Children's Ministry April 2018 Newsletter

Ministry Spotlight

Sharon Betsch

Children's Ministry Assistant

S Betsch 2018Sunday morning Training Hour has a team of volunteers who supports Children’s Ministry through a variety of activities during the Training Hour. This month we are pleased to introduce to you another one of these faithful women who has served in this position for the past 10 years. Sharon has also been active in several other ministries since she began attending FBC almost 20 years ago including the Missions Commission, Women’s Bible Study, Cheerful Cooks, as well as childcare for mid-week ministries, and knows that children are a blessing from God. “I enjoy playing with the toddlers and also holding babies in the nursery.”

Now that Sharon is retired from her career in elementary education of 30+ years, she takes every opportunity to spend time with her nieces and nephews who consider her as a grandmother.  She finds great joy being with family as well as being with friends to talk of things of the Lord and His Word.

Currently Sharon is in the Precept Tuesday Morning Bible Study, and the Welday Small Group. Sharon has many favorite Bible verses including these two:

 “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)

 

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April 1

Jesus Died on the Cross and Rose the Third Day

Matthew 27:1-66
Matthew 28:1-10

  • The soldiers and Jewish leaders mocked Jesus
  • Jesus was killed on a cross
  • Jesus died to pay for your sin and allow you to come to God
  • Jesus rose from the dead, as He promised
  • If you believe Jesus died on the cross for your sin, you can ask Jesus for the forgiveness of your sin and become a child of God

 

April 8
God Judges Sodom and Gomorrah
Genesis 18:16–19:29

  • God punished Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin
  • The Lord rescued Lot from judgment
  • As a believer, you should obey God’s Word and listen to His warnings


April 15
God Sends Baby Isaac
Genesis 21:1–14

  • God kept His promise by sending Isaac when Abraham was 100 years old
  • Sinful people cannot stop God’s promises
  • Be patient to wait for God to fulfill His promises
  • Trust God to keep His promises to you

 

April 22
God Tests Abraham
Genesis 22:1–19, Hebrews 11:17–19

  • God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice Isaac
  • Abraham trusted God to provide the sacrifice
  • Abraham loved God more than he loved Isaac
  • Obey God’s Word no matter the cost, and trust that God will help you obey
  • Pray for His help in times of testing

 

April 29
God Chooses Jacob over Esau
Genesis 25:21–26; 27:1–29

  • God blessed Jacob instead of Esau
  • Jacob was a liar, and Esau rejected his parents
  • God was gracious to Jacob
  • We are all sinners. Call out for God’s mercy
  • Be patient for God’s promise
  • Don’t take matters into your own hands

 

Kids for Christ

On April 1st the children in 1st through 6th grade will remain in the service with their parents.

Mrs. Astadurian will be the leader for the month of April. The children are dismissed prior to the sermon and will line up outside the worship center then walk to the Chapel for the Bible lesson and Bible games.

Parents are to pick up their child promptly in the Chapel after service ends.