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Octagonal Font   Leave a comment

Only suitable if your baptismal font has eight sides!

Bible Link: I Peter 3: 18-22

Do you know how many sides the font has?  Let’s count them…  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.  It’s an eight sided font – so it’s an….   OCTAGON.   Many fonts have eight sides… and remind us of Bible story about 8 people…
Noah, his wife, Mrs Noah!, and their three boys: Shem, Ham and Japheth – and they had wives…  so 8 in all…  God saved them from the waters of the flood…  and Noah did what God asked…

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Posted August 29, 2010 by dgbmcc in Baptism, no props required

5 Finger Prayer   Leave a comment

submitted: Gary Utz

1.  Your thumb is nearest to you.  So begin your prayers by
praying for those closest to you.  They are the easiest to
remember.  To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once
said, a "sweet duty."

2.  The next finger is the pointing finger.
Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal.  This includes
teachers, doctors, and ministers.  They need support and
wisdom in pointing others in the right direction.  Keep them
in your prayers.

3.  The next finger is the tallest finger.  It reminds us of
our leaders.  Pray for the president, leaders in business
and industry, and administrators.  These people shape our
nation and guide public opinion.  They need God’s guidance.

4.  The fourth finger is our ring finger.  Surprising to many
is fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano
teacher will testify.  It should remind us to pray for those
who are weak, in trouble or in pain.  They need your prayers
day and night.  You cannot pray too much for them.

5.  And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger
of all.  Which is where we should place ourselves in relation
to God and others.  As the Bible says, "The least shall be
the greatest among you."  Your pinkie should remind you to
pray for yourself.

By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your
own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be
able to pray for yourself more effectively.
(author unknown)

Posted August 21, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, no props required, Prayer

Radiate   Leave a comment

Sometimes I bring something along to show you… today the thing is already here… we’re going to talk about radiators!  I was thinking that you are like radiators!  What do radiators do… give out heat… other kind of radiators… lamps that radiate light… and the kind that radiate God’s love… so you are like radiators… shining for God.

Posted August 9, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, no props required

Echoes   Leave a comment

Once there was a young boy called Louis, who came home from school one day with a big black eye… "What have you been up to?", asked his mother. But before hearing the explanation she cleaned up his eye – it was really quite a mess. Then she asked what had been happening at school. "It was the other boy – he started it", said Louis… he called me names… and was saying nasty things to me… and I said nastier things to him… then he said really really bad things to me… it got worse and worse… then I hit him… and he hit me. Louis expected a row from his mum… but she did a strange thing… took him to the back door of their house… it looked out onto a big mountain… "Louis, I want you to shout at the mountain… shout some of the terrible things you and the other boy were saying at school today" – and so he shouted "I hate you"… and back came the echo… "I hate you" – it was as if the mountain was shouting back to him… (get the kids to be the echo as you use a few more examples) Then after shouting lots of bad things at the mountain… Louis’ mum asked him to shout out "God loves you" – and back came the loud reply – "God loves you"… That was a day that young Louis never forgot… he learnt an important lesson… say bad, unkind things… and they often come back to you… and good things too come back like echoes. It’s a true story and the young boy was Louis Mayer, who became the famous film maker – of Metro Goldwin Mayer – the films that begin with the roaring lion! Louis knew that if he was kind and considerate to others, he could expect that back from others… "Jesus said do to others what you would like them to do to you"…

Posted August 8, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, no props required