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How many theme nights does Mr. Diener have (see the answer below the devotion)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT FOR APRIL 29

1)Ask the kids what themes/stories they remember from the year (see list below—perhaps share your favorite dress-up?  If none are remembered—relate it to a meal...we need to eat each day, but we don’t remember what we eat each day.  We need God’s Word every time we hear it, but we might just not always remember!)
2)Share:  Overall theme for the year had us focusing on the New Testament after Jesus died, rose, came back and ascended.  Before ascending he gave us a mission:
3)Look-up Matthew 28:19-20:  19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
4)  What mission did he give us?  (Go/make disciples—teach them what he has taught us—TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS)
5)What has he taught us?  (Keep it simple)  Love God—Love others
6)Share:  Our messages this year have shown us how God worked through people (like Peter and Stephen) in the Bible to carry out this mission.  We especially saw this in the life of Paul.
7)What has God given His people to help them with this mission?  (The Holy Spirit, The Bible)
8)Review 2 Timothy 3:16 (The Itsy Bitsy Spider) All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16 (2 Timothy 3:16)
9)What does the Holy Spirit do?  Helps us to “Speak Boldly, listen and explain, give us the words to tell others, etc”
10)So how do we carry out this mission?
GO—Even though we can’t leave our houses, we can still love God and love others.  When you are around others (including your family—you can tell them about Jesus too), show the fruit of the spirit/think about Ephesians 4:32:  Be ye kind....tenderhearted, forgiving. 
TEACH—Keep learning the Bible so you can teach it to others.  If people ask why you’re so kind, loving...tell them about your loving God/Savior. 
11)  DON’T FORGET—Reading God’s Word (memorizing it too) and Praying helps prepare us for this mission. 
12)Pray...thanking God for the Holy Spirit and His Word, asking Him to help you carry out His mission. 

REVIEW OF THIS YEAR"S THEMES

The Holy Spirit Came

Crazy Hair Night

Dwells

Peter Healed a Beggar

Injury Night--Bring a bandage/crutch/or something else that represents an injury

Heals

Stephen's Address

Write down your address night

Speaks Boldly

The Ethiopian Official Believed

Beach Night

Listen & Explain

Peter Visited Cornelius

Team Color Night

Tell Everyone

Paul's Conversion/Baptism--AWANA Store #1

Bring a Friend

Changes

Spirit of Giving and Generosity (Act 4:32-37/5:1-11)/Xmas God giving his Son

Bring something for OCC Boxes

Share

No Theme

PACK OCC Boxes

NOTHING

Paul's First/Second Journey

Missionary Night--Name/picture/where they serve/what they do

Learn and Overcome

Paul Preached in Europe

Foreign Object Night

One God

The Message:  Christ Alone/Christmas

Double Points Bible Night

One Savior

Blanket Making/AWANA Store #2-There is large group

Parent Night

NOTHING

Paul's Third Journey

Pajama night/Triple Points Section

Worship (honor, respect, praise)

The Plan to Stop Paul

2 Truths and a Lie

No Favortism/Equal Love

Paul Before Rulers

Bring a ruler

Lead Like Jesus

The Church was Divided

Superbowl Night

United in Jesus

NO LARGE GROUP/PARENT WEEK

SERVICE DANCE NIGHT

Nothing

The Armour of God

Uniform Night/Christian T-Shirt(Xtra points if worn to school)

Ready

 

 

 

FOLLOW JESUS???????  Who do you follow?

Red Night  (intro Red Letter Challenge)

Foundation

ANSWER for # of Themes:  Crazy Hair, Foreign Object, Injury, Uniform, Backwards/Inside Out, Ruler, Bible, Beach, Address...at least 9!

DEVOTION FOR APRIL 22: “What you look forward to doing again that you can’t do right now”
Mr Diener's Answer:  High 5's, Hugs and Shaking Hands
(Scroll down for possible answers and previous weeks' devotions)

0A) Ask students what they have enjoyed about their extra time at home.

