The New You Express

The New You Express

You were taught  to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24) All aboard The New You Express! What excitement as we prepare for a ‘new’ beginning! So many unanswered questions for the adventurous among us. Of course, all the ‘new’ gadgets, devices, games, clothes, toys. A brand ‘new’ year with ‘new’ hairstyles, opportunities, sports, activities, friends! All this kind of newness will soon become the ‘old’. However, if you know or get to know JESUS as your personal Savior and LORD~each day will be totally ‘new’!...

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ADVENT In Action Week Four

ADVENT In Action Week Four

JESUS – an excellent, powerful, and glorious name!

Luke 1:31 says:

“You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”

What’s your name? Is that the name your grandma and grandpa call you? Your teachers, friends and coaches? How about uncles, aunts or neighbors?

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ADVENT In Action Week Three

ADVENT In Action Week Three

On bended knee more, more and MORE…“On coming to the house, they [wise men] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” We learned the discipline of bowing in week 2! JESUS is The King of all kings! Let’s continue this practice of bowing at least three times a day to thank, praise, and worship GOD as we consider the magnificent, wonderful, never-ending, everlasting love of GOD in that HE HIMself came to earth in human form to save us. We show honor and respect in bowing. Now, with thanksgiving to God in our hearts, our bodies are made low, let’s bow our words, affections, desires and appetites, treasures and talents,...

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ADVENT In Action Week Two

ADVENT In Action Week Two

ADVENT In Action Healthy, Safe, Peace-filled December! Advent is Going … thanks! Jesus who is king of all kings; He is God Himself ; yet, shows humility by leaving His throne, home, and Father to become a tiny, helpless, human baby during this holy season! Imagine a king doing that for you, for all the world! Yes, everyone! That’s what Jesus did because he loves us! Think of some ways you will not brag or boast about yourself. Actions you can take to show humility and wanting to be more like Jesus. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of...

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ADVENT In Action Week One

ADVENT In Action Week One

Advent Week One “On coming to the house, they [wise men] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” We celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas, but Jesus is always coming to us. The heart of Jesus is to come and love us, always. Enjoy this fun way to celebrate Jesus coming to you today and everyday. We encourage kids to reproduce this Jesus Coming activity and add or draw your own pictures next to words that speak to you. Advent week one starts with love from God and Jesus. “Beloved, let us love one another 1 John 4:7 God helps us to prepare our hearts, minds , bodies, and spirits for celebrating JESUS’ birth in the season...

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Get an Attitude of Gratitude!

Get an Attitude of Gratitude!

Be Grateful! Distribute or design your own blank calendar templates for recording daily gratitude goals/plans to express grateful hearts. Discuss with your family and friends how these acts demonstrate a thankful heart. Be grateful! Get an attitude-gratitude! Get an Attitude of Gratitude! Goal: “Every day I will praise YOU, O GOD.” (Psalm 145:2) Example: Smile every morning/during the day/night, tell GOD what you thank HIM for, write a thank you note to parents, grandparents, neighbor, teacher, church/community worker, take a walk, and observe God’s creation or changes in nature. Let GOD know what you appreciate most! SHOUT it aloud. Be grateful! Get an attitude-gratitude! What are your ideas for praising GOD EVERY day? Grateful ♥️ Talking...

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