Week 22

When Paul was bitten by a snake, it was not much of a story. He just shook the snake off into the fire. The people on the island of Malta were sure he would die from it. They thought that by dying he would be getting paid back for all of the bad things he must have done. But he didn't die from it ... he just continued helping out like he was already doing.

Our verse says that death is the payment we all deserve for the bad things we have done. But God does not want to give us what we deserve, instead he wants to gives us a gift ... a gift of life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Romans 6:23

Check out this stuff:

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Can you believe it! Isobel got married! God made her a missionary to the people she had been praying for! But being a missionary is not easy. Listen to the story again at Isobel Kuhn: Week 4.

Have you every been hungry? Wouldn't it be terrible to be hungry and know that there wasn't any food at home either? Some kids had to think about that in Kids Respond to Child Hunger.

TWO-WEEK FOOD PANTRY CHALLENGE! Join us to support the Seward Blue Valley Community Food Pantry! Hillcrest GROW will collect food and paper product items on March 24th and 31st for donation to the food pantry. Any non-perishable food items or paper products are great! On March 31st, GROW will have a special Family Night in which parents are encouraged to accompany their child through the GROW stations. How many pounds of materials will we collect?

In our Bible story, Paul was in a shipwreck! You can read the whole story for yourself in the Bible about Paul on the ship and the storm and the shipwreck and the snake! Read it in Acts 27:1 to 28:10.


You guys made some really cool creations in salt dough! Wasn't it fun to play Snakes and Ladders too? Check out the pictures.

Next GROW:

This was not the first time that Paul was a prisoner! Next time we will learn about a time when Paul was in jail with his friend Silas. The verse we will learn is:

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved!
- Acts 16:31

The image of the Roman ship is taken from Jin Zan, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons