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We kick off December with some Old Testament prophesies found in Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 53:8, and Micah 5:2. The story of Christmas begins with promises God made long before. God’s people had been waiting for hundreds of years, but all of that was about to change. We take a look at important promises that pointed to Jesus.
Bottom Line: You can have joy because God keeps His promises. Sometimes it’s hard to find joy in the middle of a tough situation. Thankfully, when we look through the Bible, we can see that God has always been at work. Knowing that God faithfully kept His promises in the past can give us joy knowing that He’ll be with us in the future.
This Sunday, December 8th, there will be no Sunday morning classes for grades 7 - 12th grade so that youth can support their peers as they are confirmed that morning. There will be classes for PreK through grade 6 as usual.
There will be no Sunday School classes on December 1st for all grades as a result of the long Thanksgiving weekend. However, nursery care will still be provided for kids aged 3 and under. Enjoy time together in the pew this Sunday.
Youth will finish the month looking at another person who knew something about honor. In Daniel 6, we learn that Daniel was known for faithfully praying to God. And when the leaders tried to trap him and have him killed, Daniel honored God in spite of what could happen to him. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den, but God shut the lion’s mouths and rescued Daniel.
Bottom Line: Honor God by giving Him credit. Honoring others begins with the way we honor God. God has done so much in our lives from sending Jesus to save us to the fact that we have breath in our lungs to live another day. Everything we have comes from God, and we can honor Him by giving Him credit. We pray that kids will start to notice all of the ways God helps them and in return, learn how to honor Him.
This week, youth will continue to learn about David’s story in 2 Samuel 9:1-13. Time has passed, and David is now officially the new king of Israel. The only person left in Jonathan’s family was a man named Mephibosheth. David didn’t owe Mephibosheth anything. But he made a promise and he honored Jonathan and Mephibosheth by not only making good on that promise, but also going above and beyond to welcome Mephibosheth into his own family.
Bottom Line: Honor others by keeping your promises. When we keep the promises we make to others, we show others that we can be trusted. On top of that, keeping our promises to others can make them feel like they have value, that they were worth our time and energy to keep the commitment we made. We pray we all can start to see that the promise we keep can be a powerful way to show others honor.
Attention TCC Youth: The pie social need you! Our guests appreciate your smiles and your assistance. YOU are the ones who greet at the door, assist at the Pie Social, lead our guests to where they are going and help where needed. Santa will be in the parlor from 7-8:30 pm. Parents—this is a great photo opportunity so bring your cameras and alert your friends and family about this festive evening! Also, during this time, the Sunday School classrooms are open with a variety of activities while waiting for Santa.