January 31, 2014

Love One Another + Free Resources!


                    "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

                                Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

                                                                                    1 John 4:7

If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen that I had the joy of participating in a three day craft project this week, emphasizing not only the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, but more so on the love that God has for us. What an amazing experience to be reminded of this fact on a daily basis, and to share an expression of the love of God to my children as well. 

My dearest friends, David and Johanna Henderson, just posted this FREE resource on their website, Nephilimtheremnants.com! Faith Builders is an exciting FREE resource that they have made available to teach kids the love of God through a total lego-themed-out personal experience! This Valentine's Day craft has been customized out of the FREE Faith Builder's Curriculum. This valuable resource is so customizable for your kids at home, groups of any type, Sunday Schools, VBS, homeschoolers, Bible studies, and so much more! 

Let's take a look at how Nathan and I applied their "God is Love" resource 
to our week in such a fun and easy way!


Nathan and I had fun picking out all the red and white bricks from our modest Lego stash. I used two windows for the M&M's holders, and just placed a piece of card stock on the back to keep the candy in. Nathan wanted a refill right away. We learned today that God doesn't just love us. He IS love. Memorizing Scripture is important so that we can avoid sin (Psalm 119:11).


We loved how easy this one was. Two lego pieces snapped together to form a heart, and tied on with ric-rac. The heart represents God's love for us. On this day we learned that the reason we need (and should want to) love others, is because God/Jesus/Holy Spirit is the One that first loved us (1 JOHN 4:19). His Word says that even while we were sinners (and we ALL STILL ARE) He loves us, and allowed his Son, Jesus, to die for our sins (that we commit EVERY DAY) Romans 5:8. 
That's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G love! I don't know about you, but I can't think of any other who would die for my (constant) mistakes. 


This day we made a interchangeable photo frame. Creating a heart-shaped one would be perfect to do  for Valentine's Day, while here we opted for a simple square to hang on the fridge all year. The pictures just pop in and out, and I hot-glued a magnet to the back (can be peeled off too, if I ever just want the legos back). On this third day, I taught Nathan where love first originated. In 1 John 4:7, we see that love was created by God. 

Nathan and I had such a wonderful time playing with Legos, but more importantly I had such joy in teaching my child more about the love of Christ. 

My same friends also have another FREE faith building resource for you to print today! 
The Armor of God, an invaluable Bible study for kids and adults. They even have one geared for just GIRLS!!! How awesome is that! Head over to their website right now to print off your FREE copies!!! Perfect for home use, church use, small groups, and Sunday Schools!


And...to see an allegorical picture of what living for Christ would look like, download a copy today of David's Book, Nephilim the Remnants (just $5!) and FREE companion guide 
(perfect as well for Bible studies!) to read on your tablet, phone, or PC. You won't be disappointed! His book is so intriguing that you''ll most likely read it in just a day! To see this book in a quick snapshot, check out this VIDEO about it!


Are you getting that my friends here are amazing??!!!! Well, I know them very, very well, and they really would not want you to think they are amazing at all. If I have seen anything as to the theme of their lives, it's complete humbleness, ability to love like Christ (continually!), and what having the heart of Christ looks like. I'm humbled to know them as some of my closest friends! An invaluable treasure. 

Instead, they would want you to know how much God loves you. They want these free resources to be yours to be used for His glory. So, please....go download! Pin them to your board! Share them with your kids! Teach others about the immense and truly unspeakable love gift that God gives us each and every day! 


1 comment:

  1. Joy, you are such an amazing friend! Wow! I am blown away by this post! You are so amazing yourself! And this is very humbling too :) We just want others to know how much GOD loves them! And thank you for spreading the word! Praying for salvation to come to all who hear his precious name...Jesus! Love you tons!! And BTW Nathan is ADOREable in all of these photos ;)

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