Friday, July 4, 2014

O is for Others and Obey

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O is for Others
"Do to others as you would have them do to you."
Luke 6:31

O is for Obey
"It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands
and
obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him."
Deuteronomy 13:4

In a world inundated with constant, contradicting voices authoritatively telling us what to think and how to live and who to be; where morality is mocked and evil is often elevated in celebratory fashion, it is so important for us to have a grounded focus and a certainty of conviction in the Holy God we serve. We don't do what everyone else does because a majority agrees it must be acceptable. We don't decide for ourselves what is right for us personally. No, we follow the Lord, our God and we respect and reverence His wisdom and instruction given to us in His Word. When the winds of cultural opinions sway back and forth, we hold fast to Him. When we are confronted with two conflicting options to be weighed and decided on; when our submission is demanded and there is an expectation for us to fall in line, we must recognize that our first duty is obedience to Him, not to political correctness, or to a party association, or a religious organization, government entity, or cultural norm, no, our devotion and loyalty and trust is in the Lord.

I considered another verse for the key word, "obey": Ephesians 6:1, or maybe Colossians 3:20. But as I prayed and pondered, I came to the conclusion that the ultimate commitment of our hearts and obedience is to the Lord, and that is what I hope to instill in my children first and foremost. And as they surrender their lives to His Lordship, the specifics of that obedience will follow (obey your parents in the Lord). A surrendered heart will grow and mature to embrace what God has for us. This is a process.

One of the most beautiful things I sometimes witness as a parent is when I watch my child struggle with their own desires versus the knowledge of what God desires for them...and they choose to honor the Lord. The victory is not in the absence of that war within us - the battle is inevitable and ongoing; it is in overcoming the natural inclinations we tend to appease as we fight our tendencies, submitting our thoughts and words and actions instead to His Lordship in our lives. When our child stops mid-anger and changes the tone in their voice, they are exhibiting self-control and discipline as they choose not to continue to yell, however satisfactory it may feel to express their feelings in that way, but to speak kindly and considerately to a sibling. Celebrate those victories. Encourage that character in their hearts. Thank them for choosing to do what is honoring to God and in that way, representing Jesus in their family. Acknowledge the effort and continue to challenge them as their development in this area will be ongoing and lifelong.

If our children can begin early on to learn the value of relying on God's wisdom and walking in obedience to Him above all others, it may just save them some of the needless heartache and spiritually devastating confusion that the world is sure to tempt and test with. In order for them to choose this, there are several other important things to consider and impress upon them.

1. We need to guide our children into understanding the character of God. Obedience is a wonderful quality in our children when they recognize what healthy obedience is and WHO it is good to be obedient to. Weak submission to any and all authority however, is not a strength but a very concerning trait. I want my children to be empowered to choose obedience and to determine surrender of their own free will, not out of coercion or because they are overpowered. God in his sovereignty certainly has the ability to overpower us and to force our hand if He so chose. But this is not how the Lord relates with us. He is no tyrant. He does not enslave us in servitude to Him. Even when we look through the Bible at stories of people who defied the Lord, only to later submit to His instruction to them (Pharaoh and Jonah come first to my mind), He worked the circumstances to bring them to recognize the value of obedience to Him and to eventually submit to His will. I want my children to understand why their obedience to the Lord is the best thing for them to choose and why it is important (hopefully before learning the hard way that God will not be mocked). The reasons have everything to do with the character of our God. Similarly, their obedience to other authorities throughout life should be dependent on the character of those individuals in authority. I want my children to do what I say because I said it...but not just because I am powerful in their life: because they can trust that what I instruct them to do is for their good, that I love them and value them; that I have knowledge and wisdom they may not understand, but can fully depend on. All of this is significant in preparing our children to have a healthy balance of respect for authority as well as an ability to stand for what is good and right and true when under pressure. We obey God because He is sovereign, but also because He is good, He is loving, He is trustworthy. Not every authority in our children's lives will deserve that same submissive obedience. Knowing who to obey and why is important. Recognizing that our ultimate authority is the Lord is absolutely key.

2. We need to educate our children in what the Word of God says. Not only are the influences in the world around us often inconsistent with the truth at times, but sometimes even the authorities within our churches, or the beliefs of family members or friends may not be aligned with what the Bible actually teaches. I cannot count all the times I sat in a Bible study or listened to a sermon, or read a "Christian" book where the Bible was misquoted, or a particular passage was twisted to make a point the original text was never written to make. So often in conversations, people will throw out quips with snippets from Scripture (or even a secular quote they mistake as Scripture) and without an understanding of the surrounding text, they base their thoughts and views on a single isolated phrase. Teach them the whole Word of God. Teach them the full story of redemption. Teach them what God has to say about sin and grace; justice and mercy; holiness, sanctification, and love. This brings me to a final consideration as we lead our children in obedience to the Lord.

