It is often hard to help boys and girls realize that things are not necessary for happiness. This is especially so in a society like ours, where TV constantly creates desire for new toys and possessions.
Tell the story of Sarah (or Matt, if you teach a boy’s class). “Sarah had a mommy who loved her, a daddy who loved her, a brother who loved her (usually), friends to play with, and a happy teacher at school. Sarah felt very happy and safe, because God had given her so many people to love and to love her.” Then list many things that Sarah ordered from a catalog, or bought at a toy store. Let your boys and girls take turns adding one item to the list each turn. But each time, name the item and repeat the quote above about the people God had given Sarah to love and to be loved by. When the children have listed all the popular toys Sarah (or Matt) has received, then begin to work through the list, naming things that happened to the toys. This one was lost. Another was broken. A friend took this one home. Etc. But again, after each item is rubbed off the list, repeat the quote. Finally Sarah (or Matt) will be left with what she had in the beginning; people who are God’s gifts to her. The things on the toy list were nice, but they were not the things that were really important. Finally ask each child to write a story like Sarah’s about herself, and read it to parents when she goes home. Richards, L., & Richards, L. O. (1987). The teacher’s commentary (Luke 12:13–21)
melodycat: Thanks. :)
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sw7777: Hi all, welcome back too, JMJ!
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Cheryl: Hello, JMJ, welcome back to FH. I just today, noticed your shout, sorry. Please forgive me, but I can't place your initials. Can you refresh this brain of mine? LOL
Nov 23, 2018 13:58:20 GMT -5
bystillwaters: May everyone at Fresh-Hope have a blessed day... We all have many things to be grateful for...Happy Thanksgiving!
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Daniel: Welcome back with us, jmj!
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anna: Hi jmj, God be with you
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jmj: I everyone!! It's been awhile. Hi Cheryl and sw7777!! Glad to see you all and looking forward to seeing old faces and new faces.
Nov 7, 2018 18:08:31 GMT -5
bystillwaters: Praying for all of the children and others who can be affected..during this time of halloween... Lord please hold back the darkness that can cause pain for believers during this time.. Praying in the Name of Jesus... Amen.
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Cheryl: Welcome back SW7777. I'm sorry that you left our prayer group. Let me know if you ever change your mind and want back in.
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sw7777: Welcome, Superfruit!
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sw7777: Hi everyone....Ive been "away" on FB a bit, but wanted to come back...so here I am.
Oct 4, 2018 6:25:37 GMT -5
bystillwaters: Welcome to our community
Oct 1, 2018 8:08:31 GMT -5
superfruit: I wondered why the bible uses "fruits" of the Spirit instead of "vegetables", and the Lord said that because the "seeds" are in the inside. :)
Sept 30, 2018 11:30:37 GMT -5
superfruit: I am new here but I sense a kindred spirit here on this forum. I love you all! :)
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superfruit: Hi everyone!
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bystillwaters: Please note Cindy has mandated that prayer threads should have at least one post per month... even if it's just the person posting the request... thanks Cindy.
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