Let’s shine brightly!

Let’s shine brightly!

Do you have a flashlight or a  candle? What does it look like when you shine it in a dark room? When you bring it  into the room, the darkness instantly goes away. Everything looks different. Today, and for the next few weeks, you might hear a beautiful hymn at...

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Rejoice in the Lord!

Rejoice in the Lord!

What makes you happy? Can you think of something that always makes you smile? A friend? A favorite thing you do? A joke? Did you know God wants us to be joyful, to be happy? Today is Palm Sunday, a day full of joy and happiness. When we hear the...

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How do you serve?

How do you serve?

Have you ever tried really hard to be first in line? Have you even pushed people out of the way to get there? Even Jesus’ disciples made that mistake once! Today’s Gospel reading tells us about two of Jesus’ disciples, who wanted Jesus to give them a special place in...

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God’s promises

God’s promises

Have you ever promised something to a friend? Did your friend believe you? Did you keep your promise? In today’s epistle reading, we hear about a promise God made. He promised Abraham that he would have a son.   Abraham was an old man by then, so at first he...

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Christ understands

Christ understands

Do you know a friend who has had your same teacher or coach or even camp counselor? When you talk about things or about a problem, you know your friend really understands, because he went through it too. Did you know that our Lord, Jesus Christ really understands us? In...

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Greater things than these!

Greater things than these!

Have you ever heard somebody say, “You haven’t seen anything yet!” Maybe you saw a show or a play or a performance, and you were so impressed with the first part. “You haven’t seen anything yet!” somebody might say. Just wait and see what’s next! Today in the Gospel reading,...

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Your little secret

Your little secret

Tomorrow is the very first day of Great Lent. We have a long way to go before Easter, and a lot to do before we get there! We want to prepare ourselves for that awesome feastday, and the Bible today tells us just how to do it. By now, we...

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Christ is in our midst!

Christ is in our midst!

When you see your friends, what do you say? “Hey, what’s up?” “How’s it going?” We al-ways have something to say, don’t we? At church, you might hear people greet each other in a different way. “Christ is in our midst!” Christ is with us! And you can answer, “He...

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Wasting things

Wasting things

What would you do if you had an hour free to do whatever you wanted? How about a weekend, or even a whole summer break? How would you spend your time? Reading books? Napping? Playing video games? Sometimes we might want to spend our time in a good way, but...

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Which way do YOU pray?

Which way do YOU pray?

When we hear a story, sometimes we think about how we fit into it, don’t we? Today we hear the story of the Publican and the Pharisee. Do you remember it? Two men went to the temple to pray. One of them said, “God, I thank you that I am...

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