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Give Thanks

Newsletters | December 1, 2022

#NovemberNewsletter#GiveThanks I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,     and I will glorify your name forever. -Psalm 86:12 ESV Watch the newsletter video: https://conta.cc/3AZd4Os

The Heart that Trusts God's Plan

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 27, 2022

Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-9; 24:1-22; 31:6; 2 Samuel 1:11-12; 2:1-4 Memory Verse: Psalm 119:11 ESV “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Teaching Objective: The saved child will trust God’s plan even when things are hard, knowing that God is working in his life. …

Our Dependence is on God!

Devotions | November 23, 2022

Selected Scriptures on the Harvest and our Dependence on the Lord expounded upon. John 4:37-38 For in this case the saying is true, one sows, and another reaps. I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor. Deuteronomy 28:1 now …

The Very Best Ever Family Tree

Teach Kids | November 23, 2022

Help your kids learn about God in a fun and engaging way! U-Nite TV® is a Christian platform for KIDS! It's SAFE & FREE! Stream animated adventures that teach truths from the Bible, music videos to learn and memorize God’s Word, and stories that clearly teach the Gospel. ​​Access U-Nite TV's …

The Heart Bold for God's Glory

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 20, 2022

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:13-23; 17:1-52 Memory Verse: Psalm 119:10 ESV “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” Teaching Objective: The saved child will be bold for God’s glory when opportunities arise this week. Main Teaching: Be bold for the glory of God. Emphasis …

A Heart After God

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 13, 2022

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Memory Verse: Psalm 119:10 ESV “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” Teaching Objective: The saved child will show by attitude and actions that he cares more about what God thinks than what he thinks or wants to do. Main Teaching: …

The Heart That Follows God

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 6, 2022

Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:1-22; 9:1-27; 10:1, 17-26; 13:5-15 Memory Verse: Psalm 119:9 ESV “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Teaching Objective: The saved child will follow God as King of his heart when he is tempted to followothers, remembering who God is. …

Jesus Cares for Bartimaeus

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 1, 2022

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43 Memory Verse: John 3:36 ESV “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” Teaching Objective: The unsaved child will trust Jesus to forgive his sin. Main Teaching: Jesus …

Jesus Heals the Nobleman’s Son

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 25, 2022

Scripture: John 4:46-54 Memory Verse: John 3:36 ESV “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” Teaching Objective: The unsaved child will believe on Jesus as the only Savior from sin. Main Teaching: Believe …

Jesus Loves Everyone

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 23, 2022

Scripture: John 4:1‐30, 39‐42 Memory Verse: John 3:17 ESV “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” Teaching Objective: The unsaved child will believe on Jesus, who knows and loves him. Main Teaching: Jesus knows you …

God says, “This is my Word”

Youth Challenge | October 18, 2022

The obvious answer is because it is God’s very own Word ! What a privilege it is to be able, at any time, to open the Bible and discover what God has to say to us. If you were to receive a letter from someone really famous you would be excited about it. How much more excited we should be to have …

Nicodemus Can't Save Himself

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 16, 2022

Scripture: John 3:1-16 Memory Verse: John3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, tha the gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Teaching Objective: Children will recognize they are dead in sin and only Jesus can make them alive again. Main Teaching: …

Jesus Family Tree - Mary

Teach Kids | October 15, 2022

U-Nite TV® is a Christian platform for KIDS! It's SAFE & FREE! Stream animated adventures that teach truths from the Bible, music videos to learn and memorize God’s Word, and stories that clearly teach the Gospel. ​​Access U-Nite TV's full library from your laptop, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and …

Jesus Shows He Is The Almighty God

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 9, 2022

Scripture: John 2:1-11 Memory Verse: John3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, tha the gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Teaching Objective: The child will recognize that Jesus is the almighty God who came to redeem lives. Main Teaching: …