0B)  Ask students what a challenge is about being at home
1) What’s something you look forward to doing again that you can’t do right now?
2) BIG WORD ALERT:  Do you know what perseverance means?
3)If I put your favorite food in front of you but said you couldn’t eat it, what would you to keep from eating it?
4)Can you share a tough time in your life when you had to be persevere(or work through something?  How did you make it through?
5) Read:  James 1:12   Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
6)This verse states that a person who perseveres “under trial” will be blessed.  What trials do Christians face (those in the Bible, and those today)?
7)How do Christian make it through those trials?  Does that mean things will be easy?
 
8)How are Christians blessed for their perseverance. 
9)How did Jesus persevere?  Why did he persevere? 
10)What can you do in the future when you are facing a tough time?
11)Pray (asking God for patience during )

EXTRA--Check out Mr. Diener’s “large group” message this Friday (https://www.stpaulfalls.com/weekly-resources).  He will talk about how Paul gave a message of Hope to people (one that would help them persevere!)

Possible Answers: 
2) persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success
6)  people make fun of Christians, Christians seek to be kind and forgive when others don’t, Christians stick to God’s word on when others don’t (on topics like abortion, creation, etc), Christians are killed for what they believe,
7)Christians pray, they get support from other Christian friends, they read the Bible, they praise God in all circumstances.  THING WILL NOT BE EASY..that’s why they are called trials. 
8)Sometimes there is an earthly blessings:  a new friendship, forgiveness, the fruit of the spirit (love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, joy, etc), there might even be a financial blessing.  But the most important blessing is salvation/heaven with Jesus. 
9)Jesus persevered as people, including pastors of the time, hated him or treated him poorly.  Ultimately he was tortured and put on a cross.  He persevered because he loved/loves us.  We are blessed because he took the punishment we deserve. 
10)Pray, Read the Bible, talk with another Christian

DEVOTION ON BACKWARDS/INSIDE OUT  (Scroll down for possible answers and previous weeks' devotions)
1A) Ask students about these words/phrases:   “sdrawkcab”  or tuo-edisni
1B)  Ask what these words have in common?  mom, dad, racecar, Hannah, Asa, noon, civic, deified, radar, level, rotor, kayak, reviver, redder, madam, and refer—or a whole sentence:  Was it a car or a cat I saw? 

2) What things did you wear backwards/inside-out
3) Why is it hard when things are backwards/inside-out  

4) What things in life seem backwards?
5) What things in the Bible might seem a little backwards to non-Christians.
6)Why do the things in #5 make sense to us as Christians. 
7)  Look-Up/Read 1 Corinthians 2:4-5  4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

8)Where does this verse tell us to turn when things don’t make sense? 
9) How can we help people that think God’s Word doesn’t make sense?
10)How can we as Christians be “backwards” when it comes to the Corona Virus? 

11)Pray (thanking God for Joys, asking for help with concerns/challenges, praising God for His love and wisdom)

EXTRA--Check out Mr. Diener’s “large group” message this Friday (https://www.stpaulfalls.com/weekly-resources).  He will talk about how, much like we’re challenged to be joyful in our isolation, the apostle Paul was joyful even though he was chained up in prison. 

Possible Answers: 
1A) "backwards" "inside out"
1B)  same backwards/forwards

2) Answers will vary
3) You can’t see/understand what’s being said/where you’re going…it would be hard to un-zipper or unbutton pants

4) You have to pull an arrow back—to shoot it forwards, This letter W=Double U and Not Double V We put Circle pizzas, that are cut into triangle slices, into a square box. 
5) Jesus dying so others may life.  Miracles (can you list some),  Walls of Jericho falling when the people yelled/walked around, Water turned into wine, Floating axe head, Blind people can see, Water turned to blood, 10 Plagues of Egypt, A TALKING DONKEY (LOOK-UP:  Numbers: 22:30)   
6)We have faith.  We have God’s Word
8)The Truth, God’s Word
9) Pray for them, we can learn God’s Word so we can help explain why it isn’t backwards, build a relationship with them so they can trust us
10)Some people may be down, frustrated, lonely.  People might disagree on what to do.  We as Christians, can seek to be joyful.  Help others as much as we can.  At the very least, pray for others. 

