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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Find the Solution in the Thanks Tank!

Find the Solution in the Thanks Tank!

“For God, Who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest . . . Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:10-15 (TLB). Yes, God will give us much so that we can give away much! When we take our gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for His [our] help. Thanksgiving to our GOD continues into Advent/December (and forever) for the greatest Gift—His Son, our Savior and Lord JESUS CHRIST, JESUS be exalted, glorified, and magnified as we bow down and worship! Yes, let us adore and make room for HIM, CHRIST the LORD! Joy to the...

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Thankful Tree

Thankful Tree

Falling Into Gratitude “It is a good thing to give thanks to The LORD…” Psalm 92:1 Banner: “Thankful tree, falling into gratitude.” Focus: Think of 3 people or blessings for which you can be thankful. Some falls are just FUN…piles of leaves, pillows, comforters, clothes… Preschool-kindergarten Students think of 3 people or things for whom or for which they are thanking GOD (i.e. dad/mom/family; favorite food; singing; pets; ). Write your list and use photos, magazine pictures, etc. of your list. Now, write them on a practice sheet. Parents, family, teacher, or helper checks students’ list for accuracy and neatness. Students are then given leaf-shaped paper to color and write the names of 3 people or things for which they can be thankful. Glue or...

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Truth or Tricks!

Truth or Tricks!

The Truth we fall for JESUS-HE never LEAVES GOD has all power, wisdom, strength, might, and authority! Did you know there are some things God can’t and won’t do? YES, that’s right! He always tells the truth. One of GOD’s names is ‘Truth’. The true and living LORD is not like humans and our enemy Satan. GOD never ever lies! Imagine you have been promised a long-awaited deep desire by this special Someone who loves you, tells you the truth/whole truth, and has your best interest at heart at all times. This Someone knows you so well, He knows what is in your heart and mind. He knows exactly what is ideal for you! He is an eternal, true Promise Keeper with an outstanding, excellent, perfect track record having kept all of HIS many promises from the...

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God-given Dream, Vision, and Goal(S)!

God-given Dream, Vision, and Goal(S)!

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions”. Joel 2:28 “I have a dream” are perhaps the most quoted and memorable words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. God wants those words to be yours and mine as well. Do you have an idea, desire, or concern that keeps getting your attention? Is there something you can begin to do that improves the lives of others? An issue, challenge, or project that’s ‘pulling’ on your heart’? Pray about this and start seeking God’s wisdom, direction, and guidance! Ask GOD to help you discuss this with your parents, guardians, and...

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