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This slide show is part of Lesson 4 of the "I Love My Bible!" curriculum, www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com

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God's Word is Fire

  1. 1. FIRE
  2. 2. A single flame… 2
  3. 3. can quickly spread… 3
  4. 4. and burn down an entire forest. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. Fire gives us light, 6
  7. 7. and helps us celebrate our birthdays… 7
  8. 8. and Christmas… 8
  9. 9. and even the 4th of July! 9
  10. 10. Fire can destroy all kinds of things... 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. or bring warmth… 12
  13. 13. and beauty. 13
  14. 14. Fire can wipe out grass and crops… 14
  15. 15. making room for new growth. 15
  16. 16. Fire can cook our food... 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. and light the Olympic torch. 18
  19. 19. Fire can destroy homes & lives… 19
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. or help us make useful things and improve our lives. 21
  22. 22. Review: What are some ways fire is helpful? 22
  23. 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. 24. Review: What are some ways fire is NOT helpful? 24
  25. 25. Some ways fire is NOT helpful: *It can spread quickly and burn down entire fields and forests *It can destroy all kinds of things, including homes and lives 25
  26. 26. How is God’s Word like FIRE? 26
  27. 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. 28. The prophet Jeremiah was persecuted for speaking God’s Word 28
  29. 29. Among other things, he was beaten, put in stocks, and thrown into a dungeon (a muddy pit) 29
  30. 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) www.creative-sunday-school-ideas.com 30

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