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Lesson 5: Why should you tell
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Many children want to go to church. But we need churches to volunteer to take them
We are receiving more and more requests from children to take them to church. Sometimes their parents can't take them because of lack of a vehicle at home. Other times, the children are the only ones who go to church in the home. Whatever the reason, they need help getting to church. Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me." Will you help these children get to him? Remember, no one can get to heaven unless they have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. But how can they get to Jesus if they can't even get to a church? Please help. Talk to your pastor and Sunday School about helping us transport children to church.
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The Bible tells us that all of us are to honor our parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." But also respect all adults.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Today this is a very important quetion as gay marriage is a subject in the news. Many people believe people should marry whoever they want regardless. But what does the Bible say about it? What is God's veiw point and what does he want Christians to do? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we're reminded that as Christians, our bodies are not our own. They were bought for a price by Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. You see, when you become a Christian you give your body to Jesus and he gets to decide how you use it. That means that we as Christians must submit to God and Christ's view point instead of going with what is popular. In Leviticus 18:22 God said to men, "You are not to sleep with a man as with a woman; it is detesable." In the New Testament, Romans, chapter 1, we are told that homosexuality is a sin and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we are also told that those who practice same sex relationships
or gay lifestyles and who do not repent can't get into heaven. That's why we warn gay people to turn from the sin of homosexuality. This is misunderstood by some and they criticize believers. The Bible tells us to remain strong and obey God despite what the world says. In Acts 5:29 we're told that when the world and God disagree, a Christian must obey God. It is a loving thing to tell a gay person that homosexuality is a sin and that like all sin they must repent and turn from it and stop doing it, in order to be saved and go to heaven. That is not bigotry. It's an act of love. We love all people gay and straight and we should pray for God to use us to witness his truth to them. Ask God to help you witness to those who are gay and to do so in love.
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The Holy Bible tells us that hell is a place where people suffer eternally, which means they suffer forever. It is described as a place of fire and pain. Ask yourself this: do you want to see anyone go through that? Even an enemy?
You probably know that not everyone believes in Jesus. That may not seem like a big deal at first. But we Christians believe that only Christians get to go to heaven. When you say that some people will laugh or even get mad at you perhaps. But pick up your Holy Bible and you will see that Jesus himself said it. He said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." What he was actually saying is that in order to get to the "father" (meaning God), you must become a believer in Jesus. It could not be more clear.
That is why all Christians are commanded to tell others that they must believe in Jesus in order to be saved (meaning get to heaven). That is why Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20, commanded all of his followers to spread the Gospel. The Bible tells us God loves people so much he wants everyone to have an opportunity to go to heaven. Only those who reject this opportunity are lost (go to hell).
But Christianity is very helpful on this side of eternity. Right here on earth, there are a lot of people out there who are experiencing many problems. Only God can solve any problem. When someone accepts God as creator and Jesus as their savior, they get a lifelong friend/friends who will help them with anything that they need and help them with any goal. Belief in Jesus brings hope and peace to those who do not have it.
There are many ways to spread the gospel. Be creative. Pray and ask God to use you. Here are a few suggestions:
Invite a friend at school to church
Ask a friend who is having trouble if you can pray to God to help him or her. Jesus said, if you will ask God for anything in Jesus' name, that Jesus would hear you and answer your prayer. But you must really believe he will help. Read Mark 11:22-24.
Give someone a free Bible.