every step, thank God that our legs work. 

Thank Him that we’re healthy and strong. At the office, we don’t just do enough to get by. We’re not working unto people, we’re working unto God. 

It is imperative with our whole heart. When we volunteer at church, we should not wake up and think, “Awe, man. 

Why did I volunteer? I want to sleep in!” No, we must serve Him with all our heart because that's what honors God. When we honor God, He’ll honor us. 

He’ll give us His life, peace, health and blessing now and forevermore! We must be blessed to be a blessing! 

Today’s prayer: Father God, thank You for Your hand of blessing on my life. I choose today to serve You with my whole heart and do everything to the best of my ability. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Allesa R. - Copyright 2012


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