Forgiveness, what does this word mean to you? In the lives of human beings, forgiveness is an action that we will need many times. We will need the forgiveness of God and others, and we will need to forgive others. In the Word of God, the word forgive is mentioned many times. We all want forgiveness when we mess up, but do we desire to forgive others as much as we want others to forgive us? In this lesson I hope that we can understand what forgiveness really is. I pray that we can really grasp the forgiveness of God in our own lives. Also I want us to comprehend the power of forgiving others and what God commands on the subject.
Today, It was on my heart to share with you something that I and my family have been going through the past two weeks so that maybe you would be encouraged in your own struggles and valleys. Know that God is there and HE is listening and HE understands your tears. Keep calling out to HIM, TRUSTING and OBEYING what HE commands. HE IS FAITHFUL and HE will never let you down.
Author’s Notes: Paul and Barnabas had been chosen by the Holy Spirit for the first Christian missionary journey. But God had new plans for the second journey. And that plan would include the breakup of the old team, so two new teams would be formed. Barnabas would join back up with his nephew, John Mark, while Paul set out with a new partner named Silas. In today’s lesson, we’ll meet up with Paul and Silas in the city of Philippi, where God will demonstrate His great power through and for them.
When Paul and Barnabas set out on new missionary journeys, Barnabas went with his nephew, .
Paul’s new missionary partner was named .
Paul and Silas were called, in a , to come to Philippi.
The first person saved through Paul and Silas’ ministry in Philippi, was a woman named .
Lydia invited Paul and Silas to stay in her while they were in Philippi.
True or False
1. Paul cast an evil spirit out of a young fortune teller.
2. Paul and Silas were rewarded for helping the young girl.
3. Paul and Silas were put in stocks, in the innermost part of the Philippian prison.
4. Paul and Silas escaped when an earthquake shook off their shackles and opened the doors.
5. When the jail keeper found that Paul and Silas had not escaped, he asked them how he could be saved.
Author’s Notes: The apostle Paul completed many missionary journeys, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Jews and Gentiles throughout the area of Asia Minor. But for many years, Paul had a longing to visit the Christians who lived in Rome. And it was on his way there that the events of today’s lesson took place. Through the years, Paul had learned that he could trust the power and care of his Lord Jesus. But his faith would be greatly tested, again, as the journey to Rome, by boat, took some very dangerous turns.
Paul wanted to travel to , to minister to the Christians, there.
Paul was sent to Rome as a .
The centurions who were in charge of Paul were to him.
Paul warned the centurion that continuing the journey would be .
The centurion Paul’s warning, and listened, instead, to the ship’s master.
True or False
1. The weather was favorable for sailing.
2. The ship’s crew threw things into the sea to lighten the ship.
3. Paul was warned in a dream that many of those on the ship would die.
4. The sailors tried to abandon the ship with the prisoners still on board.
5. As God had promised, everyone made it to land safely.
Opening Prayer: Join together in prayer thanking God
for all that He teaches us. Ask for the gift of understanding
and wisdom and for His help grow more perfect in faith. Be thankful
that Jesus can guide our footsteps this day and remain as a light on our path.
1 -Let the Sunday School teacher share with the children certain times when they have cried. Maybe it was when someone they know got very ill - or maybe they themselves got hurt and suffered a painful injury.Maybe you did or said something wrong to somebody and you felt bad enough over it to cry .
Some people cry from reading a sad book. There are many reasons we cry and everyone cries.
(Suggested materials : eyedropper and bowl of water )
Place a little drop of water on each child's face before they leave
today and remind them what it says in the Bible in Revelation
21:4. And God shall wipe away all tears
Closing Prayer :
Let us thank our Heavenly Father for all the plans He has for us and for being with us always. Let us thank Him for being able to learn from Jesus about tears He had cried and for the times He comforted His friends while walking on this earth .
Let us always trust and remain secure in the promises of God.
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Horizon Christian Fellowship - San Diego. - Lamentations 3:26,27 It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus,is it fair that we should know sorrow, pain and death? I think my answer would be,"it's not that we are supposed to experience death and pain. It's the wisdom that comes from knowing how good God is, despite our pain and sorrow. Because wisdom and understanding is way more valuable and worthwhile than all the pleasures that are marketed and pushed on us, and believing physical sex and substance abuse and pleasures that we are led to think is normal and real, are good for us. God is real and the sooner we get to know Him, the more peace we will have in the fire and turmoil. Then we can truly enjoy our lives whether in poverty or wealth. Peace or war. Beautiful or not beautiful.. 4/7/2011
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Meditation from First church of the Naz. (Jackson Michigan) USA - I sit alone in the dark with you my Lord Asking for you to walk with me. Then in my darkness a light is lit Showing what at firts I did not see. I love to sit in a dark chroom and let God speak to me in the silence of my heart. I light a small candle and watch its flame, reach high into the darkness, just like God does in our lives. May He be doing so much in all of your lives as well. God is the ONLY way to true joy and happiness. Praise His Holy Blessed Name! God Bless, God`s Servant, Linda Winchell (3/26/09)
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