Bible Adventures: “The Rock And The Sand”

Hello boys and girls!

Are you ready to go on more Bible Adventures? Today we are going to listen to a story that the Good King, Jesus told about two houses. One house was built on a rock and one was built on the sand. Which one will last when a storm comes? Let’s listen and see!

When we obey what Jesus says in the Bible, we are like the wise man in the story. No matter what happens we will be strong and no troubles or problems can knock us down. Isn’t that great to know?

Prayer: Ask Jesus to help you to listen and to obey what He says. Thank Him that He can keep you from being knocked down when bad things happen.

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“A Twofold Life” 04/27

Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3.

Nothing is more needed in our work than the practical results of communion with God. We should show by our daily lives that we have peace and rest in the Saviour. His peace in the heart will shine forth in the countenance…. Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life. Men will take knowledge of us, as of the first disciples, that we have been with Jesus. This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived. We must live a twofold life—a life of thought and action, of silent prayer and earnest work.

All who are under the training of God need the quiet hour for communion with their own hearts, with nature, and with God…. We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart. When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God. He bids us, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. This is the effectual preparation for all labor for God. Amidst the hurrying throng, and the strain of life’s intense activities, he who is thus refreshed will be surrounded with an atmosphere of light and peace. He will receive a new endowment of both physical and mental strength. His life will breathe out a fragrance, and will reveal a divine power that will reach men’s hearts.

Many, even in their seasons of devotion, fail of receiving the blessing of real communion with God. They are in too great haste. With hurried steps they press through the circle of Christ’s loving presence, pausing perhaps a moment within the sacred precincts, but not waiting for counsel. They have no time to remain with the divine Teacher. With their burdens they return to their work.

These workers can never attain the highest success until they learn the secret of strength. They must give themselves time to think, to pray, to wait upon God for a renewal of physical, mental, and spiritual power. They need the uplifting influence of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be quickened by fresh life.

From “Maranatha”, by Ellen White

Listening And Understanding Jesus

Almighty God, grant us grace to hear Jesus Christ, the heavenly bread, preached throughout the world and truly to understand Him. May all evil, heretical and human doctrines be cut off, while Your Word as the living bread be distributed. Amen.

–Martin Luther

Faith’s Checkbook: He Always Listens

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Jesus always listens to our prayers. 

June 6

He Always Listens

“The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.” Psalms 6:9

The experience here recorded is mine. I can set to my seal that God is true. In very wonderful ways He has answered the prayers of His servant many and many a time. Yes, and He is hearing my present supplication, and He is not turning away His ear from me. Blessed be His holy name!

What then? Why, for certain the promise which lies sleeping in the psalmist’s believing confidence is also mine. Let me grasp it by the hand of faith: “The LORD will receive my prayer.” He will accept it, think of it, and grant it in the way and time which His loving wisdom judges to be best. I bring my poor prayer in my hand to the great King, and He gives me audience and graciously receives my petition. My enemies will not listen to me, but my LORD will. They ridicule my tearful prayers, but my LORD does not; He receives my prayer into His ear and His heart.

What a reception this is for a poor sinner! We receive Jesus, and then the LORD receives us and our prayers for His Son’s sake. Blessed be that dear name which franks our prayers so that they freely pass even within the golden gates. LORD, teach me to pray, since Thou hearest my prayers.

 

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Bible Adventures: “I’m Listening”

Hello boys and girls!

Here’s a story about a little boy from the Bible who heard God call his name. His name was Samuel.

 

Activity:

Here’s a song from the Donut Man about Samuel and the memory verse for this week:

 

Prayer: Thank God for the example of little Samuel. Ask Him to help you to be a good listener when He speaks to you in your Bible readings and when you pray to Him. Ask Him to also help you to be a good servant in whatever you say and in whatever you do.