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Issue #46 - December 22, 2009              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus

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1) Merry CHRISTmas SSTN!
My Credit Score 
3) Bible Bumpers Game
Signing For More Interesting Class

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5) Keeping Christ in Christmas--what is it?
A Backup Plan If God Doesn't Come Through
7) A Christmas Miracle
8) Meaning of a Merry Christmas?
9) Thailand Mission Trip...come along!

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1) Merry CHRISTmas SSTN!

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My Credit Score 

If my life was a credit report and I was trying to obtain salvation based on my score, I wouldn't get it. 

My history shows that I've been delinquent in praise, past due in prayer, my worship has been in collections and I've missed a few payments (tithes) or only paid half (you know how we put $20 in the basket and feel like we've done God a favor). 

Not to mention that my debt (sin) to income (blessings) ratio is too high. 

BUT I thank God that I was able to file bankruptcy (repentance) and it cleared me of all of my debt (sin). Now I have a signer (Jesus) whose score is FLAWLESS... Not one blemish (sin) on his report. 

So now...I QUALIFY for EVERYTHING! Most importantly I've inherited eternal life and I didn't have to put one penny down. 

All of my closing costs were covered when Jesus laid down His life for me! I hear that my future home has all of the upgrades too. Hardwood floors? Please! I'll be walking on gold! 

Thank You Lord for Your unmerited mercy, grace & favor!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight... In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding ... Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory." 
Ephesians 1:3-14



3) Bible Bumpers Game

The Bible Bumpers game can be used with a variety of Bible stories and a wide age range of children. To learn how to play
Bible Bumpers, go to the Anytime Bible Games page at:

4) Signing For More Interesting Class

> I would like to make my Sunday school class more interesting. 
> Last week we had a bible song with hand motions/gestures. I 
> would like to incorporate more of these into the childrenís praise
> and worship time as they really enjoyed it.

Had you thought of using signing? Sign language, that is. We have used it and it was a really powerful experience. Also, much of sign language is the same across the world, regardless of the language spoken, because it is based on the meanings of words, not the sounds of those words. There are some excellent DVDs of children's Christian songs using signing. 

Frances UK

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5) Keeping Christ in Christmas--what is it?

The angels declared it. The shepherds believed it. The magi followed it. Mary pondered it...

To read what "it" is, look for Keeping Christ in Christmas at:

6) A Backup Plan If God Doesn't Come Through

When you try to figure out in your mind how God is going to do something, then you are not trusting. God never told us that faith required us to figure it out; rather faith requires us to rely on the truth and integrity of Godís Word. Most Christians try to figure out how we are going to get what we have asked God for...Our figuring it out, is our back up plan, just in case God does not come through. Any time that you have a backup plan for God...

To read the rest of this lesson,
look for, Trust Is Not Figuring It Out, in our Teens and Adult Lessons section at:


7) A Christmas Miracle

Hello all!

I received a miracle for Christmas. I have been battling head/neck/shoulder pain for a few months. On Tuesday I became so dizzy I could not stand, and when lying down if I looked left or moved I was sick. To the hospital I went. On Thursday they sent me to a bigger hospital for MRI. My left vertebral artery was blocked...a stroke. However, I lost no function! Just a horrible pain and dizziness that comes and goes a bit now. I am finally home today from the hospital. The doctor was amazed when she walked into my room after seeing my scan that I had no deficiencies. Only a Christmas miracle, answered prayer, explains this, and I am telling all who will listen. I am SO thankful to Him! 

Please join us in praising God for this miracle, during the season of the miracle of Jesus' birth, which makes mine possible and so much more. God bless!


--from SSTN: that IS wonderful news! Make sure you post your praise to the Prayer Board too (link at the bottom of this newsletter).


Meaning of a Merry Christmas?

What does having a Merry Christmas mean to you? Please share your thoughts and insights.

9) Thailand Mission Trip...come along!

Hi Teachers,

Follow me and my missions team as we go to Thailand:

Dana ~
(Sarah Keith's daughter)

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