Water Bomb Fight – Concordance

Chapter 1 - BATTLE ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE BED

Matt and Tim are putting in the hours, planning and organizing strategic, Proverbs 24:6 (Amplified bible) “For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.”

Yes or No.  Matthew 5:37  Jesus said, “ But let your ‘Yes’  be ‘Yes” and your ‘No’ be ‘No’.

Kids Church, Youth – Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.

Church  Colossians 1:18  And He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church.

Victory – 1 John 5:4-5  V4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world . And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. v5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

in the minds of all the boys –  Romans 12:16  Be of the same mind toward one another.

Prayers –  Luke 6:12   Now it came to pass in those days that He (Jesus) went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

The conflict in him grew more and more – Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Telling him the truth – Ephesians 4:14  , v15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him (Jesus) who is the head – Christ-

decided to weigh the two opposing thoughts against each other –  Proverbs 16:11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s;

keep my word – 1 John 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

he gently pulled the doona up around his younger brother and then turned off his bedside lamp – Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.

Said his prayers night’s sleep – Psalm 63:6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.

Sweet night’s sleep – Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

Chapter 2 - TIM WOKEN BY MAGPIES, MATT WOKEN BY TIM.

The hungry chicks didn’t recognize the strange voice and so they ignored him – John 10:4-5, 26.  V4 (Jesus said,) And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. V5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” 

V26 (Jesus said,) “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

love in his heart – Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love Me, And those who seek Me diligently will find me.

First part of his day talking with Father God – Mark 1:35  Now  in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He (Jesus) went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.  

I gently closed the door and gave him privacy – Matthew 6:6 (Jesus said), “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place;

Spend time together – James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you

Listen to each other – Amplified Bible 1 Samuel 3:10Then Samuel answered, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.
1 John 5:14that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Amen – definition:  So be it.

Thank you Father God – Psalm 107:1 (NIV) “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever .

Ephesians 5:20  At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. 

Bottom line was Matt had given his word to Tim and now he had to honour it – 1 John 2:5  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.    

Time to think about what he had read  Proverbs 4:20  My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;  For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Chapter 3 - PINK FOR BOYS AND BLUE FOR GIRLS?

The peace maker – Matthew 5:9 Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”

Godly Wisdom –  James 1:5  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.                             Wisdom Proverbs 14:33  Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding.

It was obvious that she was praying quietly under her breath NIV 1Thessalonians 5:16-18  v16 Rejoice always, v17 pray without ceasing, v18 in everything give thanks ; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

With a reply on the tip of his tongue – James 1:19 let every man be swift to hear and slow to speak, slow to wrath

Now this is what I have decided the both of you are to do – Collossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord

The brothers honored their mum’s decisions – Ephesians 6: 1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth”.

Chapter 4 - A MAD DASH TO CHURCH

Lifting her hands to God, she gently sung out to Him whilst preparing her heart for receiving the Word.- Job 11:13 “If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your  hands toward him.

 

whilst Matt and the other youth joined their parents and the Ministry Team for prayer before the beginning of the Service- (Jesus said). Matthew 18: 20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

renewed heart and mind, Ephesians 4:23-24 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according jto God in true righteousness and holiness..

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man (heart/spirit) is being renewed day by day.

go out and get the entire world saved. –  Mark 16:15-16, V15 (Jesus said) “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. “He who believes and is baptized will be saved,”

go out and get the entire world saved John 3:16 Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

 

praise– Psalm 63: 3-4. v3 Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. v4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.

 

worship – John 4:24  (Jesus said,) “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Chapter 5 - THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE.

Tim has asked an important question that needed a good answer. NIrV Kids’Study Bible. 1 Peter 3:15 But make sure in your hearts that Christ is Lord. Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have. Be ready to give the reason for it. But do it gently and with respect.

so the Truth remains in her John 8:31 Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abided in My word, you are My disciples indeed. V32 And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

 

so the Truth remains in her. John 15:5 Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

 

the Word of God is spoken some people are offended  Matthew 13:57 (talking of Jesus) Where then did this Man (Jesus) get all these things?” So they were offended at Him (Jesus).

the Word of God is spoken some people are offended  Matthew 11:6 (Jesus said). “ And blessed is he who take no offense at Me (Jesus)  and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me (Jesus) and is not hindered from seeing the Truth.”

the Word of God is spoken some people are offended  Matthew 18:7 Jesus said, “Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

 

they don’t  recognize Truth John 14:15-17,  v15 Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments. V16 “And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – v17”the Spirit of Truth, who the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him: but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

 

People who are unbelievers   John 8:42-44,  v42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. V43 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. V44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is not truth in him.

 

People who are unbelievers Romans 5: 6,8,10.  V6 At just the right time Christ died for ungodly people. He died for us when we had not power of our own.  V8 But here is how God has shown His love for us. While we were still sinners Christ died for us. V10 Once we were God’s enemies. But we have been brought back to Him because his Son has died for us. Now that God has brought us back, we are even more secure We know that we will be saved because Christ lives.

