You are precious Puppet Show

You are precious Puppet Show

Pat van Wyk
Read the material here or download a PDF. You are precious.  This book is intended to help build confidence into every child that hears its message. The book uses Isaiah 43:1-5 as its foundation. My prayer with this book is that children will be healed of a bad self image and that they will know how much God loves them.     You are Precious: Part 1 Isaiah 43:1-5 Teacher: Becky, do you feel precious? Who knows what that means? (wait for response). Do you know that the Bible tells you that you are precious? (Asking the puppets and children. Wait for response). Okay let me ask you another question: Do you ever feel alone? (Wait for response). Let me ask you another question: Do you know that God promises you,…
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All things begin and end with Jesus

All things begin and end with Jesus

Pat van Wyk
[caption id="attachment_386" align="alignright" width="300"] All things[/caption] All things begin and end with Jesus. Read it here or download a PDF copy. Hebrews 2:8-9 NKJV “You subjected all things under his feet." For in subjecting all things to Him, He did not leave anything not subjected to Him. But now we do not see all things having been subjected to him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He by the grace of God should taste death for all.” Are you also part of “all”? I hope you enjoy this time and grow spiritually. Love in Christ, Pat Index: Lesson 1 We can approach the Lord with confidence Lesson 2 We need to believe Lesson 3 Trust Lesson 4…
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What God was thinking when He created us

What God was thinking when He created us

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_359" align="alignright" width="283"] God the artist busy creating[/caption] Read through it here, or Download a PDF. An artist at work Have you ever watched someone write a song or a poem? The words that are carefully chosen, the style that is used and the joy that the writer experiences when he has completed it - the silent satisfaction. Then he sits back and admires what he has created. Then the writer starts to softly sing the song in his head … it plays over and over in his mind as he chooses the melody, the rhythm as well as the instruments that will bring the song to life. The end-result is the song that is playing over the radio and being admired by others. We are his workmanship Ephesians…
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God is incredible

God is incredible

Pat van Wyk
You can read the material here or download a PDF. [caption id="attachment_322" align="alignnone" width="300"] God is incredible[/caption] Children’s Book CONTENTS Introduction Chapter One God is amazing Chapter Two God is our Protector Chapter Three God’s Love Chapter Four Good News Chapter Five Preparing the Disciples Chapter Six The Death of Jesus Chapter Seven The Risen Christ INTRODUCTION Have you experienced God? Have you experienced God intimately? In a supernatural way, that cannot be explained? I can only describe it as incredible, a moment where you and God are one. God's power is overwhelming because of this I think we can only stand it for a moment long. We recently had a guest Pastor ministering in our church. As he walked past me to pray for somebody I just started to laugh…
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Why Pray

Why Pray

Pat van Wyk
Teachers Manual: Pre-School to Grade 2   You can read the manual here or download a PDF. This has been compiled from the sermon series “Why Pray” (by our pastor at the time), by Grant Comley and adapted for the Children’s Church by Pat van Wyk. Let us teach the children about Jesus from a small age. Praying is so important, so let us teach them to pray. Pat Foreword: Prayer is the most powerful weapon known to mankind. It brings solutions and brings God onto the scene. Philip Brooks said one of the most powerful statements that I have ever heard concerning prayer. He said Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking a hold of His willingness. Prayer seems to do something about the human heart. It has a…
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Bread – A message on provision

Bread – A message on provision

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_580" align="alignright" width="300"] Bread[/caption] Bread. Read the material here or download a PDF. Matthew 6:11 KJV "Give us this day our daily bread." "Bread" is used as a symbol for provision. When we ask God to give us today our daily bread, we are asking for provision for the day ahead. Bread is a staple food, it's a basic necessity, not like cake or pies. It is wholesome and filling.   Jesus affirms that God is good and wants to give us good gifts: Matthew 7:9 "Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?" KJV Matthew 7:11 KJV "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is…
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Psalm 139

Tienie de Coning
You can read the material here or download a PDF to use in a personal or group setting. This is one of my favourite Psalms. Do we realize how special we are to God?   Psalm 139 For the choir director: A psalm of David. 1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. 5 You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is…
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All things begin and end with Jesus

All things begin and end with Jesus

Pat van Wyk
All things. You can read the material here, or download a PDF. An opening word … This book can be used for Bible study, on your own, in a cell group or in a children’s church. Instructions are found at the beginning of every lesson for the teacher / cell leader. Work through it to familiarize yourself before presenting the lesson. Always work from the Bible with your class / cell group. Encourage your class / cell to read and allow discussion time to see what they understand. Never assume they know something. Allow your class / cell to pray out loud. Use all available opportunities to lead children / people to the Lord. I hope you enjoy this time and grow spiritually. Love in Christ Index: Lesson 1 We can…
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What’s holding your life together?

What’s holding your life together?

Tienie de Coning
WHat's holding your life together? You can read the material here or download a PDF. This morning I picked up a wheel nut, just lying there in the grass as I made my way to the supermarket to buy some groceries. Then I started thinking about what it was that I had found, and what significant role it has. [caption id="attachment_550" align="alignright" width="300"] What is holding your life together?[/caption] My car has 4 wheels, each wheel is held on by 4 wheel nuts (or lug nuts). All 4 nuts are important and equally special. Imagine a wheel coming off your car while you are overtaking another car at top speed... Why do people suffer breakdowns? Why do we sometimes feel like our lives are falling apart? Because we have neglected one…
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Fear Not!

Fear Not!

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_593" align="alignright" width="300"] Fear Not![/caption] Fear not. Tracts are a wonderful ministry opportunity. The verses here can be discussed in a Cell Group or Bible Study. You can view the verses here or download the tract as a PDF. Fear is a very real subject today. Millions live in fear of the future, not sure of what tomorrow may bring. The topic of fear is also a good topic for evangelism. It is a way that we can reach out to those around us in a very real and relevant way. Genesis 15:1 "After this, Abram had a vision and heard the LORD say to him, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward." GNB Deuteronomy 3:22 "Don't be afraid of…
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