3. Be an example of obedience. As opportunities arise, include your children in those moments of decision that you face. Let them hear you process those challenges from time to time. This can happen through conversation directly with them, through including them in prayer over situations, or as you have a conversation with your spouse or other adults in the presence of our kids about decisions that require your obedience to God. Let them see you act. Let them see you choose to do what is right and honoring to the Lord. Walk in integrity in your home, in your work, in your relationships.

There are several examples of our obedience to God being intertwined with our love for Him. (Deuteronomy 7:9, Deuteronomy 11:1, Nehemiah 1:5, Joshua 22:5, John 14:15, John 14:21, 2 John 1:6) But perhaps the most clearly stated example of this is found in 1 John 5:3: "this is love for God: to keep his commands." If we truly love the Lord, it will be evident in the obedience expressed through our lives in action and word. Now, worth recognizing here is that our salvation is not dependent on our perfect love for God, but on His perfect love for us extended in action through His sacrifice and freely-given grace. If we are going to examine anyone's love for God, it should be our own. Surely we should be discerning as we observe whether others are consistent in word and deed, but always also with the acknowledgement that sanctification is a continual work in the life of a Believer and with grace for one another as we mature and grow.

Loving others is an extension of our obedience to God. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34) "Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other." (1 Thessalonians 4:9) Most notably, Jesus clearly instructed His disciples, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." (John 15:12) Of all the commands He might have stated here, He gave them this single one, to love one another as He has loved us. When questioned by an expert in the religious law, Jesus summed up the whole of it very simply for him (and us). Jesus answered the expert, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:37-40). So, loving God, which is expressed in our lives through obedience to His commands, and loving others, following the example Jesus gave us, is what is most significant.

The discipline of loving is one that begins within us and works itself out through our words and actions. Love isn't always easy...in fact, the real nitty-gritty of truly dedicating ourselves to choosing to love others is arguably the hardest thing we may ever do. But it is good and right and pleasing to the Lord when we do the hard thing and follow His example in love. Obedience is hard and selflessness is hard. But it produces in us something brilliant as we reflect Jesus in our lives to a dark world in desperate need of truth and salvation.

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For "O" I have selected several passages, which I've shared below in PDF files.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - Luke 6:31

Level 2 - Deuteronomy 13:4

Level 3 - Deuteronomy 13:4

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

N is for New

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N is for New
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new
every morning;
great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23

N is for New
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new
creation;
the old has gone,
the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17


Although I have not included it above, I love the way this passage continues:

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."

This newness is all about reconciliation! We are forgiven and free and new in Christ. The old is gone - the old sin, the old ways, the old past, the old thought processes, the old focus in our lives - it is gone. The new has come.

In some ways, this concept makes me think of the experience of having children. Before I had kids, everything...EVERYTHING, was different. Nothing of my life or my perspective has stayed wholly the same since welcoming these little loves into my heart and home. I view myself differently, my husband differently; friendships, entertainment, needs, wants, hopes, dreams, fears, triumphs, joys, social issues, political issues - the love of the Lord, as a compassionate Father to a child He treasures - all of it is seen through a new lens. This process of developing a changed perspective didn't happen overnight, but from the moment I began to love that growing baby inside of my body, nothing has ever remained the same. That child's presence in my life has impacted every aspect of my world and continues to shape me. Love does this. Truth does this.

These babies have opened my eyes to simpler truth in life: things like, what really matters (hint: it has nothing to do with material luxuries). Or that we truly may not understand what is happening in our lives (but our Heavenly Father does). Or that despite what I believed about myself all of my life; I am actually both strong and brave. (I delivered these wonders into the world; when I knew for certain I could not do it, I still did. I've never felt so strong in my life. And I would kill a spider with my bare hands if it were crawling on my baby. Once upon a time, I waited hours for Prince Charming to come home while staring the tiny monster down and praying it didn't move. Post-kids, I found that there was a bit of courage stored up deep inside myself that I never before believed existed there.)

