YEAH! Church - Sunday, June 19, 2022
"Doing Life with Jesus”
Today’s Lesson - “God is a Good Father”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9n_loodk-g (Douglas Talks – Our Heavenly Father)
Ask, Seek and Knock
Matthew 7:7-12, NLT
“7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
Today is Father’s Day and just as we might do something special for our dads, it is also important to take time to thank our Heavenly Father and show him how much we love him, too.
Just as our dads are to help us, to provide for us the things we need and to help us grow in ways that will benefit us for the future, God does all of this and more for those who ask him to. Jesus told people that if even our dads, none of whom are perfect, know how to do good things for their children, how much more can we count on God, who is our good heavenly Father, to help us when we ask.
So we should never be afraid to ask God for the things we need…he’s there to help. But just as our dads will sometimes tell us, “No,” God sometimes answers “No” or maybe, “Wait” to our requests, not because he’s mean and wants to ruin our fun, but because he knows that what we’re asking for isn’t actually good for us. We have to trust that he knows best!
• Jesus told us to ask God for his help when we need it. Why can we be confident of God’s help?
• Sometimes God doesn’t answer us the way we want. Why might God say, “No” or “Wait?”
• Being told “No” or “Wait” can be hard and we might get mad, but that’s not the right attitude to have. How should we respond instead?
• God loves us very much and has promised to take care of us when we ask him to. How can we show our appreciation to our heavenly Father today?
Matthew 7:12a, NLT – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.”
2022 Theme verses:
Colossians 2:6-7, NLT – “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
Prayer – Dear God, thank you for your promise to help us when we ask you to. Thank you as well that you always answer me in the best way, not always the way I think I want, but in the ways that I need. Thank you that you are a perfect Father.
~ Pastor Jane
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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