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Happy St. Patricks Day

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How many ways can you think of to be strong? God helps us to be strong in many ways when we ask him!



Joshua 1: 9

Why can we be strong? Thank God for always being with you.



God's strength doesn't come from lifting weights.



1 Peter 4: 11

Write this verse on a card and memorize it.



Eph. 6: 10

Who's power makes you strong?



See if you can lift your chair. Can you lift it with one hand? God gave you strong muscles



Play Bible charades. Talk about ways God made Bible heroes strong.


Call a person who likes to pray, and pray with them.


Thank God for people you know who use their strengths and abilities to tell others about Jesus.



Pray that the troubles in this country causes people to ask God for help.


Dear Jesus, help me know how to be strong when........


"strengths" can be another word for "abilities"-things you do well. Think of an ability you have and thank God for it.


thank God for people who have the ability to make things grow.


Tell a friend a joke. Thank God for the ability to laugh.


Make a card to encourage someone for whom you are praying. Give it to that person.


Proverbs 15: 30

make some people happy with a cheerful look today!


St. Patricks Day

Use a shamrock to talk about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.


Be a Blessing

Without telling anyone, do something kind for someone.


Quote 1 Peter 4: 11 from Memory. Ask God to make your memory strong.


Tell Jesus you will not " show off " your strength., but use them.


Philippians 4: 13

Who gives you strength?


1 Thessalonians 3: 13

Talk to an adult about ways God can strengthen our hearts.


Lord, please help me be strong and willing to obey,



List someone else's strengths. Then show them the list.


proverbs 18: 10

What is the name of the Lord like ? Why?


Dear Jesus, help me use my strengths to........


1 Peter 4: 11

Make up hand motions for each main word. Use the motions as you say the verse



Color a special envelope for you gift offering tomorrow.


Thank your Pastor for helping you to strengthen your heart when listening to his message.


Pray for your Family as one to be strong.



Dear Jesus, the best way you helped me use my strength this month was........




" If anyone it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised."

1 Peter 4: 11

Who Is St. Patrick?
When Britain was ruled by Rome, there was a young boy named Patrick, who lived in Britain with his family. Patrick's parents raised him as a Christian. He didn't take their teachings seriously. He preferred to follow the sinful nature of the other boys.
Patrick continued to live this way of life until one day, when he was about 16 he was captured by a band of marauders from Ireland, who took him as a slave back to their own country. They forced him to live in poverty, misery and hunger, working as a shepherd and a swineherd.
Patrick missed Britain and his family,he missed his family so much. He felt very lonely and lost. He began to pray, asking God to help him... asking for forgiveness. And the Lord heard his prayer, filling him with the Holy Spirit. He was completely transformed.
One night, while Patrick was still in captivity, God showed him a way to escape from Ireland, and, after six years of slavery, he found his way back to Britain and his family.
From that time on, Patrick dedicated his life to God, eventually receiving Holy Orders. His life was now a continual quest for holiness and doing God's will.
He used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.
While Patrick was at prayer one night, he heard voices calling to him. An Angel appeared to him with the message that the people of Ireland were asking for him to return to their country... to walk among them once more... this time, not as a captive, but as one sent by God. Patrick saw God's purpose in all that had gone on before, and immediately chose to return to Ireland. He was made bishop and was sent there to preach the Word of Christ.
In the early days, Patrick was in constant danger of persecution, but the Holy Spirit that God had filled in his heart burned throughout all of Ireland, and Patrick came to be regarded as an Angel among men.
Now a saint, Patrick stands as a symbol of the Irish... of the special love of God that is theirs... of the unique destiny they claim... of the beloved place they will always have in God's heart.
Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.
One traditional symbol of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.
His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. It is said that he died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

The Confession of St Patrick: Translated from the Latin by Ludwig Bieler. This is Patricks personal testimony .

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