March 16th, 2018
Sunday Bible Class
Our curriculum is Bible Studies for Life. The lessons scheduled for this week are:
Spanish Preschool: Juan el Bautista
English Preschool: Jesus’ Special Supper
School Age: The Last Supper
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!
-Caleb Bergman shared his favorite Bible verse with the class.
-Christian David Gonzalez has a birthday today.
-Audrey Harris read from her Bible in class and asked good questions about the Bible.
-Oliver Lowrance has a birthday on March 21.
-Diego Negrin helped clean up at the end of class.
-Christine Orosa read from her Bible in class and asked good questions about the Bible.
-Allyson Osejo helped her classmates finish an assignment.
-Sammy Pino was an excellent class helper.
-In the Preschool class, these students were especially kind welcoming a visitor: Cashton Best, Jayce Kiddoe, Levi Parsard, and Lyla Sensing.
-The Preschool class had good participation from Cashton Best, Evan Candocia, Julian Candocia, Alexis Kiddoe, Jayce Kiddoe, Levi Parsard, Maya Pino, Sammy Pino, Lyla Sensing, Lucas Solorzano, and Olivia Suarez.
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K-2nd Grade Picnic
Self-improvement is big business. Who doesn’t want to improve? We hope to become fitter, healthier, wiser, and more loving. We want to be more successful in business and more present in our daily lives. We try so hard to be good. The question is, how good is good enough?
Most of us end up exhausting ourselves in the quest for ever-elusive “balance.” But many self-help gurus hide the hard truth that we will never attain it on our own. Today’s verse reveals the key: we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
The victory over sin — and all our other weaknesses — is through Christ.
The Christian life is not a self-improvement course, so you can stop trying to be good enough and rest. Jesus has done all the work for you.He offers to take every scrap of your sin, put it on Himself, take the penalty you deserve, and give you His righteousness in return.
If you have received His gift of salvation, when God looks at you He sees Christ’s perfection — period. Your failures were pardoned at the cross.
You must admit, the offer of salvation He holds out is too good to pass up!
Once you receive Christ’s righteousness, you are invited to live in rest and freedom. If guilt or shame arises, just remind yourself Jesus has already declared you “not guilty.” You do not need to pay again for your sins, which Jesus already paid for once and for all. Just turn from them and toward Him.
When temptations and trials come, know that you can overwhelmingly conquer through Him. When you feel weak or unable to move forward, you can continue through Him. Jesus said,
My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.
So like Paul we can “boast all the more gladly about [our] weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on [us]” (2 Corinthians 12:9). How’s that for self-improvement?
“Lord, I try everything to avoid being weak. But I don’t want to miss out on experiencing Your power at work in me when I have reached the limit of my sufficiency. Weak people need You. I desperately need You. I can’t be a conqueror without You.”
Condensed from "Through Him Who Loves" by Cheryl Wunderlich from faithgateway.com