January 2018 at Living Word                                           Making your New Year plans-

We cannot be sure what the new year holds for us here on earth but we can be sure God has a plan for us. As you begin this new year be glad that you do not have to start over! God accepts you just where you are. Turn to Him and follow the plan. His loving commands & plans are meant to transform from the inside out. God calls us to live by His Word, we should put aside distractions that keep us from knowing and following His will. He will provide the power in our hour of need. Start the year off studying His Word and Praying to Him. Make it your daily habit not because you should, but because you want to experience His love. This year make plans to gain understanding & appreciation for God’s Word, the Bible is a letter from God that tells you how much He loves you.

Children learn

7 Josiah and the Lost Scroll- 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Timothy3:16; The truths in the Bible will last forever

14 Daniel chose to obey- Daniel 1; Deuteronomy 27:10; 2 Timothy 3:16; The Bible has truth and meaning for all people. God gives understanding & wisdom.

21 Daniel and the Lion’s den- Daniel 6; 2 Timothy 3:16; Daniels faith did not keep him from effectively performing in the world but it did set him apart from the world. It is important that we know God’s word and pray to Him.

28 Jonah- Jonah; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; The Bible is God’s message to you. Accept God’s plan for you & experience life the way it is meant to be lived. God revealed His power to unbelieving sailors and they responded. God’s message went to an unbelieving nation and they responded, how about you?    

Youth learn

7 Jesus provides- Mark 6:34-44; Jesus cares & meets the needs in our lives

14 Jesus corrects- Mark 7:5-15; Jesus calls us to a higher standard. Pray that God will help you align your life to His truth. Align with God’s Word not the world’s ways.

21 I am wonderfully made- Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; John 3:16 Every life counts & mine is important to God. An all-knowing, all-loving God values each of us. God created everyone with a purpose, are you fulfilling yours?

28 I am a child of the King- Galatians 4:1-7; Jesus wants us to be full members of His family.

We should not wait and go to Jesus when we are desperate. We should go to Him daily for guidance and protection. Jesus is the only true answer to all our problems. He is waiting to accept you. He wants a daily relationship. How can you make that relationship grow this year?