NIrV Kids Study Bible Titus 1: 14 To people who are pure, all things are pure. But to those who have twisted minds and don’t believe, nothing is pure. In fact, their minds and their sense of what is right and wrong are twisted

 

They believe the lie  Colossians 2:8-10  v8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. v9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily: v10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power

 

they live life by the way of the world. Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh (human nature, body, unspiritual mind) set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

 

Believers are the Righteous of God, they are saved and live life according to the Way of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Romans 8: v9-11. V9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Sprit of Christ he is not His. V10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness, v11 But if the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

 

Believers are the Righteous of God, they are saved and live life according to the Way of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. 1John 4:13-15, v13By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. V14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Saviour of the world. V15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

 

Living life according to the Way of Jesus through the Holy Spirit Romans 8: 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he is not His,

 

Living life according to the Way of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Galations 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Living life according to the Way of Jesus through the Holy Spirit  Galations 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh

 

 

Live by the way of the world or by the Way of Jesus   1Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

 

Either you will hate one and love the other or you will be loyal to one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24 Jesus said, “No one can serve two master; for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (money).

 

 

world 1John 2: 15-17,   v15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him v16 For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. V17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

 

Worldly(unspiritual, carnally) minded so they see no need to have Heavenly Father in their lives. Romans 8v 6-8, v6 For to be carnally (worldly, unspiritual, fleshy)  minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. V7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. V8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

 

The Word of God tells us that Jesus is the Truth  John 8:31,36,  v31Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him, “If you abide (live) in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” v36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

 

The Word of God tells us that Jesus is the Truth. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.

Jesus is the Truth  1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life

 

Truth is of the Light and lies are from the darkness. John 3:19-21 Jesus said,  v19 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. v20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deed should be exposed, v21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God”

 

no darkness in light and no light in darkness 1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

 

no Truth in a lie. John 8:44  Jesus said about the devil, “and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him.” (devil).

 

no lie is of the Truth. 1 John 1:21 no lie is of the truth.

 

The world’s version of truth is in direct opposition to what Father God says Truth is. Romans 1:25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen.

The world’s version of truth is in direct opposition to what Father God says Truth is Amplifed Bible  1John 3:10 By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness {who does not conform to Gods will in purpose, thought, and action} is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (His fellow believer in Christ).

 

The worldly system and Truth are at war with one another. NIrV Kids Study Bible Galatians 5:16-17 So I say, live by the Holy Spirit’s power. Then you will not do what your sinful nature wants you to do. V17 The sinful nature does not want what the Spirit delights in. And the Spirit does not want what the sinful nature delights in. The two are at war with each other. That’s what makes you do what you don’t want to do.

 

The worldly system and Truth are at war with one another 1 John 4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error

 

Salvation Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Salvation Acts 4:12  “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

 

Salvation takes us out of the world system, Titus 2:11-12, v11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, v12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.

 

Salvation takes us out of the world system, the darkness and the evil spirit that controls it1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one

 

the darkness and the evil spirit that controls it John 3:19-21 Jesus said, v19 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. v20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deed should be exposed,”

 

the evil spirit that controls it  2 Corinthians 4:4  whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of “Christ , who is the image of God, should shine on them.

 

the evil spirit that controls it  John 12:31 Jesus said, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out”,

 

into the Light 1 John 1:5  God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

 

into the Light John 12:46 Jesus said, “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.”

 

into the Light John12:35-36 Jesus said, “Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. v36 While you have the light believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

 

Way to live our lives on this earth through Jesus and into the arms of Father God Psalm 25:4-5  Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. v5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me; For You are the God of my salvation; On you I wait all the day.

 

 

We are in the world but we are not of it John 17:14   V14 Jesus said, “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 15:19 Jesus said” If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

 

because we are born of God. John 3:3 v6-7.  V3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. V6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. V7 “Do not marvel that I said to you ‘You must be born again.

We have become the children of God  John 1:12-13, v12 But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: v13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

We have become the children of God  Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

 

The emptiness in their heart is spiritual and it is exclusively reserved for the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 3:16 to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, v17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even thou our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day

 

The emptiness in their heart is spiritual and it is exclusively reserved for the Holy Spirit  John 14:15-17,  v15 Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments. V16 “And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – v17”the Spirit of Truth, who the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him: but you know Him , for He dwells with you and will be in you.

 

When a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Saviour then the Holy Spirit the Greater One will fill and occupy their spiritual heart 1John 4:13-16,  v13 By this we know that we abide in Him , and He in us because He has given us of His Spirit, v14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Saviour of the world. V15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God , God abides in him, and he in God. V16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

the Holy Spirit the Greater One will fill and occupy their spiritual heart 1 John 4:4 because He (Holy Spirit) who is in you, is greater than he (satan) who is in the world.

 

A new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

 

born of the Spirit through Jesus

I John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God

 

born of the Spirit through Jesus John 3: 5-6 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. v6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 

Father God is bringing those of the world back to Himself through Christ.

NIrV Kids’ Study Bible 2 Corinthians 5:19, v19 God was bringing the world back to Himself through Christ.