David's Mighty Men

Devotions | October 5, 2022

David was king at this time and Saul had already died. Prior to this, David had been fleeing from Saul 5 or more years and had harsh trials during this time. 400 men had come to support David (indebt, distressed, discontented). After allying themselves with David, they were transformed and became …

Gladys Aylward (Full Movie)

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 2, 2022

Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) may have been small in stature at barely five feet tall, but she was a giant of conviction! Even Hollywood was amazed by her story and made a movie about it, entitled The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. This fascinating documentary presents the events of Gladys' life, …

Dinosaur Tracks Fall Party

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 2, 2022

Scripture: Genesis 1:1, 24-31; 6:11-22; 7:15-22; 8:15-19; Isaiah 65:25 Memory Verse: Genesis 1:1 ESV “ In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Main Teaching: You can trust the Bible because God knows everything—even how to save you from sin! Emphasis for Saved: Listen to God every …

Evangelize Children in Today's World

Newsletters | September 22, 2022

#SeptemberNewsletter Children today are growing up in a world that is confusing, conflicted and complex. They need Jesus in their lives and walking with them throughout life! But do our kids know and understand the Gospel of Christ clearly?

Jesus Family Tree - David

Teach Kids | September 7, 2022

U-Nite TV® is a Christian platform for KIDS! It's SAFE & FREE! Stream animated adventures that teach truths from the Bible, music videos to learn and memorize God’s Word, and stories that clearly teach the Gospel. ​​Access U-Nite TV's full library from your laptop, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and …

To Worship Him

Devotions | September 1, 2022

God formed and fashioned each and every person with a purpose and that purpose is to worship Him. Matthew recounts Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Matthew 21:15-16 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple, …

Here I Am!

Newsletters | August 22, 2022

Genesis 22:1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “ Abraham !” And he said, “ Here I am .” Genesis 46:2 And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “ Jacob, Jacob .” And he said, “ Here I am .” Exodus 3:4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to …

What Shall A Man Give In Exchange For His Soul?

Devotions | August 1, 2022

“What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” What gives something its value? Is it rare, scarce, or sentimental? What qualities make something precious and valuable? We assign value to something that is important to us. Jesus tells us what is most precious and valuable to Him. You are! God …

Jesus Family Tree - Rahab

Teach Kids | July 1, 2022

U-Nite TV® is a Christian platform for KIDS! It's SAFE & FREE! Stream animated adventures that teach truths from the Bible, music videos to learn and memorize God’s Word, and stories that clearly teach the Gospel. ​​Access U-Nite TV's full library from your laptop, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and …

Psalm 50:15

Devotions | June 27, 2022

Have you ever experienced Difficulty, Distress, or Danger? In all circumstances, the Lord has an answer for you in His Word - the Bible. He has not left you helpless, hopeless, or hapless. Psalm 50:15 “And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” The …

Anxious For Nothing Session 5

Teach Kids | June 7, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Anxious For Nothing Session 4

Teach Kids | May 31, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Anxious For Nothing Session 3

Teach Kids | May 24, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Anxious For Nothing Session 2

Teach Kids | May 17, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Anxious For Nothing Session 1

Teach Kids | May 10, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Anxious For Nothing

Teach Kids | May 3, 2022

4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7  And the peace of God, which …

Hello May

Devotions | May 1, 2022

"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys." - Song of Solomon 2:1 May's birth flowers are lilies of the valley and hawthorn. The song "The Lily of The Valley" comes to mind. The chorus of the song calls Jesus as the "lily of the Valley" (Song of Solomon 2:1-2), and "the bright and morning star" …

Unity of The Spirit

Newsletters | April 18, 2022

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures," Unity is a state of oneness and harmony. When we …

God's Plan In Action: The Early Church L5

Weekly Lesson Recap | April 17, 2022

Big Idea: God gives you His strenght to be bold for Him. Scripture: Acts 9:20-31 Memory Verse: “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8 ESV Word Up!: God is strong! From the moment that Saul met Jesus on the road to Damascus, his life …

