Friday, October 24, 2008

Lesson #31 Service in the Church

Another great lesson!  This lesson corresponds perfectly with m favorite story from the New Testament: the story of the loaves and fishes.  What I love about this story is that John tells us that "a lad" offered the five loaves and two fishes to feed the multitude of five thousand.  I imagine that he was doing the "grocery shopping" with his family and on their way home, were attracted to Christ and what he was teaching.  When asked if anyone had any food to feed the crowd gathered, this family offered all they had with them.  It is then that the miracle happens.  Christ blesses the food and then HE magnifies it to bless five thousand.  But that's not where it ends!  What is leftover becomes the "icing on the cake" - twelve baskets!  

So, how does the correspond with service in the Church??  Well, when we offer all that we have to the Lord, HE magnifies our efforts and we become the instrument in His hands to bless the lives of others.  And not only is that a blessing beyond compare - to witness His miracles and get to be a part of it - but, what we receive in return, is so much more than what we gave!

So, along with the lesson, I shared this with the girls.  And have used it in other lessons also - it applies to so much!  Any calling we have, any effort that we make, when we rely on the Lord, He magnifies our efforts and we are blessed because of it.

So, here are the notes for this lesson: (I don't seem to have any handouts made for this lesson)


Manda said...

I took this just a little step further, and made them each their own little tiny loaf of bread, and some swedish fish. Thanks for the great idea!

abby o said...

What a great insight on that story...I will definitely be using that. Thank you!

Michele Watkins said...

Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

amy said...

I love your ideas for this lesson. When I click on the link for your notes I get a website that says welcome to am I doing something wrong?

Stephanie said...

I am not able to access your notes either. It says that this site has been reported for forgery.

Charmaine said...

Sorry for the inconvenience, if you read the latest post I explain why nothing works.