Father God is bringing those of the world back to Himself through Christ                                                                  NIrV Kids’ Study Bible Romans 5: 6,8,10.  V6 At just the right time Christ died for ungodly people. He died for us when we had not power of our own. V8 But here is how God has shown His love for us. While we were still sinners Christ died for us. V10 Once we were God’s enemies. But we have been brought back to Him because his Son has died for us. Now that God has brought us back, we are even more secure. We know that we will be saved because Christ lives.

 

Father God is bringing those of the world back to Himself through Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saint and members of the household of God,

 

That’s why Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Chapter 6 - SALVATION

Spend lots of time together, well the same principle applies between you and Father God. Luke 18:16 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the Kingdom of God.”

 

James 4:8 Come close to God and He will come close to you.

 

may have left their family  NLT Bible, Psalm 27:10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.

 

let them down Kids’ NIrV Study Bible Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, don’t make your children angry. Instead, train them and teach them the ways of the Lord as you raise them.

 

If the Christians don’t say anything then how will they know that they have a Heavenly Father Who Loves them, Romans 10:13-14  For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?

 

has sent to them the Holy Spirit Who is also called ‘Helper’. John 14:16 Jesus said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever. “

He will help and stay with them and He will never leave or let them down.  Hebrews 13:5  For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake (desert,abandon) you.

 

God is Spirit and Truth,John 4:24 Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”.

 

He is not a man that He should lie  Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie.”

I can’t always be there with you but He can be.  Hebrews 13:5…, For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

I can’t always be there with you but He can be. Isaiah 43:1-2 “Fear not, for I have redeemed (delivered) you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. v2 When you pass through the waters I will be with you;

 

“Tell your generation that sin in our lives separates us from Father God. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Romans 5:8,10. v8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. v10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.

Ephesians 2:14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

Ephesians 2:18 For through Him (Jesus) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Father God loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world, John 3:16 Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him Should not perish but have everlasting Life.

Jesus Christ who knew no sin, 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us.

freely gave His life  John 10:17-18, v17 Jesus said, “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. V18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down , and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

He took our sins upon Himself to the point of death on the Cross, so the world through Him might be saved, forgiven and set free from their sins           1Timothy  2: 3–6, v3  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,  v4 Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, v5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, v6 Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Jesus knew no sin, and freely gave His life as an exchange in place of our lives. He took our sins upon Himself Galatians 1: 4  (Jesus) Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

so the world through Him might be saved, John 3:17, Jesus said, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world , but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Forgiven  Colossians 2:13-14, v3 He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all trespasses, v14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Forgiven 1John 2:12 I write to you , little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His (Jesus) name’s sake

and set free from their sins  John 8:36 Therefore if the Son (Jesus) makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

and set free from their sins John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him, “If you abide  (live) in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” v36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

 

Jesus defeated death and rose again, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,  v3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, v4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

in Him, we can begin a new life with Father God. 1 Peter 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever.

in Him, we can begin a new life with Father God 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away;  behold, all things have become new.

in Him, we can begin a new life with Father God Amplified Version, John 3:3,6,7. v3 Jesus answered him,”I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.  v6 What is born of (from) the flesh is flesh (of the physical is physical): and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. V7 Marvel not (do not be surprised, astonished) at My telling you, You must all be born anew”. (from above).

In Him begin a new life with Father God Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God

This is His Grace in Action Ephesians 2:8 -9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, v9 not of works, lest anyone should boats.

This is His Grace in action Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

So put your faith in action and receive Him.  Romans 10:8-9 The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): v9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that god has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Fathers Love for us Fathers Love for us, 1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Fathers Love for us 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him.

Who Jesus is  Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Who Jesus is Matthew 16:15-17 Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” v16 Simon Peter answered and said; “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” v17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven.

Who Jesus is John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. V14 and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Who Jesus is John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “ Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

and what He has already done for us Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,

and what He has already done for us   2 Corinthians5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

and what He has already done for us   NIrV Kid’s Study Bible 2 Corinthians 5:21 Christ didn’t have any sin. But God made him become sin for us. So we can be made right with God because of what Christ has done for us.

Spreading the Gospel Message.  Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,

Spreading the Gospel Message. Matthew 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Spreading the Gospel Message  1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, v2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. V3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, v4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

Go where the Holy Spirit sends you and speak what He tells you.. John 16:13 Jesus said, “However, when He, the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever HE hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Follow His lead and He will do the rest. John 16:8-9, v8 Jesus said, “And when He (Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: v9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me.

It is Jesus who draws all people to Himself. John 12:32.Jesus said,  “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

 

It’s Jesus who draws all people to Himself. Acts 26:18 Jesus said, “to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.

So, witness to them Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and “Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

what Jesus did for them on the Cross. 1 John 3: 8  He who sins is of there devil for the devil has sinned from the beginning . For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

what Jesus did for them on the Cross (NIrV Kids’ Study Bible)  1 Peter 2:24 He (Jesus) Himself carried our sins in His body on the cross. He did it so that we would die as far as sins are concerned. Then we would lead godly lives. His wounds have made you whole.

what Jesus did for them on the Cross  John 3:17, Jesus said, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world , but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Tell them Romans 10:9 ‘That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be Romans 10:v 8-13,  v8 But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”(that is, the word of faith which we preach):

v9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,

v10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. V11 For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” V12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. V13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” .

