Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bible Verses When Teaching Children About Caring For Others

Bible Verses When Teaching Children About Caring For Others

Tomorrow, the Sunday School class that I teach is going to be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Other classes have decided that they are also going to join in on the fun!

I wanted to have our class read some Bible verses for the other children. Our class is made up of Third and Fourth grade students, so they are about 8 to 10 years old.  All the other classes that will be participating are younger children. So, I though it would be good to have our children set an example for the younger children and read some Bible verses to them about helping others.

I found two places on the internet (see the first and second ones) with ideas for Bible verses about helping others.  Here are the ones I chose for tomorrow.

1 John 3:17- But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

Philippians 2:4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

John 15:12-13 - "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 25:35-40 - Words of Jesus Christ
'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 'And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'

Matthew 5:13-16 - More words from Jesus
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. "Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Hebrews 13:16 - And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Galatians 6:2 - Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.

Acts 20:35-36 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Romans 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

I thought I'd post them here so I can use them again next year and because others may want to use them. Do you have any suggestions of verses to add? 

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Grandma's Swedish Pancakes for Breakfast

Weekends were usually the days we would make special breakfasts for our family. Ruth and I still do this. One favorite has been Grandma's Swedish Pancakes!

Once, Ruth's mom was making them and I asked for the recipe. She replied that it was easy: 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of flour. Mix it up, put some in a pan and then roll the pan around to make it real thin. Non-stick pans work best.

Once they're done on one side (the top gets dry), flip it over to cook the other side. Because they're so thin, this goes quick.

When it's done, put it flat on a plate and put a little bit of jelly on it. Roll it up and you're done! Well, except you now need to eat them!

Depending on the size of your pan, this might make about a half-dozen pancakes. It's easy to double or triple the recipe because it's easy to remember: 1-1-1!

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