We had a great service this past Saturday at Mission Hill Kids! This week we learned about Adam and Eve’s disobedience, but more importantly how God’s rules are meant to protect us. With that in mind this week’s Verse to Remember is Proverbs 8:33.
Enjoy this beautiful Monday!
~Michael J. Snowden
As you begin your week think about this week’s Mission Hill Kids: Verse to Remember. On Saturday evening we learned Ephesians 2:8-9. This verse reminds up that God’s grace is freely given and cannot be earned.
Because of His grace,
Michael J. Snowden
This evening we read in the nineteenth chapter of Matthew about a rich young ruler. The story begins in Matthew 19:16. Jesus is approached by a young man who asks how he can enter the Kingdom of God:
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’” 20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Through this passage we are taught that what was keeping the young man from eternal life was the fact that he loved his riches more than he loved God. Riches aren’t going to buy us a ticket into heaven. Good deeds can’t earn us a spot in heaven. The only way that we can get into heaven is by believing in Jesus.
I hope that this will give you something to think about as you get ready to start your week.
~Michael J. Snowden
Today, I thought I would share this short thought in response to a conversation I had last week. Often times when we are looking for volunteers for children’s ministry at one of our campuses people will approach me and ask what exactly it is we do. When I explain what our children’s ministry program is all about it’s normally not what they expected to hear, so I ask them what they thought they would have to do and I can’t tell you how many times the word babysitting comes up in their response. “Well I thought it would be like babysitting 20 kids or something.” False.
I want to be clear for anyone who wants to get involved in any children’s ministry program. We aren’t babysitting children during our services, we are teaching and equipping them on this journey of following Jesus Christ. We are teaching them that what Jesus said over 2000 years ago is both relevant and applicable to their lives today. We may do it differently than an adult service would, and often times we do object lessons and games related to the message that we teach, but never are we babysitting kids. Everything we do is designed for children to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the bible and what it means for them. When you think about it like that what better job could there be?
Have a great weekend!
Parents of Mission Hill Kids,
Have you signed up your child for Kids Convention 2014 on October 3rd & 4th? Well if they are in grades 1-6 they can go!
Kids Convention, which is hosted by the Assemblies of God Kansas Ministries Network & Wheat State Camp, is a great weekend opportunity for kids to come and learn about God. Many times kids who have never been away from home before, shy away from going to kids camp in the summer because of the 5 days that we are gone. Kids Convention is a great alternative for some of these kids to be able to see where the camp ground is and get a feel for what it is like to be away from home. I would encourage every parent to speak with their child about going to Kids Convention.
This year’s theme will be Lego and Let God. The cost for kids to attend is $45 for the weekend. We will be leaving the church around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd and will be returning the next day around 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about Kids Convention, Assemblies of God Kansas Ministries Network, or Wheat State Camp feel free to contact me!
Every week at Mission Hill Kids we learn a new verse to remember. This week’s verse was one of my favorites to teach to children. We learned Jeremiah 29:11, the reason I like it so much is because it shows that God has a plan for each and every life.
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