“Father God   Matthew 6::8-9 Jesus said, “For your Father know the things you have need of before you ask Him. v9 “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven,”

“Father God   John 16:23 Jesus said, “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.”

Thank you Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

Thank you Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, because He is good. His  faithful love continues forever

loving me, 1John 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.

Thank you for loving me, I love you too 1 John 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us

I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Your Son 1John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in Him, and he in God

I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Your Son and is the Christ and I believe with all my heart that Jesus died for my sins and then You raised Jesus back to life from the dead.  Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,

and is the Christ  I John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God,

and ask that I be forgiven of all my sins. John 16:9 Jesus said, “of sin, because they do not believe in Me:”

and ask that I be forgiven of all my sins Acts 26:18 Jesus said, “to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. “

forgiven of all my sins.  Acts 10:43 “To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remissions of sins.”

Wash me clean and free  1Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God

Wash me clean and free 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I invite the Holy Spirit into my heart John 14:17 Jesus said ”The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

I invite the Holy Spirit into my heart  Romans 5: 5, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

. I submit and commit my life to You Father, James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

commit my life to You Father   Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

in Jesus Name I pray, Amen, John 14:13-14 Jesus said “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. v14“If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it. “

in Jesus Name I pray, Amen John 16:23 Jesus said, “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.”

 

Father God and fellowship with Him 1 John 1: 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Stay close to Father God and fellowship with Him.  1 John 1:5-7, V5This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. V6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him , and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. V7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin

Praying Jeremiah 29: 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you

Reading the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Reading the Bible 1John 5:2-3, v2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and Keep His commandments. V3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome.

The kids just attending end up finishing Grade 12, getting their Drivers License, their own car and go to the beach, shopping centers, the movies, anywhere else, but church. Worst of all they miss out on the very best God has for them 2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

The kids just attending end up finishing Grade 12, getting their Drivers License, their own car and go to the beach, shopping centers, the movies, anywhere else, but church. Worst of all they miss out on the very best God has for them. Amplified Bible 1 John 2:16-17, v16  For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh (craving for sensual gratification) and the lust of the eyes (greedy longings of the mind) and the pride of life (assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things)-these do not come from the Father but are from the world (itself). v17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever

The kids just attending end up finishing Grade 12, getting their Drivers License, their own car and go to the beach, shopping centers, the movies, anywhere else, but church. Worst of all they miss out on the very best God has for them (NIrV Kids’ Study Bible) Galatians 5: 16,19-20, v16 So I say, live by the Holy Spirit’s power. Then you will not do what your sinful nature wants you to do. V19 What the sinful nature does is clear. It enjoys sexual sins, impure acts and wild living. V20 It worships statues of gods. It also worships evil powers. It is full of hatred and fighting. It is full of jealousy and fits of anger. It is interested only in getting ahead. It stirs up trouble. It separates people into their own little groups. It wants what others have. It gets drunk and takes part in wild parties. It does many things of that kind

love Father God with all their heart, minds and soul Love Father God with all their heart, minds and soul, Matthew 22:37-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” v37 Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart , with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ V38 This is the first and great commandment. v39 And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. v40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

how a Christian reacts, behaves and the way they live their lives can often be the greatest witness of the Love of God to others how a Christian reacts, behaves and the way they live their lives can often be the greatest witness of the Love of God to others. 1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

how a Christian reacts, behaves and the way they live their lives can often be the greatest witness of the Love of God to others Titus 2:7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility.”

difference between what’s right and wrong NIrV Kids Study Bible Titus 1: 14 To people who are pure, all things are pure. But to those who have twisted minds and don’t believe, nothing is pure. In fact, their minds and their sense of what is right and wrong are twisted.

What’s right Galations 5:22-23, v22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, v23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Father God created mankind. Genesis 5:2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.

like if we’re sick, . 1Peter 2:24 Who Himself (Jesus) bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed

like we’re sick James 5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.

like we’re sick Psalm 103 He heals all my sicknesses

like we’re sick 1 Peter 2:24 (Jesus) Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we having died to sins might live for righteousness – by Whose stripes you were healed.

hurt or upset 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.

we can’t sleep – Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

We can’t sleep Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

we’re scared 1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear, because fear involves torment.

We’re scared 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

We’re scared Psalm 91v14-16, v14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. v15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;  I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. V16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

Creator of human kind. Genesis 1:26 – 27, v26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; v27 So God created man in His own image: in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Creator of human kind John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. V2 He was in the beginning with God. V3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made, that was made.

the Gospel of Jesus 1Timothy 6:12 and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

the Gospel of Jesus 1 Peter 1:21 who through Him (Jesus) believe in God, who raised Him (Jesus) from the dead and gave Him (Jesus) glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

the Gospel of Jesus. Acts 10: 38-43,   v38 “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him, v39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree v40 “Him God raised up on the third day and showed Him openly, v41 not to all the people but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. V42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He Who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. V43 to Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

Chapter 7 - THE GIRLS TRY TO TAKE CONTROL.

