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Look Who is Growing Me!

Above and below I'm all excited!

As we come to the end of the Training Manual can we ask, Teacher, are you growing?  A flower looks excellent, but when you pick it, it is dead.  It has been plucked from the root that nourished it.  Jesus said in John 15:5 that we are branches and that each of us has been grafted into Him:

"I am the Vine - you are the branches.
Whoever lives in Me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit.
For apart from Me you can do nothing."

We grow Spiritually in Jesus:

Are you living in Jesus?  What a pity it would be, if we point others to Heaven and they find Jesus as Saviour, and we are left behind!  Jesus warns us in John 15:4 to:

"Take care to live in Me, and let Me live in you.
For a branch can not produce fruit when severed from the Vine."

We need to be actively growing in Jesus.  That is the only way that we can produce fruit that will remain.  In John 15:7, Jesus tells us:

"But if you remain in Me and obey My commands,
you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted."

God gives us Spiritual Power:

Children see our attitude and if we get excited, this will rub off on them.  If we are growing spiritually by studying the Word, praying and communing with God, then we will share this and the children will also grow.  We need to let God breathe a vision into our life for our work in Sunday School.  We must be challenged to go on and do the work God wants us to do.

Zerubbabel had the task of finishing the rebuilding the temple.  He was faithful in this and God sent him a message of encouragement:

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.
You will succeed because of My Spirit, though you are few and weak."

And what happened?  Zechariah 4:6-7 tells us that Zerubbabel finished building the Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God's mercy, declaring that it was all done by Grace alone!

Finally:

We read in 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 that:

"With this (your growing faith) in mind, we pray constantly for you,
that our God may count you worthy of His calling,
and that by His power He may fulfil every good purpose of yours
and every act prompted by your faith.
We pray this so that the name of our God may be glorified in you,
and you in Him."

We trust that this manual has revitalised you as a Children's Worker.   May the Lord richly inspire you as you endeavour to win many lambs for His Kingdom.

God bless!

 

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