God Provides for His People

Bible Base – Exodus 16

God gives His people what they need

it’s a month after God’s people have been set free from Egypt and walked through the Red Sea, they are camping in the desert, and they are moaning BIG TIME!

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Majorly grumpy, complaining at God because they had no food to eat, as if the God who sends plagues and splits seas can’t sort snacks !?

They don’t come to God asking for help, they kick off at Moses saying they wished they were back in Egypt!  SOOoooo ungrateful!

What does God do?

Zap them like they deserve?

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No he sends them donuts for breakfast, and chicken drumsticks for tea, (near enough) it’s an as much as you can eat buffet laid on each and every day!

But they have to learn to trust God every day for just that day by obeying him, they only take what they need each day for that day.

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Collecting the manna

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Obeying the instructions so we can….

Trade in the right amount for donuts!

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Thinking about God’s care for us, how He provides for us each day

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He fills our “plates” with good things..

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He gives us so much, it’s even bursting off the sides!

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God’s care is over and above us, more than we understand

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God is good, He Cares, He gives us what we need and yet do not deserve each day!

NEW SERIES!

GOD CARES

He Provides for His people

He Cares for the Helpless

He Cares for the Outcast

He Cares for His Enemies

He Gives Hope to the Hopeless

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This term we are going to look across the Bible at God’s care for His people in the Old Testament, how Jesus shows the same care in the gospels, and how Jesus’ followers reflect the same care in the early church.

Pray For God’s Help

Living for Jesus means we are different because we pray for God’s help.

Bible Base – Matt 7:7-12

Remember Josh’s difficult maths homework?

He asked for help…..

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He did some searching for answers…..

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And in the end, he decided the best person to ask, was the one who made the question, he went and “knocked on”

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He got the help he needed to do the work by asking, seeking and knocking.

God will give us all we need to live for Him when we come to the one who “set the work” and ask, seek and knock for help.

Remember the impossible challenge, get the ball in the box without crossing the line!  you had to ask for help!

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It’s impossible to live for Jesus without His help!  So pray!

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Making door hangers to remember knocking for help

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Making personal prayer diaries..

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Write it down, and look back to see how God answers!

Do Not Worry – Trust Our Good God

Living For Jesus means we are different because we trust God to give us what we need and not worry.

Bible Base: Matt 6:25-34

God is our loving Heavenly Father He knows what we need, and He knows how to give good things!  We have food to eat and clothes to wear, and all kinds of brilliant things because God is good!

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Our lunch boxes are full each day!

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When we remember how good God is, and that He doesn’t make mistakes it will help us to trust Him, and not worry.

When we Live for Jesus we remember what matters and don’t spend all of our time worrying about clothes, food and money.

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You designed some amazing outfits, it’s great to wear nice things!  But remember how stressed Chloe got about getting ready for that party?

She needed to remember that having a heart made more beautiful every day by following Jesus was more important than just what she was wearing!

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God made the flowers beautiful, He doesn’t make mistakes, he made you as you are on the outside, he wants a heart that looks beautiful by living for Jesus.

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God made the birds, they don’t have supermarkets or kitchens, they know that they will find what they need.

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The same Good God cares for us, trust Him and do not let worry grow in your heart.

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So when you look in the mirror, remember the God who makes the flowers beautiful and feeds the birds can be trusted to care for you, and give you all you need to live for Him.

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