St. Nicholas: The Real Santa Claus<br />December 26, 2009 – Kiahk17, 1727 AM<br />
Memory Verse<br />“Let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing”  (Matt. 6:3)<br />
Introduction<br />What do you know about Santa Claus?<br />Who believes that Santa is real ?<br />What is the best thing a...
Did you Know?<br />Santa Claus is a REAL SAINT in our church<br />His name is Saint Nicholas<br />
St. Claus = Baba Noel = St. Nicholas<br />From Mora (Myra)<br />He was born to parents who raised him to Obey God! <br />T...
St.Nicholas was Holy <br />He was always in church<br />He watched the older deacons and servants and learned from them.<b...
St. Nicholas was a Monk <br />When his parents died, he gave all his wealth to the poor<br />Became amonk in a monastery w...
The Rich Man Losing Everything<br />There was a very rich man in the city of Mora who lost all his wealth.<br />He had 3 d...
God Revealed to St. Nicholas<br />Satan put this evil thought in the poor man’s head:<br />By letting hisdaughters live in...
Night # 1<br />St. Nicholas took 100 dinars<br />During the night he threw the money into the window of the man’s housemak...
Night #2<br />Another night, the saint threw another 100 dinars into the man’s house<br />The man was able to give his 2nd...
Night #3<br />St. Nicholas threw last 100 dinars into the house, but the man was watching<br />After he felt the drop of t...
Give Thanks to GOD<br />The man found the kind bishop St. Nicholas<br />The man bowed down at his feet and thanked him bec...
Conclusion<br />St. Nicholas was known for his generous giving, that is why all the children ask this Saint to pray for th...
Application <br />It is better to give than to receive <br />Let us give some of what we have to the poor<br />Share what ...
Now, who is the REAL SANTA CLAUS? <br />
COLORING<br />“God loves a cheerful giver” (1 Corinthian 9:7)<br />
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  1. 1. St. Nicholas: The Real Santa Claus<br />December 26, 2009 – Kiahk17, 1727 AM<br />
  2. 2. Memory Verse<br />“Let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing” (Matt. 6:3)<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />What do you know about Santa Claus?<br />Who believes that Santa is real ?<br />What is the best thing about Santa?<br />
  4. 4. Did you Know?<br />Santa Claus is a REAL SAINT in our church<br />His name is Saint Nicholas<br />
  5. 5. St. Claus = Baba Noel = St. Nicholas<br />From Mora (Myra)<br />He was born to parents who raised him to Obey God! <br />They were very rich!<br />
  6. 6. St.Nicholas was Holy <br />He was always in church<br />He watched the older deacons and servants and learned from them.<br />God blessed him with lots of knowledge from the Holy Spirit. <br />He served and loved our Lord Jesus Christ <br />
  7. 7. St. Nicholas was a Monk <br />When his parents died, he gave all his wealth to the poor<br />Became amonk in a monastery where his cousin was the abbot.<br />Priest at age 19 <br />God gave him the gift of performing signs and healing the sick.<br />He was known for his charity and giving to the poor. <br />Became archbishop of Myra! <br />
  8. 8. The Rich Man Losing Everything<br />There was a very rich man in the city of Mora who lost all his wealth.<br />He had 3 daughters who passed the age of marriage<br />However the father could not marry them off because he was poor.<br />
  9. 9. God Revealed to St. Nicholas<br />Satan put this evil thought in the poor man’s head:<br />By letting hisdaughters live in sin and do evil jobs.<br />Our Lord revealed to St. Nicholas the thoughts that were in this man’s head, and he was grieved.<br />
  10. 10. Night # 1<br />St. Nicholas took 100 dinars<br />During the night he threw the money into the window of the man’s housemaking sure no one was watching him!!!!<br />When you give in secret, your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly (Matthew 6:4) <br />When the man found the money, he was astonished and rejoiced and was able to give his oldest daughter away in marriage.<br />100<br />
  11. 11. Night #2<br />Another night, the saint threw another 100 dinars into the man’s house<br />The man was able to give his 2nd daughter away in marriage. <br />He wondered who this charitable person was? <br />He kept watch to catch him next time.<br />100<br />
  12. 12. Night #3<br />St. Nicholas threw last 100 dinars into the house, but the man was watching<br />After he felt the drop of the sack, he ran out of the house to see who it was .. .<br />100<br />
  13. 13. Give Thanks to GOD<br />The man found the kind bishop St. Nicholas<br />The man bowed down at his feet and thanked him because he saved his daughters from poverty and a life of sin.<br />St. Nicholas refused to accept any thanks and asked him to thank God who loved him and his daughters.<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />St. Nicholas was known for his generous giving, that is why all the children ask this Saint to pray for them <br />To bring them presents and blessing during the month of Kiahk (Christmas time)<br />
  15. 15. Application <br />It is better to give than to receive <br />Let us give some of what we have to the poor<br />Share what we have with others<br />
  16. 16. Now, who is the REAL SANTA CLAUS? <br />
  17. 17. COLORING<br />“God loves a cheerful giver” (1 Corinthian 9:7)<br />

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