Monday, September 14, 2009

THE BIBLE: A Mirror, A Map, A Compass, A Sword

God's Word is like…

A mirror
Shows every flaw, every freckle, every scar
It shows us that we are all sinners (Rom. 3:23)

A map
Map in a mall shows "You are Here"
Maps show how to get someplace from where you are
OT shows us how God was planning to send a deliverer for us
He would come to earth and take the punishment for our sins in our place (substitute)

A compass
Always points north
Bible always points us to Jesus

A sword
The Bible is our spiritual defense as Christians
Jesus used Scripture when He was tempted in the wilderness
"The Word of God is quick (alive) and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword…it exposes the thoughts and intents of the heart." Heb. 4:12
"Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God." Eph. 6:17

Take Home or Complete During Service:

Give the children a sheet of paper divided from corner to form 2 triangular sections
Label the top "God's Word is like…"
Label the bottom "God's Word is not like…"
Children should draw or write to complete the sentences.

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