Psalm 133:1

Hot Scripture | April 10, 2022

Submitted by Ms. Pam Burton TCUSD Good News Club Team Leader and Area Coordinator Photo: Courtesy of TCUSD Good News Club Teachers on March 30, 2022 @Arcadia County Park #NationalWalkInTheParkDay #NationalSiblingDay Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together …

The Greatest Doctor

Devotions | April 6, 2022

Submitted by Pam Burton TCUSD Good News Club Team Leader & Area Coordinator Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just us through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned” When God first created man in the Garden of Eden, everything was …

God's Plan In Action: The Early Church L4

Weekly Lesson Recap | April 3, 2022

Big Idea: Are you willing to follow God's directions? Scripture: Acts 8:3-4; 9:1-22 Memory Verse: “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8 ESV Word Up!: God can save anyone! Saul tried to “earn” God’s approval by following His laws …

God's Plan In Action: The Early Church L3

Weekly Lesson Recap | March 20, 2022

Big Idea: God gives peace and courage in persecution. Scripture: Acts 5: 12-42 Memory Verse: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” -John 14:27 ESV Word Up!: The Holy Spirit gives peace …

Embrace The Race

Newsletters | March 18, 2022

"...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," - Hebrews 12:1 Please fill out the simple survey below to help us to get to know you, so our digital content could serve you better: Follow us Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the latest news in real-time! Date: June 25th - July …

Digital Ministry Conference 2022

Newsletters | March 15, 2022

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," - Hebrews 12:1 Thank you to our committee board and supporters of CEF Ministry that we were able …

Always True Treasure

Weekly Lesson Recap | March 13, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus is truly alive! He can save you from your sin! Scripture: Luke 24:13-53; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 Memory Verse: "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 …

God's Plan In Action: The Early Church L2

Weekly Lesson Recap | March 13, 2022

Big Idea: Believe on the Lord Jesus to save you. Scripture: Acts 2:1-41 Memory Verse: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the …

God's Plan In Action: The Early Church L1

Weekly Lesson Recap | March 6, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus' death and resurrection mean that you can be forgiven of your sin if you believe in Him. Scripture: Matthew 28; Luke 24; Acts 1:1-14 Memory Verse: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, …

Jesus: God Who Came to Earth 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | February 28, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus can help you obey God when you are tempted. Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; Romans 5; Hebrews 2; 4 Memory Verse: “For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” -Hebrews 2:18 ESV Word Up!: Jesus wins! Series 3 Lesson 5 …

Jesus: God Who Came to Earth 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | February 21, 2022

Big Idea: Only Jesus can save you. Scripture: Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17; Luke 1:5-24, 39-45, 57-65; John 1:26-29; Luke 3:1-22 Memory Verse: “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:13 ESV Word Up!: Only Jesus saves! This week’s lesson introduces …

The Difference is Love

Newsletters | February 14, 2022

Gospel reached 1,114 children (146 professions of faith) Follow us Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the latest news in real-time! Tell your friends and family that they are special to God! Call/Text: (626) 445-5810 Email: [email protected] James 1:22 says "be doers of the word" and  James 2:1 …

Jesus: God Who Came to Earth 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | February 14, 2022

Big Idea: Follow Jesus’ example of obedience. Scripture: Luke 2:40-52 Memory Verse: “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:13 ESV Word Up!: Obey God! In today’s Bible lesson, we get a glimpse into the boyhood of Jesus when he was 12 years …

Jesus: God Who Came to Earth 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | February 7, 2022

Big Idea: Worship the Lord Jesus as your King. Scripture:Matthew 2:1-23; Luke 2:39-40 Memory Verse: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:11 ESV Word Up!: Jesus is King! This week’s lesson was a Biblical and historical account of the wise men …

Jesus: God Who Came to Earth 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 31, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus is the Savior God promised to send. Scripture: Matthew 1:19-25; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-20 Memory Verse: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:11 ESV Word Up!: God keeps His promises! In this lesson, we see God‘s faithfulness …