Matt being the eldest of the group, attempted to take authority over the situation. Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,

Demonstrating a united front they walked up to the boys holding hands. 1Corinthians 1:10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Demonstrating a united front they walked up to the boys holding hands Psalm 133 :1 Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

confusing the thoughts 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God in not the author of confusion but of peace,

displaying impatience Amplified Bible 1 Corinthinans 13:4 Love endures long and is patient and kind.

“Follow me men!” And immediately, Matthew 4:18-20 , v18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. V19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”V20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

and complained Phillippians 2:24 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

a stamp of her foot she demanded 1Corinthians 13:5 Loves does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

Matt attempting to defuse the situation, Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

“How come you’re always standing up for the boys?  If you like them so much go join their team.” James 1:19 So then, brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

displaying great character and self control Galations 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy , peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, v23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

divide by fighting  Mark 3:24-25, v24Jesus said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. v25 “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Fighting NIrV Kids Study Bible Ephesisans 4:31 Get rid of all hard feelings, anger and rage. Stop all fighting and lying. Put away every form of hatred.

chose to walk in love Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.v2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us,

Chapter 8 - THE DOGS MISTAKEN FOR ENEMY SPIES AND TWEETY FOR A TRAITOR?

safe place to take refugee like in Psalm 91. And so, his first order was to commence building a fortress. Psalm 91:2  “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

earlier scouted the area  Numbers 13:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying v2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel;

now preparing the way Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.

now preparing the way  Matthew 3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.”

pets out of harm’s way. Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

“Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

What if they attack us first. Psalm 27: 3-4, v3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. v4 One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,  To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

wise answer in return  Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

trained in the weapons available to us Ephesians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

‘Be On Guard.” NIrV Kids Study Bible 1 Peter 5:8-9, v8 Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow. v9 Stand up to him. Stand firm in what you believe.

spy on his opposition and gather intelligence. Numbers 13:17-18, v17 Then Moses sent them to spy out the Land of Canaan, and said to them, ‘Go up this way into the south, and go up to the mountains, v18 “and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many;

Becs, slow to anger Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to wrath (anger) has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

he was sitting on the fence and that’s never a good place to be. NIrV Kids Study Bible Revelation 3:15-16, v15 “ I know what you are doing. I know you aren’t cold or hot. I wish you were either one or the other! v16 But you are lukewarm. You aren’t hot or cold. So I am going to spit you out of my mouth.”

united in spirit by singing aloud Psalm 98:1 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things;

wasn’t able to disable their hearts Proverbs 3:4-6, v5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; v6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

. deliberately spurted a useless amount of false intelligence. Ephesians 5:6  Let no one deceive you with empty words,

Chapter 9 - ARE YOU A GATHERER OR ARE YOU AN ASSEMBLER?

redirected their focus to complaints Phillippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing

 

Redirecting their attention to more important issues Proverbs 4:25-26, V25Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.  v26 Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.

Had the attack happened unexpected NIrV Kids Study Bible 1 Peter 5:8 Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow.

grace period to make a good informed decision.  Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift,

For or Against’ Matthew 12:30 Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad”.

no longer tossed about like a wave on the sea James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. .

one mindset  2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

gathered together Mark 2:2 Immediately may gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive the, not even near the door,. And He preached the word to them.

Girls, I’m proud of you Amplified Bible 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.

pressed on  Phillipians 3:13-14, v13  Forgetting those things which are  behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, v14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

no function and they have no purpose Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.

Now try to visualize, you know, imagine what they could become.” Acts 2:17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

what they could become 2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

With a desire in your hearts to create, and an idea in your head, you built your dream and accomplished your goal. Psalm 20:4 May He grant you according to your hearts desire, And fulfill all your purpose.

By assembling the gathered blocks Joel 3:11 Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around.

go and do and put into practice that which they have heard. Philippians 4:9 Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you.

one functioning body producing results 1 Corinthians 12:12  For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

Tim’s confidence came from his team’s ability in the use of their weapons.

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Chapter 10 - MRS RILEY LAYS DOWN THE RULES
I’m going to go through the rules with all of you so there are no misunderstandings Hebrews 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

“I’m going to go through the rules with all of you so there are no misunderstandings.  2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness v17 that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for ever good work.

“I’m going to go through the rules with all of you so there are no misunderstandings.  Matthew 22:36-40, v36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” v37 Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.’ v38”This is the first and great commandment. v39”And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ v40 “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Pay attention Proverbs 4:20-22, v20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings, v21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; v22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Then the two brothers patted each other on the back Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another,

Matt was sure that not even Tim would be silly enough to wet her new curls Proverbs 2:10-11, V10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, v11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you.

Why would we need a Battle Plan?” Ephesians 6:10 Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. V11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

Debbie, again talking before thinking, Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Immediately the girls felt scared as they allowed fear to grip them 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Becs tried to trick her by saying  Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words,

Mrs. Riley standing in integrity Proverbs 10:9 He who walks with integrity walks securely,

Suddenly they felt a little unsafe Psalm 461-2, v1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. V2 Therefore we will not fear,

So freely handing over their power KJ Bible Luke 10:19 Jesus said, Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

to reckless words NIV Bible, Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing..