These sweet darlings have also opened my heart to not only experience a new sort of love that I had never before known, but in the process have made my heart vulnerable, and desperately tender, as only love can do. I remember holding my newborn son in my arms, his perfect face peaceful as he slept, and feeling an absolute flood of emotion overwhelm me in this wild downpour; I could hardly breath. My heart just leaped up into my throat and this feeling; this intense, love was almost more than I could bear. It was like nothing I had ever experienced. And I had only just met this baby. How would I endure a lifetime of loving like this? I wondered. How could I ever ever endure not having him to love? And in that moment of maternal awakening, as I smiled and wept in a mess of hormones and happiness, the Lord spoke to my heart. "How great is the Love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" "This is love, not that we love God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." His love for us is greater than we can ever fully grasp.

When we begin to fall in love with Jesus, there is no hope of remaining the same. Love changes us. Truth changes us. And our God is Love; His Word is Truth. It may not all happen at once, but He makes us new. As believers we are instructed to be active participants in this process of being made new, not as a means to salvation (we are saved by grace through faith - it is the gift of God), but rather as a response to the mercy we have already received and as an expression of both love and trust.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." - Romans 12:2

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." - Ephesians 4:22-24

Our salvation in Christ changes us. But the reality is that we are continually being made new. It is a never ending process. And our struggle with sin will continue throughout our lives. This is not such a bad thing: when we stop struggling, when we give in or become complacent about our sin, that's when we need to take a step back and ask ourselves some hard questions. But the fact that we face temptations and continue to fight our tendencies toward sin, that is part of our human condition; "...what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do...I find this law at work: when I want to do good, evil is right there with me." (Romans 7:15, 21) Paul laments this inner battle between the sin nature and the work of the Spirit in our lives. He asks the question, 'who will rescue me from this tendency toward sin'? And provides the answer: "Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!"

Being a new creation has less to do with us becoming spiritually whole by abstaining from sinful behaviors. It has far more to do with the recognition that we are wholly forgiven in Jesus Christ. This is how we will be rescued from the struggle with our flesh. This is how we will be able to put the old things behind us and press on toward the newness of life that salvation provides. It is in Jesus! And when we do struggle with our "old" self, it is good to know we are not only eternally victorious, but have an opportunity before us to be victorious over earthly temptations: "...God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13

We are a work in progress. We are a new creation from the moment we are saved, but we are also being made new, we are continually learning how to walk in that newness of life. And our God is faithful to continue that renewal process in us. "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished..." - Philippians 1:6

And for the moments when our "old" self feels far too familiar, and we forget that God designed us with both strength and bravery; when we are weak and bend to stoop back into sin's grip, and we do what we do not want to do, but do again what we hate - there's this:

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him.'" - Lamentations 3:22-24(ESV)

Be reconciled to God. Walk in the newness of life. ("...Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." - Romans 6:4) Be ambassadors of Christ as God makes his appeal through you. You are a new creation! The old is gone. The new has come. Nothing will ever be the same again. We have the immeasurable benefit of viewing life through a lens of His steadfast love and His faithful truth. What a wonderful thing it is to experience new life!

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For "N" I have selected several passages, which I've shared below in PDF files.

I prepared the copy work pages with the entire passage for Level 3, but I encourage you to shorten this as you need to for your child (or yourself). I suggest simply highlighting/underlining the section you would like to commit to memory.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Level 2 - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Level 2 - Romans 12:2
Level 2 - Lamentations 3:22-23

Level 3 - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Level 3 - Ephesians 4:22-24

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

M is for Made

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M is for Made
"The God who made the world 
and everything in it 
is the Lord of heaven and earth 
and does not live in temples built by hands.
And He is not served by human hands, 
as if He needed anything,
because He Himself gives all men life
and breath and everything else.
From one man He made every nation of men,

that they should inhabit the whole earth;
and He determined the times set for them
and the exact places where they should live.
God did this so that men would seek Him
and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us.
For in Him we live and move
and have our being."
Acts 17:24-28a


In a world that forcefully challenges the Biblical account of creation in the minds of our children (and ourselves), - even from a very young age and from all angles of our culture, it is absolutely imperative that we diligently teach them (and know for ourselves) what God's Word says about the origin of life and why what He tells us is worth listening to and can be trusted as reliable.

All throughout the Bible there are verses which credit the Almighty as the one who spoke the world into place; breathed life into humanity; who deserves the wonderment within our hearts as we marvel at the miraculous ways we function; who has shrouded in thrilling mystery parts of existence that science has yet to fully understand or explain; who is credited as the artist behind the majestic beauty of our natural world which catches our breath and compels our whole being to inspiration and excitement. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth!