Teach Kids Why We Go to In-Person Sunday School

Teach Kids | January 30, 2022

This content is sourced from cefonline.com #TeachKidsArticles. Original Author: Lydia Kaiser Listen to more content like this on the CEF Teach Kids podcast through your favorite podcast platform.  #TeachKids #KidsMin For some people, it’s hard enough to get back to church in person let alone go to …

Favoritism

Youth Challenge | January 25, 2022

1 My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. 2  For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, 3  and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 6

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 24, 2022

Lesson 6: Jacob and Esau Are Reunited Big Idea: God wants to make you more like Jesus. Scripture : Genesis 29:1-30; 31:3, 17-18; 32:3-32; 33:1-4, 18-20; 35:1, 9-15, 27-29 Memory Verse: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV Teaching …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 23, 2022

Lesson 5: God Changes Jacob Big Idea: Jesus can change you from the inside out. Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-28:5, 10-22 Memory Verse: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” -John 1:12 ESV Word Up!: Jesus can change me! Teaching …

Be the Light in the Dark World

Newsletters | January 22, 2022

Dear CEFSGV Friends and Family, Happy Spring 2022! You may have seen fireworks that lit up the sky in commemoration of the new year! How amazing is our Creator God to speak of “lights” and it came to be in the very beginning. The Bible says in Genesis 1:3, "Let there be light"; and there was light. …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 16, 2022

Big Idea: God has provided a Savior for you. Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14; Hebrews 11:17-19 Memory Verse: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” -John 1:12 ESV Word Up!: God provided the Savior! Teaching Objective: The unsaved child …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 9, 2022

Big Idea: Depend on your faithful God to keep His promises! Scripture: Genesis 12:2; 15:1-6; 17:1-7, 15-19; 18:1-15; 21:1-7; Romans 4:3 Memory Verse: “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” -1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV Word Up!: God is faithful! Aren’t you thankful that God is faithful? …

Teach Kids Why We Attend In-Person Church

Teach Kids | January 4, 2022

This content is sourced from cefonline.com #TeachKidsArticles. Original Author: Lydia Kaiser Listen to more content like this on the CEF Teach Kids podcast through your favorite podcast platform.  #TeachKids #KidsMin Even though COVID restrictions have lifted, some people are having a hard time …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | January 2, 2022

Big Idea: Faith is trusting in Jesus alone to be saved. Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:3, 11-21 Memory Verse: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” -1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV Word Up!: Trust in Jesus alone! Living by faith—that isn’t as easy as it …

God of Impossibilities

Newsletters | December 15, 2021

YTD Stats (Sept-Nov 2021) Gospel reached to 676 children (112 professions of faith) Spring Super Seminar Date: Saturday, January 22, 2021 Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM Start raise your expectations today! Challenge God on His promises! Be bold and claim them! Children in Stanton Elementary School Good News …

God's Word

Youth Challenge | December 12, 2021

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a manobserving his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into …

Light of Life

Weekly Lesson Recap | December 5, 2021

Light of Life Cheer (Word Up!): Jesus is the Light! We are all born into the world with a problem called sin that we need to be saved from. The Bible says that sin is like darkness because it blinds us from seeing the truth and keeps us separated from God. Jesus is totally different from everything …

Temptation

Youth Challenge | November 28, 2021

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is …

The Books of The Bible

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 21, 2021

By QuaranTunes GENESIS, The beginning of days EXODUS, God’s people were slaves He gave them His law in LEVITICUS In NUMBERS they wandered in the wilderness DEUTERONOMY, blessings or curse Five books of Moses are the first They’re called the Law, now let’s see The 12 books of Israel’s history JOSHUA …

Give Thanks

Newsletters | November 17, 2021

Dear San Gabriel Valley Friends and Family, As Thanksgiving Holiday approaches, we look forward to the season of giving thanks and count the myriad of ways in which God blesses us. In today's self-indulgent culture, indifference and lack of appreciation is very common. But as Christians, we are …

