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Friday, July 22, 2022

July 24

Fighter Verse is after the graphic

The Supported Ministry is the Harmon family in North Carolina.

Toddlers:  Peter Wrote God’s Word – God told people what to write in the Bible.  The passage is 1 Peter 1:1; 5:7; 2 Pt 1:1, 21.  The memory verse is 1 Peter 5:7

4 & 5-year-olds:  God Helps His Missionaries – God meets missionaries’ needs.  The passage is Acts 12:1-19.  The memory verse is Mark 16:20.

1st - 5th grade:  Rebels Swallowed Up – God takes sin seriously and judges rebellion against Him.  The passage is Numbers 16.  The memory verse is Exodus 34:13, 14.

Fighter Verses Psalm 91:5 - 6.

You will not fear the terror of the night, 

nor the arrow that flies by day, 

nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, 

nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

BIG IDEA:   Trusting God and His promises can help you not to be afraid.

SIMPLE PHRASE:   Trust God and His promises.

This morning in class, we used a water bottle to illustrate this truth.

I punched an empty water bottle with the cap off.  The bottle was smashed in.  Then I blew in the bottle so it was back to its original shape.  Then I put the lid on the bottle and punched it again.  This time it was not crushed. 

When you have the Holy Spirit and God's Word in you, the fears of this world will not crush you.

As you read these two Fighter Verses for today, notice verse 5 talks about the night and the day and verse 6 talks about the darkness and the noonday.  We are commanded not to fear during the day or night because God is our refuge, fortress, deliverer, shield, and buckler.

The Fighter Verses Discussion guide asks the following questions and give the answer.

Does that mean that you will never be concerned, unsure of what to do, or have a feeling of being nervous or afraid in a dangerous or evil situation?  

There is a difference between having a feeling of fear and being so overwhelmed by fear that you are paralyzed by it and unable to think and act in the fact and strength God gives.  Being unsure or concerned in difficult situations should cause you to call out to the LORD for help in knowing what to do and how to trust in His promises of help and protection. 

Let us pray this prayer as we live out Psalm 91:1-6 this week.

God, Light of the world,
Because of you, I will not fear the terror of the night,
God, my shield and my buckler,
Because of you, I will not fear the arrows that are sent against me.
God, the one who gives and sustains life,
Because of you, I will not fear pestilence or destruction.


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