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Yourkids smaycomeupwithanswerslike:H Heworksrea ally,reallyha ardatit.Hecandoitca ause HesGod d,orHeneve erwantstod dosomethin ngbadHeo onlylikesdoinggoodthi ings Astheco onversationunfolds,brin ngupthefac ctthatitsG GodsHolinessthatmake esitimpossi ible forHimt tosin. Whatdoesitmeanw whenwesay ythatGodisHoly? Inverysi impleterms sitmeansth hatGodisPe erfectandT TotallyClean n.Godhasn no imperfec ctions,nofla aws,andnosin.Everyth hingHedoe esisperfect.IfGoddidonetinylittl le thingtha atwasntpe erfect,thenH Hewouldnt tbeHolyandHewouldn ntbeGod. SoGodd doesnthave etoworkatbeinggood d.Heneverd doesanythin ngbadorsi infulbecause eits againstH Hisverynatu uretodoan nythingthat tfallsshorto ofperfection n!

March 05, 20 h 012


Whydoesit W tmatterth hatGodisP PerfectandClean?
Anotherwaytoaskt thisquestion nis:Areyou ugladthatG GodisPerfec ctandClean n?Why/Why y not? Youcanf followupthisquestionw withotherq questionstha athelpsthem mseewhyit tsimportan nt thatGodisHoly.For rinstance: If fGodweren notPerfecta andClean,w wouldyoube eabletodep pendonHisPerfectLove efor yo ou?No!Hi islovewoul ldntbeperf fect.Hemig ghtbecomeselfishorcr ruel.Hemig ght playfavorites sordecideH Hedidntlov veyouanym more.Thank kfullyGodsloveisPerfe ect andClean!
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IfGodwerenotPerfectandClean,howcouldwebesureHesreallyAll PowerfulmaybeHispowerhassomeweaknessesIfGodwerenotPerfectandClean wewouldnotbeabletocountonanyofHisattributesbecausetheyallcouldbe flawed.ThefactthatHeisHolymeansthateveryattributeisPerfectandclean! Thatssomethingwecandependon!

March 14, 2012


IfGodisPerfectandClean(Holy),whydoesHeallowbadstufftohappen intheworldHecreated?
ThisquestionwaswrittenbeforetheearthquakeandtsunamioccurredinJapanonMarch11th, however,itwasprobablythefirstthingthatcametomindwhenyoureadthisquestiontoday. Whenourkidsseenewslikethis,itcanbeveryunsettling.Thereareanumberofquestions thatarisefromsuchevents,butfornow,trytofocusthediscussiononGodsHoliness. Herearesomepointstokeepinmind. BecauseGodisPerfectandClean(Holy),HecreatedtheworldPerfectandClean. AdamandEvedidnthavetoworryaboutearthquakes,tsunamisorothernatural disasters. Genesis1:31says: ThenGodlookedoverallHehadmade,andHesawthatitwasverygood,(NLT)! WhenAdamandEvesinned,therestofcreationsufferedtheconsequencesoftheir choicetodisobeyGod. Romans8:20says: Againstitswill,allcreationwassubjectedtoGodscurse...,(NLT). Isaiah24:5says: Theearthsuffersforthesinsofitspeople,fortheyhavetwistedGodsinstructions, violatedHislaws,andbrokenHiseverlastingcovenant,(NLT). Thereisgoodnews! Ps.46:13says: Godisourrefugeandstrength,alwaysreadytohelpintimesoftrouble.Sowewillnot fearwhenearthquakescomeandthemountainscrumbleintothesea.Lettheoceans roarandfoam.Letthemountainstrembleasthewaterssurge! Nomatterwhathappens,ourPerfect,HolyGodwillbetheretohelpusbecauseHes PerfectlyFaithful,Present,PowerfulandLoving!Wedontevenneedtofeardeath becauseHisPerfect,HolySonpaidthepenaltyforoursin,washinguscleanandallowing ustobewithhimforever!

March 19, 2012


Whatsthebiggestdifferencebetweenthosewho acceptJesusasSaviorandthosewhodont? Whydoesitmatter?
Kidscomeupwithalotofanswerstothisquestionanditsimportanttoletthemsharetheir thoughts.However,becausewerefocusingonGodsHolinessthismonth,wewanttoguide thediscussiontowardthatattribute. Theshortansweris: ThosewhoacceptJesusasSaviorareforgivenoftheirsin(washedcleanandmade holyinGodseyes),sotheycanhavearelationshipwithGodnowandinHeaven. Colossians1:22says: YetnowHehasreconciledyoutoHimselfthoughthedeathofChristinHisphysicalbody. Asaresult,HehasbroughtyouintoHisownpresence,andyouareholyandblameless asyoustandbeforeHimwithoutasinglefault,(NLT). ThosewhodonotacceptJesusasSaviorarenotforgivenfortheirsinsandsothey cannothavearelationshipwithGod,noworinHeaven. John3:16says: ForGodlovedtheworldsomuchthatHegaveHisoneandonlySon,sothateveryone whobelievesinHimwillnotperishbuthaveeternallife,(NLT).

March 27, 2012


HaveyouheardpeopletalkaboutwaystogettoHeaven besidesacceptingJesusasSavior? WhyisJesustheONLYway?
AlotofpeoplethinktheycanbegoodenoughtogettoHeaven.Othersthinkthatthereare manywaystogettoHeavenandthatJesusisjustoneofthoseways.Ifeitherofthoseideas weretrue,thenGodcannotbeHoly;andifGodisntHoly,thenGodisntGod! Eventhebestofusarentperfect.Allofushavesinned(eventhepeoplewhothink theyrereally,reallygoodarentperfect).Apenaltymustbepaidandwecantpayit.If thepenaltyisntpaidthenwecantbeinHeavenwithGodbecauseHeisPerfectand Holy.OursinwouldruinHeavenitwouldntbeperfectanymore.
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OnlyJesuscouldpaythepenaltyforoursin.Why?BecauseHeisPerfectandHolyand becauseHesInfinite(hasnobeginningorend).EvenifyouandIwereperfect,we couldstillonlypaythepenaltyforoneperson.BecauseJesusisinfinite,Hecouldpayit forallpeople.OnlywhenweacceptHispaymentcanwebeperfectlycleanenough forGodandHeaven. Hebrews10:19says: Andso,dearbrothersandsisters,wecanboldlyenterheaven'sMostHolyPlacebecause ofthebloodofJesus,(NLT). WhatacruelGodHewouldbeifHesentJesustodieahorribledeathonthecrossto payforoursinsandthensaidthatthereareotherwaysthepenaltycouldbepaid.If GodwerethatcrueltoJesus,thenHewouldntbePerfectlyLovingorHoly! Hebrews10:1214says: OurHighPriestofferedHimselftoGodasasinglesacrificeforsins,goodforalltime. ThenHesatdownintheplaceofhonoratGod'srighthand.ThereHewaitsuntilHis enemiesarehumbledandmadeafootstoolunderHisfeet.ForbythatoneofferingHe forevermadeperfectthosewhoarebeingmadeholy,(NLT).