5) Help Kids Understand the Holy Spirit?
Hi and thanks for this wonderful internet resource. My name is Robert Kaduyu. I am a Ugandan student in Makerere University. I am in my 4th year in the College of Health Sciences, doing a bachelors degree in medicine and surgery.
Most importantly for now, the Lord has blessed me with a passion to reach out to all His people with the gospel message and to also tell them that he is coming back soon; so - "People get ready, Jesus is coming soon to take His own home".
For the kids (for whom he gave the passion most recently), His unwavering message remains: Let the little ones come to me and do not hinder them. Also: "Teach children in the way they should go, and they grow, they will not depart from it".
It's still a new experience for me. Today is Pentecost Sunday, so, I would like to ask how you can really communicate to children about the Holy
Spirit. any ideas please.
On the contribution issue, i may start soon _ i will keep you posted on that. May God bless you. (firstname.lastname@example.org )
--from SSTN: Hi Robert, Check out our lesson on the "Holy
Spirit: Our Helper, Counselor, Keeper." You can access it from
Anytime Bible Talks and Sermons section at: http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/lessons-Bible.html
God bless YOU in your ministry to children!
7) God's True Name?
I know that Jesus is the name given to us by which we can be saved and I know that there are a lot of names for God that describe his character but what is God’s true name?
SSTN: When Moses asked God what he should call him, God said, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: `I AM has sent me to you.' "
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, `The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation."
"I Am" (Yahweh) is the covenant name of God. It is no mistake that
Jesus referred to himself in these same terms:
"Before Abraham was I am." (John 8:58)
"I am the bread of life" (John 6:35,48,51).
"I am the light of the world" (John 8:12).
"I am the gate/door of the sheep" (John 10:7,9).
"I am the good shepherd" (John 10:11,14).
"I am the resurrection, and the life" (John 11:25).
"I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6).
"I am the true vine" (John 15:1,5).
For an in-depth lesson series on the names
of God, check out "His
Name Shall Be Called..." at:
8) Christmas musicals?
Can anybody recommend some companies or publishers that carry excellent contemporary Christmas musicals? Thank you in advance.
--from SSTN: Lillenas Publishing, Kathie Hill, or Instant
Christmas Pageants are excellent resources. You can find them in our
affiliate bookstore by typing their names into the search box at: http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/bookstore.html
For anyone else responding, make sure you include ISBN for our affiliate
you can find our freebies at: http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/skits-Christmas.html
9) Maryam & Marzieh: Acquitted and Free!
Fourteen months after they were arrested for their Christian faith and activities, Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh have been acquitted of all charges by the Iranian judicial authorities. However, they were warned that any future Christian activity in Iran will be seriously dealt with.Today, Saturday May 22, 2010, they left Iran and arrived safely in another country. Sam and Lin Yeghnazar, founders of Elam Ministries and spiritual parents to Maryam and Marzieh, met them at the airport. It was a tearful reunion.
"It was very emotional when we first saw them," said Lin Yeghnazar, "Now, we want to see them rest and recover." Maryam and Marzieh are eager to thank Christians who have been praying for them. "We are most grateful to everyone who prayed for us," Marzieh said, "I have no doubt that God heard the prayers of His people." Maryam added, "I believe our arrest, imprisonment and subsequent release were in the timing and plan of God, and it was all for His glory. But the prayers of people encouraged and sustained us throughout this ordeal."
Both young women have shown exceptional courage, daring to tell an Islamic judge that they would never deny their faith in Christ. When Sam Yeghnazar told them their example had encouraged countless people around the world, they were quick to respond, "We are frail human beings with many weaknesses. The honour and glory go to God who has kept and used us, although we don't know why He has chosen us. All the glory goes to Him."
Maryam and Marzieh were arrested in March 2009 because of their Christian faith and were repeatedly placed under great pressure to recant and deny Jesus Christ. They faced repeated interrogations, weeks in solitary confinement, and unhealthy prison conditions. Both became seriously sick during their imprisonment and did not receive the treatment they needed which greatly increased their suffering. Senior judges and officials also intimidated them.
Despite this, they remained faithful to Jesus Christ and did not deny Him. After their conditional release from prison in November 2009, they have had a very trying six months waiting for their case to be heard in an Islamic court where they could have been sentenced to prison again. "We have seen the Lord do miracles over and over again. He kept us and gave us favour in prison, and sustained us during a very difficult period of waiting for our final trial," said
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