Monday, February 15, 2010

Our Awesome God

God is amazing! No matter how serious the sin, no matter how perplexing the problem, no matter how daunting the challenge, no matter how tantalizing the temptation, no matter how dark the day, no matter how dysfunctional your family may seem at the moment, consider these promises from God:
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” — Psalm 46:1
“God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19
“[God] will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear” — I Corinthians 10:13.
“Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” — Psalm 119:165

No matter what we’re going through, God says:
 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; 
  you are Mine.” — Isaiah 43:1
 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” — Hebrews 13:5
 “I am with you always.” — Matthew 28:20

As Christians, we can say with the psalmist, “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” — Psalm 4:8.

Your Christian witness helps lay the foundation for others’ faith. When you’re preparing your weekly lesson, carefully read the Scriptures presented for the week. Pray about the lesson. Consider how the Scriptures relate to your life or what they have meant to you in the past. Think of specific examples of God’s guiding hand evident in your daily life. Share one or two of these with your students. Let them not only read God’s Word, but also see it at work through your life.

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