“Be warned, you need to stay on high alert NIV Bible, 1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

not feeling very confident 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Chapter 11 - SQUEEZE IT AND FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE

to examine today’s game and its’ players Galations 6:4 But let each one examine his one work,

through behaviour and attitudes when faced with the same challenging situations Ephesians 4:14-15, v14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, v15 but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head- Christ.,

Natures that were once hidden were being exposed Amplifed Bible Ephesians 5:13, But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.

he’s been mimicking an Army Officer. Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

obeying his every command John 14:15 Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep (obey) My commandments,

follow him. Matthew 4:19 Then He (Jesus) said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

peace maker of the group Matthew 5:9 Jesus said,  Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

She holds everything together by drawing on her Christianity to keep the unity.” Colossians 3:14 but above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

complain all the time.” Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing.

who they are Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in “Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

who they are 1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God.

what they were capable of  1John 5:4-5, v4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. V5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

confidence in their capabilities and their awareness of just how powerful they really are 1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

grow as a result of the challenges placed before them. NIrV Kids Bible. Romans 5:4-5, v4 The strength to go on produces character. Character produces hope v5And hope will never let us down. God has poured his love into our hearts. He did it through the Holy Spirit, whom he has given to us.

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out from within our hearts is what you will hear us say Luke 6:45 Jesus said, “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

the Bible says the Lord sees a persons heart.  1Samuel 16:7 says, “For the Lord sees not as a man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

 

Bible says the Lord sees a person’s heart. NIrV Kids Study Bible. 1 Peter 3:4 Instead your beauty comes from inside you. It is the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. Beauty like that doesn’t fade away God places great value on it.

 

Word of God Hebrews 4: 12-13, v12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. V13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

 

like words and the true thoughts and intentions of their heart .Hebrews 4:13,

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Intents of their heart Psalm 20:4 “May He grant you according to your hearts desire, And fulfill all your purpose

Word of God flows out of our mouths John 7:38 Jesus said,”He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water”

 

Word of God flows out of our mouths   Phillippians 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

we hear swear words, vengeance or mean and nasty things coming out of our mouths  Matthew 15:10 Jesus said, “Listen and understand. What goes into your mouth does not make you unclean. It’s what comes out of your mouth that makes you unclean.

we hear swear words, vengeance or mean and nasty things coming out of our mouths  Titus 3:2 to speak evil of no one,

we hear swear words, vengeance or mean and nasty things coming out of our mouths  NIrV Kids Study Bible Ephesians 5:4 There must not be any unclean speech or foolish talk or dirty jokes. All of them are out of place. Instead, you should give thanks.

 

to pray and hand it up to God. 1Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

 

make me in a pure heart  Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart , O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

make me in a pure heart Matthew 5:8  Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. “

Chapter 12 - EVERYONE’S SHOUTING ‘BRING!’

‘doubt’ James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

had be stolen – John 10:10 Jesus said, “The thief (satan) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

to quit Matthew 8:26 But He (Jesus) said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?”

outspoken ways Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

vent built up anger she was harboring  NIV Bible Ephesians 4:29  Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

pretending to be indifferent New Living Translation Proverbs 16:2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives.

fear    2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

confusion 1 Corinthians 24:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Anger Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

Fear, Doubt and Words.  Luke 24:38 And He (Jesus)  said to them, “Why are you troubled? And  why do doubts arise in your hearts?”

 

menace their minds Romans 12:2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,

fear and defeat 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.

Psalm 56:3-4,  v4  Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. v4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

she blurted out everything and anything that popped into her mouth Proverbs 15: 2 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

known for his patience ,James 1:3 My Brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

remained calm and replied, Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

shaking her head, putting her hands on her hips and stamping her feet, Proverbs 15:1 But a harsh word stirs up anger.

get your minds around this Ephesians 4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

had you fought, you would of won?1 John 5:4-5, v4 For whatever is born of God overcome the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.v5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Too caught up battling fear.- Psalm 27:5 Even if an army attacks me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if war breaks out against me, I will still trust in God.

fear is a liar –  John 8:44  and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him(devil).  When he (devil) speaks a lie, he (devil) speaks from his own resources, for he (devil ) is a liar and the father of it.

When you get rid of the battle in your heads, the real battle awaits for you on the field- Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the ruler of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

 

Never giving up 1 Corinthians 13:7  New Living Translation. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

 

stay in control Galatians 5: 22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering , kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  v23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

 

stand  Ephesians 6:10-11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

fight 1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith,

 

“United  Romans 15: 5-6,  v5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like- minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, v6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

team had a group hug much to Matt’s pleasure. Proverbs 16 :7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

decided not to magnify their problems 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

 

magnify.  Psalm 34:3  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.

 

Healthier mindset Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

 

our stronghold 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

‘I am an overcomer  I John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

We are well able  Numbers 13:30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Weapons may be formed, weapons may be fired, weapons may make contact but no weapon formed against me will prosper. YEAH!  Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you will prosper.

