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Scripture at Sunrise 2.28.2018

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” -Psalm 127:4

You are as much serving God in training your own children, as you would be if you lead an army to battle for the Lord. -Charles Spurgeon

Music Recommendation

Sovereign Grace Ministries just released a new kids CD, this one based on the book of Proverbs.  Their purpose in making kids albums is exemplary and should be commended.  Bob Kauflin stated it best on his blog:

While the number of “worship CDs” for children has increased exponentially in recent years and may have reached a saturation point, many of them assume that kids are already Christians. One of our aims in making kids’ albums is to help parents raise children in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord.” We write most of the songs in a way that proclaims truth rather than simply being an expression of a child’s heart.

This approach can make the album sound less “worshipful,” but in the long run, we think it better represents what’s happening when kids sing. They’re memorizing words that will hopefully influence the way they view God, themselves, and the world. While there’s certainly a place for kids singing songs of praise to God directly (Mt. 21:16.), music is also a tool to teach teach kids truths about God, God’s Word, how we’re relate to him and each other, and most importantly, who Jesus is and what he did to rescue us from our sin.

You can buy the CD for $12 from the Sovereign Grace online store, or download the MP3 album for $9. You can also hear samples at the Sovereign Grace Music site, and download a free song, “Lazy Bones.”

Vacation Bible School

Thompson Road Baptist Church has invited our kids to join them for their Vacation Bible School! 
Monday, June 21-Friday, June 25
7:00-9:00 p.m.
4 years old – Teens

Emphasizing the unique preeminence, priority, and power of God’s Word in our lives.
Bible B.A.S.I.C.s:
Book of Books:  the unique character and nature of the Bible
Absolute Authority of the Bible because God is its Author
Salvation Story revealed in the Bible
Impact and Influence of the Bible on the history of the world and on our lives
Challenge of the Bible for each of us:  LOVE, LEARN, LIVE it!

[Read a little bit more about the material, if you’re interested!]

Kids Class (3.11.09)

Kids’ Own Worship
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man
Mark 7:31-37
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We learned:
*Jesus healed a man who could not hear or speak.
*Everything Jesus does is good.
*We can trust Jesus to work good in our lives.
*Ephphatha=be opened

We sang with Mrs. Janna! 

What to review:
1. Where did Jesus go after He healed the woman’s daughter?
     Decapolis (which stands for the Ten Towns)
2. Who did the people bring to Jesus?
     A man who was deaf and mute.
3. Where did Jesus take the man?
     Away from the crowd.
4. How did Jesus heal the man?
     He placed His fingers in the man’s ears; He spit and touched the man’s tongue.Key verse:
“They were completely amazed and said, ‘Everything He does is good! He even heals people who cannot hear or talk.‘”  -Mark 7:37


A Note from Sarah:
It’s so easy for me to just read over something like this because Jesus healed so many people. But I have to stop and remind myself how miraculous this is and that it is something only our omnipotent Savior could do. I hope to convey the amazingness of this miracle to your children. And may God open our spiritual ears to hear His voice. “O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace…Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ; ye blind, behold your Savior come, and leap, ye lame, for joy.” 

Oodles of Love in Christ, who is music to my sinful ears,
Psalm 19:14

*Please note that the Little Lifers Kids Choir Sunday will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Kids Class Review 3.4.09

Kids’ Own Worship
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A Gentile Woman’s Faith
Mark 7:1-30
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We learned:
-God looks at what is in our heart.
-Jesus came to save all types of people.
-The Gentile woman had faith.
-We are Gentiles.

We sang: with Mrs. Janna!

What to review:
1. Why did the Jewish leaders criticize Jesus?
     His disciples did not wash their hands the right way according to the Jewish laws.
2. What did Jesus say was more important—the outside or inside of a person?
     The inside—-the heart.
3. What did the Gentile woman ask Jesus to do for her?
     To heal her daughter from the evil spirit.
4. Why did Jesus help the Gentile woman?
     Because of her faith.
5. Jew vs. Gentile
6. What each of these represented:
    Children: Jews / Dogs: Gentiles / Crumbs: Jesus’ Message
7. The Map on the back of the paper (if you’re on the blog, see me Sunday to get a copy)
(The Lesson:  I don’t go word-for-word here and I add my own stuff, but you’ll get a general glimpse). 

