IMC Sunday School Newsletter
From your beloved teachers @IMC
Good Afternoon dear kids,
We hope and pray that all of you are keeping safe and healthy during this time. This definitely is a time of great trial and tribulation. Also, an opportunity for us to put our faith and trust in action and remember all the stories we have learned through the years in Sunday School. Let’s rise to the occasion and do our part to be responsible citizens and stop the spread of this virus but also trust in what we have learned and apply it in our lives.
God is faithful to us always and provides his truth for every situation. Let us uphold each other in our prayers and God will take us through this period of chaos and uncertainty. Jesus is our anchor and we need to fix our eyes on him to sail through this time period.
When in doubt - remember the story of Jesus calming the storm. The disciples were worried that they would sink but Jesus reminded them that he is still with them in the boat. Remember that Jesus is with you all the time. (Mark 4:35-41)
Jesus calms storm video
When in fear - remember the first Passover story of how the Israelites were told to put blood on their doorposts and lintel of their houses. Proclaim the blood of Jesus over yourself and your families and loved ones. (Exodus 12:7)
Story of Passover
When you feel stuck at home - Remember the story of Noah and his family. Almost for a year Noah and his family were in the ark without being able to leave, in the middle of nowhere and middle of a vast ocean. There were no windows, no balconies, no terraces, no internet, no phone, no video. But still, God took care of them. So no doubt our father will take care of us. Be thankful for what you have been provided. (Genesis 7)
Noah and his ark
When you feel supplies will run out - Remember how God provided for Elijah in the desert. The ravens brought him food for 3 years. God will find means and ways to bring food and resources to our communities. (1 Kings 17: 1-16)
Elijah and the widow
When there is uncertainty about the future - Remember the story of Jacob and the promise that God made with him. Jacob was the Patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel.(Genesis 28 -35) Hold onto God’s promises. Keeping praying and reminding yourself of Jeremiah 30:17.
When someone you know is sick - Remember all the healing miracles that Jesus did in the bible. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Just like the friends who lowered the paralyzed man or centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant or just like how Jesus raised the son of the widow in Nain, he will heal the sick. (Mark 2: 1-12) (Luke 7: 1-10) (Luke 7:11 -17)
Miracles of Jesus
When forces are against you - Remember how Peter was able to walk on water. He fixed his eyes on Jesus and he was able to walk on water. When he started to doubt and think about his own capabilities he started to sink. When he fixed his gaze on Jesus and kept focusing on Jesus, he was able to brave through the waters. Filter out the negativity around you and keep your eyes on Jesus and listen to only what he says about you. Don’t listen to what media and news say would happen. Just keep reminding yourself about what God says about you and be faithful to him (Mathew 14:28-33)
Let this lent season be a meaningful and prayerful one for all of us. With all of us being at home, we encourage you to be that praise and worship team to lead the worship at home with prayer and thanksgiving. Spend time as a family to learn the word of God and develop an intimate relationship with the father. Pray for elders in your family, skype/Whatapp your grandparents and loved ones and maybe pray together and lets change this time into a great time of bonding, prayer, and thanksgiving and turn what the enemy has done to destroy to bring more glory to God’s kingdom.
With love and prayers,
Sunday School Teachers.