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 teaches you are supposed to marry before having sex or having a child
You may know many adults who live together without being married. This is seen everywhere, but that doesn't make it right with God. In the Book of Genesis, The Bible teaches that God created man and woman to marry and have children. In that order. He created sex so married couples could have children and raise families. It is against God's commandments for people who are not married to have sex. This is called "fornication". In 1 Corinthians chapter 6, the Bible teaches that fornication is a sin. God dislikes it so much in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 we see that those who practice fornication and won't stop, can't get into heaven. However they can still get in, if they will stop doing it and repent---say they're sorry to God. That's pretty serious. Also if you will look around, you will see that many people who have sex before they are married suffer other ways too. The women don't have husbands often. And that means kids don't often have dads. The family struggles financially. What if they had done it God's way and waited until marriage to have sex?
Those who have sex before marriage must stop doing the sin and ask God to forgive them. As mentioned, if they will he will forgive them and then they can go to heaven. Why risk it in the first place? When we obey God he blesses us. Some people say, "It's hard not to have sex." But the Bible teaches that "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13).
It is hard to resist sex when it's in music, movies and everywhere people are telling you to do it or you're not cool. They're wrong. Having sex before marriage will hurt you. Pray and ask him to help you live his way and you'll be blessed to have the kind of family god wants for you. Wait until you are married and have sex and have your child only then.
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Lesson 3: Why we
need to tell others
Take a moment to think of the people you love: your family and friends you have. Picture them in your mind. Now ask yourself, would you want to see them go to heaven when they pass away? Of course. Would you want to see any of them go to hell? Of course not. But here is the scary thing. The Bible says, no one can get into heaven unless they will accept Jesus as savior and lord. That means, that If your friends or family members do not accept Jesus as savior and lord, they cannot get into heaven. In fact they will live in the misery of hell forever. Scary, huh? Some people believe they will get into heaven in other ways: because they are "good" or live right. But no one is good enough to make it to heaven on their own. Others believe they can get in through any religion and they do not necessarily have to believe in Jesus. But Jesus himself said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." That means that the only people who will be saved are those who believe Jesus is the Son of God, who died for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead--and they must also confess their sins, ask him into their hearts to be their savior and lord and be willing to confess their faith in Jesus with their mouths (Romans 10:9-10). This is why we must tell those we love and everyone else about Jesus. Anyone we want to be saved should surely be on our list to witness to. And we should not want to see anyone go to hell. But let's face the fact that not everyone out there believes in Jesus and not everyone we know believes. That its why we Christians must make witnessing (also known as evangelizing) a top priority. Many people feel unprepared to witness about Jesus. They don't know what to say. But the Bible teaches that Jesus will be with us to help and will give us the words. In Matthew 28:19-20, he promises this. Those verses (Matthew 28:1-20) are known as the Great Commission. They say, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always. even to the end of the age. Amen." This tells us that God wants us to reach all the world with the message that only through faith in Jesus can a person be saved from hell and live in heaven. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. This means that it is faith in Jesus that saves us. Ask God to use you and he will show you what to do and say and someone may be turned from the path of hell onto to the path to heaven. It may be someone you know and love. Call 318-623-2466 to share what you learned and get your quiz for your prize.
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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