It is difficult (I would argue even deeply foolish) to separate God as the Maker and subscribe to a worldview that life came into being in any other way, and still claim to trust the remainder of the Biblical account. The Bible is clear that the Divine designed us and the world around us - and He did so with intelligence and wisdom. His purpose and placement was not only intentional, but good. He orchestrates all that we see with one overarching motivation: so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. It is clear that those who were called to pen the words of Scripture believed in a Creator-God. It is clearly the intention of the Bible to teach this viewpoint as truth, and for us to recognize God as the one who made us and all that is around us. If God is not wise enough to lead us to right knowledge about our very existence, is He trustworthy to communicate to us any other meaningful information about life - either present or eternal?

The last verse we memorized was about the love of God. This is the God who loves us. The same God whose word spoke light into existence; this God who formed the heavenly orbs to spin and glow with precise energy and calculated distance/speed also formed the heart that pumps blood through our veins every second of every day, waking or sleeping. This God we serve is not only loving and compassionate: He is powerful, ingenuitive, awe-inspiring, gloriously interested in the details as well as the big picture. He is holy and He is good. He is wise and He is majestic. He is a God of order, whose handiwork on our earth we can observe and learn from and make sense of: and yet His design in the intricate and immense alike continues to stun and stump even the brightest of human minds.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. (Psalm 19) The passage continues, "In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun...it rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat." And after the psalmist gives consideration to the careful and wondrous design God has revealed to us in the realm beyond our own planet, he turns his thoughts to God's commands for us, and his guidance in our personal lives: "The law of the Lord is perfect...the statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant...The ordinances of the Lord are sure..." We see in the natural world the power and goodness of God. We see the design that has purpose AND beauty. We can trust the God who formed and placed the sun exactly as it should be to provide us with the light and warmth the earth needs to support life; we can trust this same God to know what is good for us and provide for our needs. He who set the heavens in place, also set us in place and gave us guidelines to obey: boundaries that are good and right. His purposes for us, and the instruction He gives us are intended for our good, to produce "joy in our hearts" and give "light to our (spiritual) eyes". And the same is true of the way that He has designed the sun to provide joy and light to our physical bodies as its glow is essential for natural human vision and our skin needs adequate exposure to the sun's rays in order to produce a sufficient level of vitamin D3, which is important for both our physical and emotional health.

If Scripture is not trustworthy in this area of science, it begs the very relevant question: is it trustworthy at all? If God is not wise enough and able to correctly reveal to us how the world began and why things work the way they do - then could He truly be intelligent and capable of providing us with insight into our spiritual needs? In short, if we believe that God did not MAKE us, did not make the world around us, with intention and intelligence, then we not only short-change the power and character of God in our own minds, but we contradict His very word, making Him out to be a liar and leaving everything else He has spoken to us to be re-interpreted according to our own imaginations. Did He really mean that "He spoke and life came into being", did He really mean that "In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth"...did He really mean, "GOD made the world and everything in it"? And this leads us back to the garden, where the serpent questioned, "did God really say" and then twisted the truth just enough to make the eternally divisive lie more palatable: God is not trustworthy. Adam and Eve decided God was not to be trusted and they accepted both the lie and the fruit they has been told not to eat. And sin entered the world, and death through sin.

This issue is important. We must be diligent to search it out for ourselves and also with our children. Either we will recognize that God is trustworthy; that as we observe science and the natural world we will consistently see that the heavens DO declare the glory of God and that the skies DO proclaim the work of His hands and that the order and design of our world and our universe points us to the knowledge of a wise Creator God. Or else we will find that His Word is not trustworthy at all. If you won't search this out with your children, they will be taught to disbelieve the truth and to deny the glory, if not the entire existence, of God through secular science promoted in nearly all facets of our society.

I encourage you to teach them what God's Word says about our physical world and to explore nature together. Ask the questions that are challenging both for yourself and your children and search out answers together. Acknowledge other viewpoints and investigate why people believe what they believe about our beginnings. Are these beliefs based on scientific method alone; are there other motivations to grasping for an understand of the world in denial of a God? Can we prove that God made the world? Can we prove any other theory of origins? Is there observable evidence to support one belief over another? Is it reasonable to accept what God's Word says: that God made the world and everything in it; that in Him we live and move and have our being? We must wrestle through these things with them, or they will wrestle through it alone, or perhaps more concerning: with other influences guiding their minds and hearts.

