Here are the lesson and links for Sunday, January 10, 2021. 

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January 17

Hi Sunday School friends,

Seventeen days ago, we entered 2021.  Today’s lesson is about New Year’s Resolutions.  But we’re not doing it exactly as others do resolutions.  So, stay tuned, below, and see what we Christian boys, girls, and youth do when we think about the new year.

First start your opening:

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Luther’s Morning Prayer:

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen

What are God’s holy Ten Commands?

(here recite the 10 Commandments) 

Because Epiphany is about Jesus, we also recite the Second Article of the Apostles ‘Creed’ s meaning:    

What does this mean? 

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true. 

Now someone please click the link, and let’s sing along:  Jesus in the Morning

(First, a special note for Preschool Students’ parents:)

For families of our preschoolers:
Honestly, it’s hard for the youngest ones to think in terms of a whole YEAR!
And to conceptualize what they should make as a resolution, – well, that’s not something to expect in the same way that we do our first-graders, or fourth-graders, and older ones.   So here’s the best thing I can suggest, but it’s not for ONCE, it’s for seven days!
Go to youtube.com, and find this song: Jesus in the Morning
Play it or sing it to them each morning, or in the car so they can sing along with it.     Then have a short prayer like this:

Dear God, thank you for this new day! Please bless me, and everyone I meet.    Help me in everything I do, to love and be happy because of You.

Please bless us when we [go to the store, visit Grandma, any one thing of the upcoming day]     In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

NOW FOR EVERYONE ELSE!

New Year’s Resolutions

? To read: People like the idea of a new year. It’s a new, fresh start. They say, “2021 will be different!” “I’m going to turn over a new leaf!” “We’ll leave all the bad things in the past!”

But seventeen days into the New Year, many people don’t think the year feels as new, or a different as it did less than three weeks ago!

When the New Year starts, many people make Resolutions – setting goals for being better. Sometimes, by now, they have already given up on keeping them. But with God it’s different!

God wants you to grow in your relationship with Him! So, here in the Martini Sunday School Box, our resolutions are different. They are asking God to help us have a closer Christian walk with Him. (This is a shorter lesson, but it will stick with you all year.)

? To discuss: Have you made a new year’s resolution? Are you keeping it so far? Why, why not?

? Fill in the blanks! In His Word, the Bible, God says,

speaking through Moses, in Psalm 90:12,

So teach us to ____________ our ________ that we may get a __________ of ____________.

speaking through James, in James 4:13-15,

…you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town… … Instead you ought to say, “If the ________ __________, we will live and do this or that.”

Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, reminds us of the greatest commandment: Matthew 22:37-39

You shall ________ the ________ your God with all your __________ and with all your ________ and with all your ________. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your ________________ as ________________.

speaking through Paul, in Ephesians 2:10,

For we are his ______________________, created in ____________ __________ for ________ __________, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

? Respond to God’s Word: On the next page are some ways you may wish to Grow in Christ.

Now pick one resolution for each category. Make it your way of growing in the Lord for 2021!

(here take time and discuss why you might pick one or the other. Don’t go for “easy” – go for “best!”

? After you pick, pray this prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Help me to do everything on this list and more!

But here are a few special ways I really want to grow this year. I’ll need your help to do them.

With Your help, I can do these each day. But if I fail, please forgive me, and teach me so I may grow.

Help me find joy in doing these things because You have made them to be good for me, good for others, and good for growing in You! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Resolutions 2021, by ________________________  (your name)

Dear God,

This year, please help me to grow in…

1) …The way I show my love for You

(All are important. Circle the one you think God wants most for you to grow in this year)

In church: Enjoy church by listening better Sing the hymns, participate from the heart

All week: Pray to You each day to thank and ask You for things Pray for others

Read Your Word each day (if you pick this, we will give you a devotional book. Just talk to Pastor)

Share Jesus each day with one person by what I say and/or by a kindness I do in His Name

Something else _____________________

2) …The way I show my love for being part of my family

(All are important. Circle the one you think God wants most for you to grow in this year)

I will be kind to my sister/brother I will help with meals (before/after)

I will do my homework without being told I will keep my room straight I will forgive easily

I will find something I’m always being told to do, and I will do it before I’m told to do it!

I will try to do everything in my family as a way of serving God, and do it with a smile

Something else _____________________

3) …The way I show my love for others outside of my home

(All are important. Circle the one you think God wants most for you to grow in this year)

I will think of everyone I meet as someone Jesus loves, so I should, too.     I won’t say anything bad about anyone.  Period.  All year!           

I will go out of my way to help people whom others do not treat well, and to speak up for them.      I will try to be kind to people who can’t repay me; just as I can’t ever repay God or my parents.

Something else _____________________

4) …The way I show my love for my country

(All are important. Circle the one you think God wants most for you to grow in this year)

I will pray for our leaders each night I will learn our history, or how our country works

I will fly our nation’s flag on holidays that celebrate liberty and freedom under God.

Something else _____________________

In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

(Copy and hang these somewhere where it will remind you of how you hope to grow in faith this year.)

YOUR MARTINI SUNDAY SCHOOL BOX FOR JAN. 24 – FEB. 14 SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE WEEK! 

 

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