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A presentation on the work of Canadian Lutheran World Relief designed for use with confirmation students in Lutheran Church-Canada

A presentation on the work of Canadian Lutheran World Relief designed for use with confirmation students in Lutheran Church-Canada

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  • 1. Click on the arrow at the bottom ofthe screen when you have finishedreading or watching to advance to the next slide.
  • 2. Don’t you hate itwhen you’re told what to do?
  • 3. But when God tells you what to do you need to listen!
  • 4. Way back at Creation, God told Adam and Eve not to do only ONE THING
  • 5. Don’t eat from theTree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
  • 6. Satan the snake knew this and when he showed Evehow good the fruit looked he invited her to taste it.
  • 7. What was theONE THINGGod saidAdam and Eveshouldn’t do?
  • 8. She did it anyway; then invited Adam to join her in disobeying God.
  • 9. At that pointeverything changed.And that one act ofdisobedienceruined the world forever!
  • 10. Their disobedience introduced death and destruction
  • 11. God cursed the serpentand said one dayhed pay forwhat he did.
  • 12. Then, He told Adam and Eve life would change:
  • 13. • No more easy food• Giving birth would be painful• And they would die.
  • 14. God then kickedAdam and Eve out of their once-perfect garden
  • 15. GODand His human creation were separated!
  • 16. But there was good news too• God provided clothing from animal skins… (not leather but cool anyway)
  • 17. But there was good news too• Then He promised He would do something to restore the relationship He once had with His human creation.
  • 18. This is how He did it:
  • 19. That’s amazing love!
  • 20. Usually whensomeone hurts youor does somethingyou don’t likeyou get angry,maybe evenignore them.
  • 21. That’s not the way God works.
  • 22. When you were baptized,God brought you back into His family.
  • 23. That’s the kind of love He has for you and the kind of loveHe wants you to show others.
  • 24. So how do we respond to this amazing love?
  • 25. Two ways:1. Love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.2. Love your neighbour just like you love yourself.
  • 26. You do the first part by• Reading your Bible• Going to church• And with God’s help, living your life in ways that please Him
  • 27. You do the second part by Helping people however you can
  • 28. Here’s how Jesus explained it
  • 29. You learned all aboutneighbours fromMartin Luther’scomments on theTen Commandmentsin the Small Catechism
  • 30. We should fear and love God that wemay not hurt nor harm our neighbourin his body, but help and befriend himin every bodily need.
  • 31. How do we do that?Lutheran churches in Canada havecreated an organization to help showtheir love for neighbours around theworld.
  • 32. Since God loves us so much,CLWR shares that love withpeople around the world in many different ways.
  • 33. Members of Lutheran Church–Canadacongregations can’t always personally help people around the world
  • 34. But they can do it by giving money and otherhelpful items to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
  • 35. Governments in Canada often support CLWR by providingmatching funds that increase the work CLWR can do.
  • 36. When an earthquake hit Haiti, Canadians gaveCLWR more than $1.5 million dollars to helppeople recover.
  • 37. And to supportLutheranchurches inHaiti as theyalso servedtheirneighbours.
  • 38. With help from Lutherans in Canada, CLWRalso helped provide food for areas in Africathat suffered from drought.
  • 39. And help farmers grow more food
  • 40. And through CLWR Lutherans in Canada helpedpeople in Japan after the earthquake andtsunami.
  • 41. CLWR also supports Lutheran Church –Canadas partner church in Nicaragua.
  • 42. • Providing money so children can go to school• And keeping people healthy with a medical and dental clinic
  • 43. Across Canada, men, women and children in Lutheran churches and schoolsserve their neighbours around the world by supporting CLWR.
  • 44. What does that have to do with me? We should fear and love God that we may not hurt nor harm our neighbour in his body, but help and befriend him in every bodily need
  • 45. • Visit CLWR at www.clwr.org• Friend CLWR on Facebook• Follow @Canlwr on Twitter