 

scriptures operate through, with and in Christ Phillipians 4:19 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

God’s anointed power by His Holy Spirit, Kids Study Bible NIrV  Ephesians 3:16-17,  v16 I pray that He will use His glorious riches to make you strong. May His Holy Spirit give you His power deep down inside you. v17Then Christ will live in your heart because you believe in Him.

hear a good report phillipians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise worthy – meditate on these things.

sat peacefully Proverbs 16:7 When a mans ways pleases the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

comfortably under the protection of their names just as believers do under the Name of Jesus. John 17:11-12 (NIV) “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the name you gave me–so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me”

Chapter 13 - HOLD YOUR FIRE!

tease and provoke them.1 Corinthians 13:4-5, v4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; v5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

breaking his mum’s forbidden rule James 4:17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

break more rules and invade the boys from a parent ruled, ‘out of bound’ location. Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Caught totally by surprise  Amplified Bible  Mark 13:33 Be on your guard (constantly alert), and watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.

was seething with anger  Proverbs 14:17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,

“I’m gonna get you for that Matt  Leviticus 19:18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD. You shall keep my statutes.

obeying the red light warning from within his heart Proverbs 3:5-6, v5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; v6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Chapter 14 - THE RAPTOR PEERED AT TIM.

she doesn’t know I’m in here James 4:17  Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

obsessive babblings of Tweety  NIrV Kids Study Bible  Proverbs 29:20 Have you seen people who speak without thinking? There is more hope for foolish people than for them..

deliberately disobeyed his parents  NIrV Kids Study Bible Proverbs 6:20-21 My son, deep your father’s commands, Don’t turn away from your mother’s teaching.  

was no excuse  NIrV Kids Study Bible Ephesians 4:25 So each of you must get rid of your lying. Speak the truth to your neighbour. We are all parts of one body.

it called him by name Isaiah 43:1-2
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine.

Holy Spirit leading him as His is a voice Matt clearly recognizes John 10:4 and the sheep follow Him, for they know his voice.

could have done with little advice and help from Him about now. Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered.

 

He was the only one who could rescue his brother. Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is not other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Tim, being strong, brave and without fear NIrV Kids Study Bible Joshua 1:9 Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.”

 

 

Why should you help him? Look at my knee. He’s our enemy. Let him get in trouble.  NIrV Kids Study Bible.  Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all hard feelings, anger and rage. Stop all fighting and lying. Put away every form of hatred.

he’s my brother and don’t say another word against him  John 13:34-35  Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”

spoke a faith confession like Abraham did to his servants on the mountain and said, “We’ll be back.” Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”

His heart told him never to be afraid of his parents even after he had misbehaved. Psalm 46:10 ‘Be still and know that I am God.’

admit what he did was wrong and ask his mum to forgive him. NIV Bible Hewbrews  4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Forgive me mum.” NIV Bible  1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

I already have  NIV Bible Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”

She then reached her arms out toward Matt and together they shared a much needed hug Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you;

Forgiveness and love once again filled and overflowed in their hearts, where distress and disobedience tried to make its’ home. 1 Peter 3:4 Instead your beauty comes from inside you. It is the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. Beauty like that doesn’t fade away. God places great value on it.

Love NIrV Kids Study Bible 1 Corinthians 13:13 The three most important things to have are faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love.

Chapter 15 - A WATER BOMB FRENZY FOR THE GIRLS

I trust you because you tell the truth  John 17:17 Jesus prayed to Father God and said, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

but I can’t trust a lie 1 John 2:21 and that no lie is of the truth.

“I love you mum. 1John: 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God:

 

Forgive me for lying to you.” Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

 

Lying to you. Collossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

 

Thank you I love you too little one. 1 John 4:7 and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

  Thank you I love you too little one New Living Translation. Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him.

 

she sat down on the edge of the bath tub and prayed Phillippians 4:6-7  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
embraced in a brotherly hug. Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another:

Desire for money NIV Bible Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have,

the four girls were all throwing water bombs at him in an effort to become rich. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

 

he was using their wants to entice them into wasting their supplies. Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.

 

It’s a trick Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

Chapter 16 - WHAT SIGNAL?

trust and follow the words of their leader Matthew 4:19-20, v19 Then He (Jesus) said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” v20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

Tim lead them in a group prayer  1 Chronicles 5:20  for they cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.

Be strong and brave, do not be afraid, do not lose hope, for the Lord God is with us wherever we go.” Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Tim stood alone  2 Timothy 4:16-17  At my defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me, May it not be charged against them. V17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me,

Angry, New Living Translation Bible, Proverbs 14:29 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness

Johnno and Daniel were certain to have words with Tim. Proverbs 29:11 A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.

turned the conversation around by asking a question before answering their question just like Jesus did. Mark 11: 28-29, v28 And they said to Him (Jesus), “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things:” v29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question: then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things;”

words of wisdom  1 Corinthians 12:8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit,

First, wait for me to give the signal, then we’ll all run together as a team. Okay?” The two boys nodded their heads in agreement.” Joshua 1:16 So they answered Joshua, saying, “All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.”

 

moving and straining forward toward his goal NIV Bible Phillipians 3:13-14, v13 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called  me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

whether he wanted to fight or not because either way,  the fight had come to him 1 Timothy 6: 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which your were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

use of the weapons available to you Ephesians 6:13-14,  v13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God., that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. v14 Stand therefore,

incoming water bombs which were hitting the girls Isaiah 54: 17 No weapon formed against you will prosper,

In faith, Matt laid hands on Daniel’s middle back as they prayed to Father God together, believing for healing in the Name of Jesus.Mark 16:17-18, v17 Jesus said, “ In My name they will…….., v18 they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

believing for healing in the Name of Jesus 1 Peter 2:24 who Himself (Jesus) bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.