Psalm 113:5-6

Hot Scripture | November 15, 2021

Submitted by Pam Burton Psalm 113 is part of a collection of Psalms in what is known as the Hallel (from which we get the word Hallelujah) that the Israelites sang during various yearly festivals. Psalm 113 proclaims that God is worthy of our worship. Although He is enthroned in the highest place, …

Trials

Youth Challenge | November 15, 2021

Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “ We are  hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed;  we are  perplexed, but not in despair;   persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—" 1 Peter 4:12 …

The Patriarchs: God's Plan Unfolds 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 14, 2021

Big Idea: Live your life to bring glory to God. Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9 Memory Verse: "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV Word Up! : Give glory to God! “Where do all of the different languages come from?” Many children will not …

God: Creator King Lesson 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | November 7, 2021

Big Idea: God, who is just, can save you from sin. Children will learn that God, who is just, can save them from sin. God had to punish sin. The evil of fallen mankind that was seen in Cain’s murder of Abel was only the beginning of man’s depravity. The people on Earth had become so violent the …

How did we get our Bible?

Teach Kids | November 1, 2021

Submitted by Pam Burton, Good News Club Teacher @ TCUSD Sourced from VENTURE magazine. Copyright ©️ 1977 by Christian Service Brigade. 1. The Bible, God's Word, was originally written on the scrolls in the Hebrew language (the language spoken by the Israelites during the Old Testament times). 2. To …

What's in a Name?

Devotions | November 1, 2021

Submitted by Pam Burton Do you know why you were given the name you have? Was it to honor a special relative, or was it given because of the season in which you were born, or was it because your parents simply liked the meaning of your name? Whatever the reason, your name is very important! In …

God: Creator King Lesson 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 31, 2021

Big Idea: Faith is the only way to come to God. Our world is broken. People go their own way all the time, leading to acts of evil around the globe. The brokenness that entered the world with the sin of Adam and Eve is exemplified in Cain’s murder of his brother. Today’s Evangelistic Narrative …

He is God!

Newsletters | October 27, 2021

#OctoberNewsletter Dear CEF® San Gabriel Valley Family and Friends, Job 35:10 "... God my Maker, who gives songs in the night." We praise God for His sovereignty and faithfulness! Despite all the challenges, our chapter is continuously blessed to stay on mission. Because our chapter office is under …

God: Creator King Lesson 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 24, 2021

Big Idea: Believe on Jesus to save you from sin. Why do bad things happen? Why do people get sick and die? These are very real questions that the children you teach may be wondering. The story of Adam and Eve in this Evangelistic Narrative Bible lesson supplies the answer to these questions. …

God: Creator King Lesson 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 17, 2021

Big Idea: You can know God the Creator King. Children are bombarded with the theory of evolution and many cultural influences that say, “There is no God!” This Evangelistic Doctrinal Bible lesson on Creation is critical for today’s children. They can know that not only is there a God, but He is the …

Hebrews 13:14

Hot Scripture | October 15, 2021

Submitted By Pam Burton How many of us have stood at the ocean water’s edge and felt the wet sand pull from beneath our feet? There’s a geological term for this called liquefaction. If we so choose, our feet can stand upon the Sure Foundation that will not give way which is Jesus Christ the Rock of …

God: Creator King Lesson 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 10, 2021

Lesson 1 The King Has Spoken! Big Idea: The Bible is God’s true message to you. Today’s children are growing up in a secular culture that is increasingly intolerant of biblical Christianity. Many children don’t know who the one true God is, let alone what the Bible is and why they should trust it. …

Thank You Spy

Weekly Lesson Recap | October 4, 2021

Big Idea: You can remember to say thank you to God! Even with all the hard things that can happen in the lives of the children today, they still have much to be thankful for! This lesson helps point children to the eternal things they can thank God for -- things that will neer change no matter the …

