Wednesday, October 28, 2009

God's great plan for your life

"I am your God. I have a great plan for you. I will do good things for you. I will not hurt you. My plan is the best. Good things will happen to you. You can count on that. You can trust in me. You can have hope. Then you will pray to me. And I will listen. Do you really want to know me? Do you really want to be close to me? Are you trying hard to do what is right? Then you will find me. Then you will be close to me" (Jeremiah 29:11-13, The B-I-B-L-E).

Monday, October 19, 2009

God's free gift

"Sin is not the ruler of your life anymore. God made you free from sin. Now you have a new ruler of your life. Now you want to obey God. You want to do what is right. You want to make God happy. You want to live forever with God in heaven. If you sin, what will happen? You will be punished. But God wants to give you a way out. God wants to give you a gift. It is a free gift. Jesus died for our sins. He took our punishment. He wants to make you right with God. He wants to forgive your sins. He wants to give you eternal life. He wants you to live with him in heaven forever"
(Romans 6:22-23, The B-I-B-L-E).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Easy to read

I love to hear reports of kids who are reading The B-I-B-L-E.
They are finding it easy to read, and they are understanding and reacting to God's Word. One girl told me that school has been very hard for her. She never liked to read. Her teacher told her she needed to read with her mom every day. It was always a chore. But her grandmother gave her The B-I-B-L-E. She is reading it with pleasure. Now she reminds her mom that it is time to read. Let others know about this important resource for children and early readers.

Friday, October 9, 2009

How to be right with God

"Everyone has done bad things. God will punish sin. But God made the way to be right with him. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He is ready to forgive us. We need to trust in Jesus. We need to do what is right. Then God will take our sins away. Then we will not be in trouble anymore. God will not punish us. We will be right with God. He will say we are good" (Romans 8:1, The B-I-B-L-E).

Monday, October 5, 2009

A heart full of peace

"I am praying for you. God can help you think about good things. I pray you will keep on trusting in God. I pray you will keep on being happy. I pray your heart will be full of peace. I pray you will keep on thinking about the good things God will do. God gave you the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will make you strong. The Holy Spirit will help you keep on thinking about God’s promises. I hope you will have too many happy ideas to keep them inside your heart. I hope your happy ideas will bubble over to others" (Romans 15:13, The B-I-B-L-E).