The last thing I want to touch on about this passage is that "He determined the time set for them and the exact places where they should live". God has determined when and where we should be placed on earth and he did so thoughtfully and intentionally for this single purpose: so that we would seek Him. He is not uninterested in the details of our lives. He is not unaware. This can be both comforting and perhaps also confusing for us. If God knows and determined where/when I should be born, there is great comfort in that: he cares, he is aware and has a purpose for me! While at the same time, if the place and time I have been born into has brought great difficulty and/or suffering into my life, it can be a tormenting thought: God knew. He knew and still allowed me to be here. My heart aches for you who struggle with this section of the passage. But I hope that as you work through those struggles and questions, you will find refuge in this truth: He did this so that we would seek Him, and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him - although He is not far from any one of us. He is near. He is also familiar with suffering and suffered more out of His great love for us than most of us will ever come close to experiencing. Take courage and solace in this. Recognize His eternal purpose for you and seek Him; reach out for Him; find Him. He is not far: in fact, it is in Him that we live and move and how our very being.

I hope these thoughts are encouraging and compel you to draw nearer to our Maker as you seek Him out and find Him, and find that He is trustworthy in ALL things: in science; in purpose; in wisdom; and in each aspect of our lives as we reach out for Him. May you see that our confidence is in a Creator who is all-knowing, all powerful, and fully worthy of all of our trust.

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For "M" I have selected a passage and have shortened it into one or two verses for the first two levels. I prepared the copy work pages with the entire passage for Level 3, but I encourage you to shorten this as you need to for your child (or yourself). I suggest simply highlighting/underlining the section you would like to commit to memory.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - Acts 17:24
Level 2 - Acts 17:24-25
Level 3 - Acts 17:24-28a

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

L is for Love

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L is for Love
"This is My command:
love
each other as I have loved you.
John 15:12


L is for Love
"Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your strength and with all your mind;
and,
love your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 10:27


L is for Love
"Dear friends, let us love one another,
for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God 
and knows God.
This is how God showed His love among us:
He sent His one and only Son into the world
that we might live through Him.
This is  love : not that we  loved  God,
but that He loved  us and sent His Son 
as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another."
1 John 4:7, 9-11


The Bible is FULL of passages about love.
Really, this is what the Biblical account of redemption is all about: the love of a holy God for fallen humanity and that love displayed as the Creator humbled Himself, extending freedom, forgiveness, and hope to the objects of His awe-inspiring affection.

When I read the verse, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us..." I am amazed. Even the best love I can offer is a weak expression of this active emotion we experience in our humanity. This is love: the love of the Best giving everything for the undeserving but sincerely cared for. There is no other love story that matches in glorious wonder. There is no better mark to aim for than to look at the example Christ gives us and learn through practice and repentance to do the same; to love the Lord with all we are and to love our neighbor as our very selves.

It is important to remember as we reach for this worthy goal, what we read in 1 John 4:7: "love comes from God". This love we feel; experience; act on - it is a gift from God. This is especially freeing as oftentimes the challenge to love others - especially the unlovely, but sometimes even those for whom we are already naturally inclined to show affection towards, can be an overwhelming command. At times, to love is nothing short of a human impossibility. But love comes from God. It is His love that draws us to Himself and into His grace. It is His love, expressed through us as we walk in obedience to His Word, that allows us to extend a holy love to the individuals He places in our lives.

When loving is really difficult to do, rely on Him. When love is a joy and comes easily and blesses us more than we could have imagined: praise and thank Him for this gift. We have been extravagantly loved. Since God so loved us, let's also love one another. Let's be ambassadors of God's great love to the world around us.


For "L" I have selected several different verses.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - John 15:12
Level 2 - Luke 10:27
Level 3 - 1 John 4:7, 9-11

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

K is for Kind

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K is for Kind
 "Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other,
just as in Christ God forgave you."
  - Ephesians 4:32


For "K", I selected Ephesians 4:32.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - Ephesians 4:32
Level 2 - Ephesians 4:32
Level 3 - Ephesians 4:29 & 32

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

J is for Jesus

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J is for Jesus
 "This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.
Dear children, let us not love with words...
but with actions and in truth."
  - 1 John 3:16,18


For "J", I selected 1 John 3:16,18.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - 1 John 3:16
Level 2 - 1 John 3:16,18
Level 3 - 1 John 3:16,18

Please visit the "Bible ABC's" tab at the top of the page to download an outline of our selected verses [from A-Z] as well as a list of alternative verses you might choose to memorize. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I is for Instruction

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I is for Instruction
 "Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise."
  - Proverbs 19:20


For "I", I selected Proverbs 19:20.

Here are links to the handwriting pages. You are welcome to print them for your personal use. [Please note SEEDS' Terms of Use policy.]

Level 1 - Proverbs 19:20
Level 2 - Proverbs 19:20
Level 3 - Proverbs 19:20

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