Key verse:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11:1

Those in attendance: Cheyenne, Hannah, Micheal, Olivia, Landon, Ethan, Sarah, Janna

A Note from Sarah:
What an interesting lesson! I was so blessed this week as I reflected on God’s grace that is portrayed in the last half of this chapter. Christ had revealed Himself to a Gentile woman. Wait a second…I’m a Gentile! Hey, that’s me! He’s so good! I am praying the eyes of your children will one day be opened to the beauty of His marvelous grace!

Oodles of Love in Christ who was so merciful to give me a crumb,
Sarah ~ Psalm 19:14

*Please note that the Little Lifers Kids Choir Sunday will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Scripture @ Sunrise 2.16.09

It was another big day filled with reminders of the importance of Christ’s resurrection, preeminence and will for our lives!  Here’s a recap for you, which is by no means extensive!   

Devotion Bro. Paul Johnson
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” –Ephesians 6:11
I always need to be reminded that I am in a spiritual battle.  I know that, but it is easy to forget it sometimes. 

Sunday School Bro. Steve Dawson
“…Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  –John 20:29
Such a great promise for us!  “What more can He say than to you He hath said?!”  This lesson was packed too full of nutrients for me to fully digest them all! 

Sunday Morning Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”  –Colossians 1:17
Another nutrient-packed message!  Christ is preeminent in creation (vs. 16-17) and Christ is preeminent in redemption (vs. 18-20).  Is Jesus Christ preeminent in your life, your all in all? 

Sunday Evening Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.”  -Psalm 32:8
I’m so glad God has given us His Word to help us discern His will, though it was interesting to hear about the urim and thummim!  Remember to read, study and obey His Word.  Then examine the desires and opportunities in your life along with your gifts and talents.  Pray and seek His face.  Trust in His providence.  Wait on the Lord until He gives directions.  (James 1:5, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 32:8)
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And a sidenote, the kids did such a great job tonight singing “God is so Good!”  Their voice singing praises to the King were a blessing to listen to.  I hope you bring your kids next week to participate at 5:45 p.m. 

Sis. Janna Riley sings with the "Little Lifers" at their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.
Sis. Janna Riley sings with the "Little Lifers" at their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.


Steve Dawson and Janna Riley applaud the "Little Lifers" during their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.
Steve Dawson and Janna Riley applaud the "Little Lifers" during their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.

Missionary Update: A&O Home

Update from Odali & Kathy Barros
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Hey folks!  Hope all is well with you all.  We are all doing fine.  We have had all kinds of things happening.  We thank all of you who have been faithful in your prayers and support.  May God richly bless each of you.

I went to the city were we have been working for almost 2 years.  The building that we have been building is almost done.  We need to put in the windows and door.   They are already using the building for services.  They are having an average of 20 per service.  They have a new young married man that is helping them in the church.  He is a Christian that came from Japan.  He live in this city, Alvorada do Sul.  It is nice to have someone that lives in the same city to help in this ministry.

This last Friday we had one of those special suppers for bringing visitors to meet us and for us to meet them.  This was the largest group yet.  On Tuesday night we had sand volley ball night.  And we had over 20 visitors also.  On Friday night we had over 30 visitors.  It was fantastic.  Here in this area it is not well accepted to go to a Christian church.  So having this group of people that are not Christians out is just marvelous.  Along with all the other visitors, we also had the elected mayor here.  He stayed here until almost 11:30 pm.  It is really neat to see the people that come out to eat stay around and talk after the eating is over.  Everyone just seems to enjoy the atmosphere.

We heard today that the mayor gave an interview on national TV.  He said that one of the very first things he plans on doing, is getting Alpha and Omega back and working.

Also we had an invitation today to work is juvenile detention centers in several cities around here. We would have to get a team together to work with this.  They would be teaching the kids all kinds of different things.  Please pray with us about this.  That if this is Gods will we will do a good work.   No decision has been made.  We are going to get with the Alpha and Omega board and study each detail.  We want to do God’s will!

We are excited and waiting anxiously for next week.  KathyLee and Dan and family are about to arrive!!!!  We are really looking forward to having them here with us. We are excited about seeing our grandchildren.  And looking forward to meeting Little Daniel for the first time.  He is almost 2 years old and Julia is 3 ½.  It had been two years since we have seen her also.  Well, it will be and exciting moment.

Also we have 2 boys back with us.  Cleber and Ari.  They have been back for 2 weeks.  We are their legal guardians.

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