The gates are ajar, and every mother‘s prayer, every mother‘s tears, every mother‘s entreaty for her children, is marked in heaven.
The Bible Echo, November 12, 1894
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Better than any other inheritance of wealth you can give to your children will be the gift of a healthy body, a sound mind, and a noble character.
The Minstry of Healing, 366
My Sabbath School class is learning about the Bible as our theme program/lesson. We are using a resource from My Bible First that would be a definite blessing for family worship, a Sabbath afternoon activity or for Sabbath School. Learning About God’s Letter to Me is a two-part resource consisting of a spiral bound, 46 page booklet and a separate device booklet. The 23 lessons in the booklet are 1 to 3 page stories that teach how we got the Bible, how to find things in your Bible, how the Bible is organized, etc. The back of the booklet includes a brief summary of each book of the Bible as well as the music and lyrics for three complementary songs. Don’t read music? That’s okay, because you can go to the product page for God’s Letter to Me and download the MP3 music file for each song. What a blessing!
The device folder is purchased separately. The folded 17″ x 11″ full-color cardstock device includes two sheets of full-color illustrations to cut out and glue in the device as you read through the booklet.
My Sabbath School class is a unique group of children from ages 3 to 13, including a few with learning and developmental disabilities. A large portion of my class is new to attending Sabbath School. I have found the language of the lesson booklet to be accessible for all of the ages in my class. Having the device in their hands as we talk helps those who need a visual connection with what they are hearing. I will cycle through this book again in a few years to make sure the youngest students have another chance to learn the material.
The price of the this resource is more than fair! The spiral-bound lesson booklet is $4.25, and the full-color device is just $1 each. Very budget friendly for homes and Sabbath Schools. My Bible First offers extra resources to expand on this theme, including additional question cards, illustrated Scripture songs and more.
There are several other topics available in the Learning About series. including the importance of the Sabbath, and the 10 Commandments. You can be sure that my Sabbath School students will be going through those topics as theme lessons as well!
Children and youth need the influence of a cheerful example. They need pleasant instruction…. By an example of patience and forbearance, the Christian parent is to teach that evil temper and harshness have no place in the life of the believer in Christ, that these qualities are displeasing to God. As your children see you bringing into your lives the principles of truth, they too will be led to fight against wrong habits and practices, and with you will reflect the goodness and love of God.
The Signs of the Times, November 14, 1911.