With the combination of Prayer of faith to Father God, James 5:15  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.

believing the Word of God in Jesus Mighty Name, Matthew 21: 22 (Jesus said) “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

The anointing  power of the Holy Spirit was released and Daniel was healed.              1Corinthians 12: 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit.

Daniel was healed Mark 16v18 Jesus said, “They will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.”

both boys thanked and praised God Psalm 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.

We had a score to settle Leviticus 19:18
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD

“Girls, I think we missed something far more important here.” Ephesians 4:32 Be kind    and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you

In this world we are Gods hands   NIrV Kids Study Bible. 2 Corinthians 2:14 -15, v14 Through us, God spreads the knowledge of Christ everywhere like perfume. v15 God considers us to be the sweet smell that Christ is spreading among people who are being saved and people who are dying.

I’m never gonna value this water fight or anything else over people or the things of God ever again. Proverbs 16:11 Honest weights and scales are the Lords’s;  Proverbs 21: 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.

Each searched her own heart  Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.

Each searched her own heart  Ephesians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work,

I’m sure Father God’s face was smiling too, as he looked on pleased with His children Zephaniah 3:17 He ( the Lord your God) will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Chapter 17 - A PERFECT PLAN, PERFECTLY ORCHESTRATED ON THE PERFECT TARGET.

even more bitter he was holding Deb’s bucket of ammunition and grinning  Kids NIrV Study Bible 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud.

Tim, not letting his guard down NIV Bible 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong
Amplified Bible  Mark 13:33 Be on your guard (constantly alert), and watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.

To keep them focused on feeling defeated Psalm 121:1-2, v1 I will lift  up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help? v2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

the opposition can wear you down and defeat you  Phillippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

A perfect plan, perfectly orchestrated on the perfect target NIV Psalm 64:6 They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.

 

Tim was feeling proud of himself.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall

 

Whether we fight or surrender, it won’t matter to them. They will keep us under their attack and keep coming at us. NIV 1 Peter 5:8, v8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring   lion looking for someone to devour. v9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith,

 

courageous girls Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

 

He quickly climbed down from the roof to help support Daniel. Ecclesiastes 4:lk9-10 Two are better than one. Because they have a good reward for their labour  v10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion

 

Matt, aware Daniel was hemmed in, delivered him out of his crisis  Amplified Bible Psalm 4:1 Answer Me when I call, O gold of my righteousness. You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

Fight as if it was a spiritual battle Ephesians 6: 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Fight as if it was a spiritual battle Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

bypassed what he could see and looked to the things that were not seen. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith and not by sight

bypassed what he could see but looked to the things that were not seen 2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

the power source behind the hose, Ephesians 6:16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

 

Fearlessly 2 Timothy 1 :7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind.

no longer be used as a weapon formed against them.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

walking in the flesh but warring in the spirit 2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according  to the flesh

Not by might, not by power, but by my spirit Zechariah 4:6 ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’

Spiritually fight the good fight of faith 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith

the opposition no longer has a stronghold 2 Corinthians 10:4  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but might in God for pulling down strongholds,

A new kind of battle had broken out amongst the seven best friends. James 4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

Chapter 18 - THE WORLD’S BIGGEST WATER BALLOON.

What’s wrong with you?” NIrV Kids Study Bible, Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger.

chose to stir things up by asking NIrV Kids Study Bible, Proverbs 15:18 Those who burn with anger sir up fights.

Hey it’s cool. I’ll tell you why I didn’t throw at you, because I knew Shelley and Cherie would get it. NIrV Kids Study Bible, Proverbs 15:18 But those who are patient calm things down.

bold leader went face to face  John 7:26 “But look! He (Jesus) speaks boldly,

Matt shook Tim’s hand and said, “Well done bro 1 John 2:10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

Johnno complained Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

the grumblings James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another,

What do kids really hate to do?” Proverbs 13:4  The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

Chapter 19 - GREAT BIG WATER BOMB FIGHT!

The boys wanting to ensure for themselves the best table on the deck and first dibs on the food Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

She then gave the girls first pick of the table Philippians 2: 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Whilst Johnno, Tim and Daniel complained, Phillippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing.

Matt smiled at his mum and said, “I guess we deserved that.” James 4:10 Hunble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

and their eight little faces lit up John 8:12  Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

After giving thanks to the Lord they began to eat. Romans 14:6 He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks;

Shelly, speaking to her privately said NIrV Kids Study Bible Proverbs 1:5  Let those who understand what if right get guidance.

Mrs Riley listened to what she had to say then stood in the background to observe  NIrV Kids Study Bible Proverbs 1:5  Let wise people listen and add to what they have learned.

Having to physically put them into their hands, she quietly suggested they cut their steaks into small pieces; chew a little longer, with less in their mouths Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

I love you mum” as he kissed her on the cheek  Proverbs 31: 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;

She kissed him back and said, “I love you too ten year old.” Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.