Teach Us To Number Our Days

Happy new Year 2016

Praying for a wise New Year 2016

“…we finish our years like a sigh…”

Can you relate with this phrase from Psalm 90:9 ?

2015 zoomed by astonishingly swift and now at the beginning of a new year we may be asking ourselves…perhaps with a “sigh”, if we accomplished all that we set out to do for the glory of our King?  If we found our time being frittered away by one thing or another…take heart in the psalmist’s (Moses) request of the LORD in verse 12             “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.” Hebrews 12: 1-3

 

 

Cain and Abel

 

Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.  They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.  And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.” John 16: 1-3

Cain and Abel is a story that I have not taught due to the more mature subject matter.  This year I have older kids and anger management is an issue with some of them which is why I developed this lesson.  The story is found in Genesis 4.

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Results of Give-Away 2015

I am happy to announce the recipient of the 2015 Give-Away.  A complete set of Aunties Bible Lessons is being sent to Miss Donielle who teaches a group of children in Illinois. Keep serving the LORD with passion and purity. He is coming soon and His reward is with Him “…to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12

Announcing ….Second Give- Away

God is good. To celebrate our glorious riches in Jesus I am offering another set of worksheets for all of the lessons here on Aunties Bible Lessons. These will be printed in English on white cardstock for durability. If you teach in another language , you are still eligible….I will include “white-out” with your set if needed!!!

Here is how you can qualify for consideration for this set.  You must be currently teaching kids the Bible and have some genuine  need for a set. If you work under the  authority of a children’s director or pastor…  you would need to get my materials approved prior to your request. (You should also have a way to make copies ). Write me a letter/email and include a photo if you can at bibleauntie@gmail.com. Deadline will be August 31,2015. Tell me about your class/ministry and why you need a set. I will choose a winner and post the winning letter. God Bless, Bible Auntie

An Empty Tomb

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(Welcome to this blog which is a companion blog to “aunties bible lessons”.  There you will find a complete list of Bible Stories in the “Table of Contents” posted 4/2/2013.)Empty Tomb craft - alternateOut here on the “Rez” ( or any rural place) you may not have brass brads and may not want to drive 2 hours to purchase them.  This empty tomb  scene can be colored and cut  and glued onto a box that you can construct out of card stock.  Card stock would need to be used to offer the necessary strength

Empty Tomb Worksheet*Print the scene on white cardstock but the box can be a contrasting color – tan, brown or grey.  To make the box you will need 2 pieces of card stock.  Measure 2 1/4 inches in on all sides and fold as shown below…

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Glue each corner in 2 places:

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Press to set the glue…

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Robes of Righteousnessl

“And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”           Rev. 19:8

Robes of Righteousness

Robes of Righteousness

Pattern for Robe

Pattern for Robe

Some of the last words of our Savior in the New Testament are ” And, behold, I come quickly: and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” ( Rev. 22:12) You might want to review some of these rewards with your students and make this project as a reminder.

The Bible has a lot to say about rewards. Of course our best and exceeding great reward is God, Himself ! (Gen. 15:1) When contemplating eternal rewards, please keep in mind that ” …it is written (Is. 64:4) ‘Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him’.” 1 Corinthians 2:9   It would be pointless to try and describe our rewards so just a couple are listed. Most importantly, rewards are for something you do!  The spiritually slothful and unprepared suffer loss in eternity. ” Each one’s work will become clear…because it will be revealed by fire…if anyone’s work…endures, he will receive a reward.  If anyone’s  work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved…” 1 Corinthians 3:13-15

Eph. 6:8 “… Whatsoever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord.”

1Cor.3:8 “… Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.”

The good deed can be something as simple as a cup of cold water given to a disciple of Christ as stated in Mark 9:41 or something challenging …(Luke 6:35) ” Love your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great.”

Crowns ( Stephanos)  are promised to those temparate in all things (1st Cor. 9:25), to those who love Christ’s appearing (2 Tim. 4:8), for those who endure temptation (James 1:12) and a crown of Glory mentioned in 1Peter 5:4.  Lastly, we read in Revelation of rewards to the overcomer…those who prevail and get the victory. They will eat of the tree of life (2:7) receive a new name (2:17) have authority (2:26) robes of righteousness (3:5) and sit with Jesus on His throne (3:21)

We want to be like the faithful servant that is watching intently for our Lord’s return. This one is served by Jesus according to His words in Luke 12.  We also want to heed the warning of  Rev. 3:11….

“Behold I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”

This project requires a certain level of dexterity and the ability to follow directions…probably suited to older pupils.

You would need to print a pattern in card stock for each and procure coffee filters to make the robe. Complete instructions  with photos will be posted on my sister blog…”kids bible.wordpress.com”