Big Idea: What was lost is regained; what was defiled is purified; what was described is inscribed.
Big Idea: Evil powers do not stand a chance against God!
Our second “Denim & Diamonds” barn Dance” will be held Saturday night, April 29th from 6:30 – 8:30PM at Barry Anderson’s farm, 1133 W Mt. Vernon Rd, Mt. Vernon IA. Appetizers and desserts will be served. Cost is $10/ person. Invite family and friends, and especailly someone you have wanted to invite to church who can hear about our church and the Christ we know and worship.
A new Unit starts this week, God the Sustainer. We’ll learn about Daniel and his friends, and how God brought His people back to the Promised Land.
- Title: Daniel and his friends obeyed God
- Bible Passage: Daniel 1
- Main Point: Daniel obeyed Gd by not eating the king’s food.
- Key Passage: Daniel 2:20-21
- Big Picture Question: How can we obey God? We trust God to give us strength to obey Him.
When we tell the stories of Daniel and his friends, we often say something like “isn’t Daniel wise,” or “weren’t Shadrack, Meshach and Abed nego brave”, but I think that we often miss the point of these stories. These stories are not given to us only to admire the faith of God’s people, but to admire the God of these people. We should look in wonder at how amazing the God that saves from the fiery furnace and the lion’s den is, and how he can work in our lives too.
This week, talk about how God is worth obeying, even when the world around us says it is silly or wrong. God is worth it because he is worth everything. And just as God gave Daniel the strength to obey God, even when it was hard, God gives us the strength too.
Have a great week.
Big Idea: Death has an end!