March 1st, 2019
Sunday Bible Class
Our curriculum is Bible Studies for Life. The lessons scheduled for this week are:
Spanish Preschool: Cuatro amigos que ayudaron
English Preschool: Four Friends Helped
School Age: Four Friends Helped
Please take the time to look at the Activity Pages that your children bring home. You will find the Bible story, suggested Scripture reading for the week, and instructions for how to download the Bible Studies for Life app.
We love seeing your children in Bible class. The more frequently they come, the more likely they are to build stronger relationships with the other children and with the teachers. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
-Cody Carroll showed kindness in class.
-Brenda Emokah showed kindness to a younger classmate.
-Sofia Gonzalez participated in class.
-Samuel Valladares showed kindness in class.
-In the Preschool Class there was good participation from Brenda Emokah, Guillermo Lameda, Henry Lowrance, Samuel Marin, Katherine Moran, Samantha Moran, Levi Parsard, Maya Pino, Lyla Sensing, Angela Solorzano, and Samuel Valladares.
-In the Kindergarten-2nd Grade Class there was good participation from Jacob Bergman, Vanessa Emokah, Aubrey Lopez, Oliver Lowrance, Luke Parsard, Logan Sensing, and Weston Sensing.
-In the 3rd-5th Grade Class Jassiel Baez, Jedany Baez, and Caleb Bergman read from the Bible.
Mark Your Calendar
3rd-5th Grade Picnic
NO AWANA during Spring Break
Noche de Alabanza
Area Wide Singing and Family Night
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:17-19
Most Christians understand God’s love on a grand scale. Growing up, we learned from John 3:16 that “God so loved the world” — and He does. He loves all people and He demonstrated that love by sending Jesus to die for us (Romans 5:8).
For many of us it’s easier to comprehend and accept this grand-scale love than it is to grasp the fact that He loves us as individuals. He loves you. He loves me.
“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so,” says the Sunday school song you may have learned growing up. But have you ever let that really soak in?
It’s an age-old exercise, but sometimes it helps just to take a verse like John 3:16 and personalize it. Put your name in place of the broader terms like “the world.” Try it now, preferably out loud, and include verse 17 at the same time:
For God so loved [my name] that He gave His one and only Son, that [if I believe in him, then I] shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn [me], but to save [me] through Him.
Think about that. The eternal, almighty, all-knowing Author of the universe loved you and me enough to sacrifice His very own Son in order to pay the penalty we owed for our sin and to open the door of Heaven to us. We are truly loved in ways that go beyond words! Or, as today’s passage puts it, in a way that “surpasses knowledge.”
In fact, let’s take those verses and personalize them as well:
I pray that [I], being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that [I] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:17-19
Moment of Truth:
God is not just the Creator of the universe; He’s the One who lovingly knit you together in your mother’s womb. He’s not just the Redeemer of humankind; He’s the lover of your soul who came in the person of Christ to pay your ransom and adopt you into His family. “Yes, Jesus loves [your name]!”
Condensed from “God’s Personal Love” by Lee Strobel from faithgateway.com.