Names of God in the Bible

Teach Kids | October 1, 2021

In alphabetical order with Old Testament and New Testament verses. Who is God to you? The Bible tells us He is God Almighty, the Creator, the Everlasting God, the God who sees you, and so much more! The Lord already knows everything about you (see you Psalm 139) and He wants you to know Him …

Jesus: God of Power & Glory 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | September 27, 2021

Big Idea: Jesus has power to save you from sin and rule your life. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Peter declared. He understood. Peter got it. Jesus is the Christ—the anointed one. He is God Himself who came to Earth. Yet Peter and the other disciples didn’t understand the …

Back To School

Newsletters | September 23, 2021

#September Newsletter Dear CEF® San Gabriel Valley Family and Friends, Proverbs 22:6 "Start children off on the way they should go, ... and even when they are old they will not turn from it." During this time of uncertainty, we can be assured that God loves us, wants us to know Him, and has a plan …

Jesus: God of Power & Glory 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | September 20, 2021

Big Idea: Jesus is your only hope for salvation. In this evangelistic narrative lesson, the story of the ten lepers was told. They were banished from society, but one man was an outcast for an additional reason. He was a Samaritan. Even without leprosy this man would have been ostracized. Add to …

Jesus said He is the Way

Hot Scripture | September 15, 2021

By Pam Burton John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the WAY, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” Have you ever been lost on the road despite your best efforts with Google maps or had your vision on the road obscured and can’t see the road ahead? Seven hundred …

Jesus: God of Power & Glory 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | September 13, 2021

Big Idea: Jesus came to make the way for you to have eternal life! Jesus did many amazing things while He was on Earth—so many, in fact, that the Bible says they are innumerable (John 21:25). Jesus did not come just to show He is the great physician. He did not come just to show He is the provider. …

Jesus: God of Power & Glory 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | September 6, 2021

Big Idea: Jesus is the all-powerful God. You can trust Him! The waves were crashing. The wind was howling. The rain was pouring. The disciples were panicking. But the Lord was sleeping. He had perfect peace in the midst of the storm. The disciples could have had that same peace. They could have …

God's Glory & Banner

Devotions | September 1, 2021

By Pam Burton In the Bible we learn that the Lord has many names for Himself that reveal His character. One of the names of the Lord is Jehovah-Nissi which means “the Lord our Banner”. We can find the reference for this in Exodus 17:15 “and Moses built an altar, and named it the Lord is My Banner”. …

Jesus: God of Power & Glory 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | August 30, 2021

Big Idea: You can know God through Jesus. We have access to the Creator of the universe, who loves us personally. In fact, He sent His only Son to bring a new level of revelation to us. Through Jesus we see the attributes of the Father displayed in tangible ways. Jesus is the healer, protector, …

New Heart

Teach Kids | August 26, 2021

What does a heart make you think of? When you see a heart you might think of love or nice things. When the Bible talks about the heart it's talking about the part of you that thinks, feels, and makes decisions. Help kids learn more of what the Bible says about the heart in this video! "And I will …

God Protects His People 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | August 16, 2021

Big Idea: You can praise God that He is always at work in your life. The book of Esther has such a satisfying ending—God’s people are saved and His enemies destroyed! Throughout the whole book, God’s hand has been moving, working, and preparing for this glorious ending. And the result? Praise! The …

Psalm 131:2a

Hot Scripture | August 15, 2021

By Pam Burton “Surely I have composed and quieted my soul” In the evenings before drifting off to sleep as a child, I fondly remember the calming coos of the mourning doves in the palm trees outside my window. This memory was brought back to mind recently when I heard that same soothing cooing, and …

God Protects His People 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | August 9, 2021

Big Idea: God can give you grace to be humble. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists seven things God hates. “A proud look” is listed first. God hates pride and its fruits. Some say pride is the root of all sin—thinking we somehow know better than God or thinking we are better than others. A perfect example of …

God Protects His People 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | August 2, 2021

Big Idea: Pray to God and trust Him to help you. “Help us!” God’s people desperately needed His help as the month and day of their approaching destruction drew near. Mordecai challenged Esther with these famous words: “...who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” …

International Youth Day

Newsletters | August 1, 2021

#August Newsletter Dear CEF® San Gabriel Valley Family and Friends, It is truly wonderful to witness how God uses the young people in this year's  Christian Youth In Action  ( CYIA ) Summer Ministry .  He has moved the hearts of many church partners and CEF friends who generously opened up their …

What will the morning bring?

