Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Advent: Peace: Tuesday

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3: 15-17
On any given day, we experience many emotions. And sometimes those emotions will try to rule our hearts. This happens when we spend too much time being anxious, angry, depressed, or fearful. But the good news is, we have the power within us to choose between letting our emotions rule within us, or letting the Prince of Peace flood our soul with tranquility and thankfulness.

When people watch us apply the power we’re promised in God’s Word, we have a much better chance of reaching them in Christ’s love. Your family, friends, and co-workers see what you’re going through in your life, sometimes on a daily basis. How you handle yourself and your emotions can make a great impact for Christ.

Which Nativity Character Are You?

How are you most likely to spend your summer?
a. Traveling?
b. At Home with your family
c. Earning money with babysitting, mowing lawns, etc

What’s your favorite part of the school day?
a. English or Science
b. Gym
c. Reccess or Lunc
d. Math

Which is most like you?
a. An Owl
b. A dog
c. A butterfuly
d. A cat

What is your favorite light in dark?
a. The stars
b. A campfire
c. A room full of candles
d. A black light

One day you’re ideal job will involve:
a. Learning more than your  brain can hold
b. Helping a lot of people
c. Meeting all kinds of different people
d. Being really busy and doing well

Which of these is most important to you?
a. Books
b. Pets
c. Phone
d. Money

Which of the following is your favorite holiday?
a. Fourth of July: a little history and an amazing parade
b. Thanksgiving: a big meal around the dining room table
c. Halloween: costumes and candy galore
d. New Year’s Eve: The biggest party of the year

Your biggest weakness is that sometimes you can be:
a. A know-it-all
b. Shy
c. Loud Bossy
d. Bossy

Where would you rather live?
a. In a foreign country
b. The house you grew up in
c. A brand new neighborhood with lots of familes
d. A big city

If you saw something unbelievable, what would you do first?
a. Find out how it happened
b. Try to get closer
c. Tell someone about it.
d. Sell tickets

Whichever letter you scored the most determines which Nativity character you are! Share your results with everyone!
Mostly “A”s then you are a Magi
Mostly “B”s then you are a Shepherd
Mostly “C”s then you are an Angel
Mostly “D”s then you are the Innkeeper (That’s not a bad thing, you have a head for business and are a leader)

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving us emotions. Help us to control them in a way that allows Your peace to rule over them all, so that we might be a light of love to everyone around us. We make this prayer in Christ’s name.


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