DEVOTION ON WHITE
1)What are some white foods?  What are some white animals?  What are other things that are white? 
2)What are some words to describe white? (Clean, pure, new, spotless)
3)Do you know how many times “white” appears in the Bible?  (one version has about 75)
4)Have you ever gotten a stain on a white or light shirt?  Is it easy to get out? 
5)God made humans perfect...you might think of this as “white.”  But when Adam and Eve sinned way back in Genesis, they became stained with sin...they weren’t “white” or pure/clean any more.  Not only were they stained, but all of us have that same stain.  And just like it’s tough to get a stain out of a shirt, we can’t just get rid of our stain.
5)Look up Isaiah 1:18--22 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

6)What does this verse mean?People were told before Jesus was ever born, that the stain they had would be made white as snow.  They were told their sins would be taken away.  And that’s exactly what Jesus does when he dies on the cross (which we will remember this Friday).  Jesus takes our sins (which separate us from God).  He gets rid of them.  Along with this he defeats the devil and overcomes death.  This is what we celebrate on Easter. 
7)So why is there still sin?  We still live in a sinful world.  That’s why we still have things like Covid 19 too.  But we know while we live on earth...our sins can be forgiven.  As believers in Jesus, God doesn’t see our sins.  Because he doesn’t see our sins, we can be with Him.  And one day...either when we die or when Jesus comes back again, we will be made eternally perfect (white!)
8)How does it make you feel to know that everything bad that you’ve done can be forgiven?  
9)Pray -thanking God for sending Jesus to take your sins away.  

DEVOTION on Bringing a Fruit (For parents/kids or teachers/kids)
1) What is your favorite fruit?  Why?
2)List as many fruits as you can.
3)Do you know what fruits are in the Bible? (Depending on your definition, here are some:  Grape,Olive , Date , Fig , Pomegranate , Almond , Apple , Walnut)

4)The Bible often talks about bearing (or showing) good fruit.  When we believe, listen and follow Jesus, are lives will show this.  The “fruit” that grows or comes from us will reflect what’s inside. 
5)Look up Galatians 5:22-23--22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

6)As a Christian, which of these fruits would other people see growing from you?  Which ones do you struggle with?
7)How do we get better at having these fruits grow from us?
8)Choose 1 and ask God to help you get better at it.  What is something specific you can do to get better at it?  
9)Pray -asking God to help you to show

 


 

 

 

 

Welcome to AWANA 2019-2020 at St. Paul (Scroll down for theme nights and to register)

AWANA Theme Nights (and other important dates) 

Register for AWANA 2019-2020

Preview new TNT Curriculum

For more about what AWANA is scroll below the links. 

General Parent Information    Sparks  (Kindergarten to 2nd Grade)          Truth & Training  (3rd to 5th Grade)    

Volunteers        AWANA Store    
5 Questions Ministry   

Children's Ministry Main Page (And links to our new 5 Questions and Ambassadors Ministries)

WHAT IS AWANA... 
Our Wednesday night program offers children the opportunity to join a million plus kids in a fun and Bible based club called AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) which is an acronym for 2 Timothy 2:15. A typical AWANA club revolves around games, activities, scripture memorization and Christ centered devotions to list a few. Children, families and congregations across the world have found AWANA to be an exciting program that is not only fun but important in developing a child's understanding of the Scriptures. Those who have utilized AWANA have found the program to be invaluable in a child's faith development. Some of the benefits include developing a strong understanding of God's love, forgiveness and plan of salvation through Christ alone. In addition, AWANA participants are better equipped to distinguish between God's Truth and Satan's lies. 

AWANA school starts the Wednseday after Labor Day and continues thru the first Wednesday in May.  Registration starts the first week of August and continues thru the entire year (See link above). For questions please contact the AWANA Director at [email protected] .

Weekly Schedule:
5:53-6:00   Start to arrive
6:00-6:05   Opening

K-GRADE 2                                                      
6:07-6:37         Small Group
6:40-7:00         Large Group
7:02-7:30         Games                        

GRADES 3-5
6:07-6:36         Games
6:38-7:13         Small Group
7:15-7:30         Large Group 

AWANA Main Page 

It's never too late to join AWANA!  There's always a place for you on Wednesday evenings.
Times: 6:00-7:30 Wednesday Nights Sept - May