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God's Word is Fire


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This slide show is part of Lesson 4 of the "I Love My Bible!" curriculum,

This slide show is part of Lesson 4 of the "I Love My Bible!" curriculum,

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  • 1. FIRE
  • 2. A single flame… 2
  • 3. can quickly spread… 3
  • 4. and burn down an entire forest. 4
  • 5. 5
  • 6. Fire gives us light, 6
  • 7. and helps us celebrate ourbirthdays… 7
  • 8. andChristmas… 8
  • 9. andeven the4th ofJuly! 9
  • 10. Fire can destroy all kinds of things... 10
  • 11. 11
  • 12. or bring warmth… 12
  • 13. and beauty. 13
  • 14. Fire can wipe outgrass andcrops… 14
  • 15. making room for new growth. 15
  • 16. Fire can cook ourfood... 16
  • 17. 17
  • 18. and light the Olympic torch. 18
  • 19. Fire can destroy homes & lives… 19
  • 20. 20
  • 21. or help us makeuseful things and improve our lives. 21
  • 22. Review:What are some ways fire is helpful? 22
  • 23. Some ways fire is helpful: *Gives us light *Helps us celebrate *Keeps us warm*Looks beautiful when contained (as in a fireplace) *Burns away old growth to make room for new *Cooks our food*Can be a unifying symbol (as in the Olympic torch) *Helps us make useful things from metal 23
  • 24. Review:What are someways fire is NOT helpful? 24
  • 25. Some ways fire is NOT helpful: *It can spread quickly and burn down entire fields and forests *It can destroy all kinds ofthings, including homes and lives 25
  • 26. How isGod’s Word like FIRE? 26
  • 27. God’s Word is like FIRE. It:*Brings light into our lives (shows us right from wrong) *Warms our hearts (brings joy) *Adds beauty (beautiful things to think on) *Can bring comfort but can also make us uncomfortable when we have sinned*Gets rid of the bad things in our lives so that new good things can grow*Spreads quickly when we share it with others 27
  • 28. The prophet Jeremiah was persecuted for speaking God’s Word 28
  • 29. Among other things,he was beaten,put in stocks,and thrown into adungeon (a muddy pit) 29
  • 30. Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.” Jeremiah 20:9 (NKJV) 30