2009 October 01
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:02AM
John Joseph

“ . . . your Word is truth.”  John 17:17b (NIV) 
“ . . . I trust in your Word.”  Psalm 119:42b (NIV)

Why did God give us the Bible? This is the question that Book One of the Awana Truth & Training(third through sixth grades) asks. There are eight answers coordinated with Bible verses that the children learn.


  1. God gave us the Bible so we can know Who He is. Psalm 100:3
  2. God gave us the Bible so we can know that He (the Lord) is the one and only true God. Jeremiah 10:10a
  3. God gave us the Bible so we can know His words are always true. John 17:17a
  4. God gave us the Bible so we can learn about people from the past. Romans 15:4a
  5. God gave us the Bible so we can understand we are sinners. Ecclesiastes 7:20
  6. God gave us the Bible so can know that Jesus is God, and that Jesus is the Son of God. John 1:1
  7. God gave us the Bible to show us we need a Savior. Acts 4:12
  8. God gave us the Bible so can know how to live. Psalm 86:11


It is exciting to watch the children’s enthusiasm as they learn to study God’s Word and see for themselves why we believe what we believe. Eighty-five kindergarten through sixth-grade children and 35 volunteers, including six middle-schoolers, currently are participating in the Awana program.


Our Sunday School teachers are doing a great job at teaching the kids the Old and New Testament Bible stories through creative and age-appropriate methods. These are the school year 2009–2010 teachers:


Linda Allen Christian Graves Anita Lorr
JoAnna Banks Deborah Harnden Anne Morris
Julie Ellis Rachel Hengst Bill Smith
Amy Graves Kelly Hickey Ralph West
    Karen Wood


On Sunday, October 4 at 9:00am, we look forward to presenting to our third graders their very own copies of the NIV Adventure Bible for kids.


On Saturday, October 31 at 5:00pm will be the fourth annual Fall Fest. We will transform Parish Hall and the back patio with fall leaves, pumpkins and various theme props coordinated with games. We also will provide a dinner at no cost. Fall Fest is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to join with children to enjoy a wholesome alternative at church.


Now, can you still remember the eight reasons God gave us His Word?


Email Rebecca Smith

Article originally appeared on Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church | To Know Christ and Make Christ Known | (http://gmpc.org/).
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