Devotions | August 1, 2021

Submitted by Pam Burton Some would gather money Along the path of life; Some would gather roses And rest from earthly strife; But I would gather children From among the thorns of sin; I would seek a childish curl And a freckled, toothless grin. For money cannot enter Into the land of endless day, …

God Protects His People 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | July 31, 2021

Big Idea: God will give you courage to honor Him. What’s a good story without a villain? In this growth narrative Bible lesson, the spotlight falls on one main character, Mordecai, and introduces the story’s villain, Haman. Mordecai dramatically saves the king’s life but also makes a powerful …

God Protects His People 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | July 29, 2021

Big Idea: God wants you to trust His plans are best. A good story usually has an interesting plot with twists and turns, maybe a surprise ending, a hero, a villain, and a little romance. The story of Esther has all this and more. But more importantly, it is the story of the great God who saves His …

Proverbs 16:24

Hot Scripture | July 15, 2021

Submitted By Pam Burton Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Words are powerful! Our words can harm or build up. God spoke the world into existence by His very word. Words have the power to wound or bring healing (Proverbs 12:18). There is …

God's Promise of Freedom

Newsletters | July 3, 2021

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A City Set On a Hill Cannot Be Hidden

Devotions | July 1, 2021

Submitted By Pam Burton Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Genesis 13:5-8 Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.  And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they …

God's Sovereignty: Life of Joseph 5

Weekly Lesson Recap | June 28, 2021

Big Idea Because of God’s grace, He offers forgiveness through the Savior. God’s grace is astounding! This lesson highlights the amazing grace of God that offers forgiveness to all. Grace is God’s undeserved love and kindness— not getting what we deserve, but receiving what we don’t deserve. …

God's Sovereignty: Life of Joseph 4

Weekly Lesson Recap | June 20, 2021

Big Idea God has promised to always be with you. We can trust God because He knows everything! This truth is clearly shown in the way God worked in Joseph’s life. This Bible lesson shows Joseph going from prisoner to royalty just about as quickly as he went from favored son to slave. Through all …

Happy Father's Day

Newsletters | June 19, 2021

#CEFSanGabrielValley#JuneNewsletter By Linda Ghabriel What a thought! As we read about Jesus in the gospels, we are seeing the Father. John 1:14 tells us that He is full of grace and truth.  John 3:16 reveals to us God’s love, love so great that He gave us His only Son, not to condemn us …

Proverbs 27:23

Hot Scripture | June 8, 2021

By Pam Burton I have had the verse Proverbs  27:23 on my heart for awhile. About seven years ago I visited our son who lived in Montana at the time and he was friends with some ranchers that he knew from church. I had visited one of the families. The dad along with his wife and children (they had …

God's Sovereignty: Life of Joseph 3

Weekly Lesson Recap | June 6, 2021

Big Idea God can help you say no to temptation. There are many things in our world today to distract and discourage a child who believes on Jesus. God’s enemy, Satan, is alive and will bring things into the saved child’s life to tempt him and draw him away from God. Today’s growth narrative lesson …

God's Sovereignty: Life of Joseph 2

Weekly Lesson Recap | May 31, 2021

Big Idea Our sovereign God knows what He is doing and He is always in control. That’s the theme of today’s teaching—God is in control. This growth narrative Bible lesson illustrates God’s sovereignty through the life of Joseph. Joseph went from being his father’s favorite to being a slave bound for …

God's Sovereignty: Life of Joseph 1

Weekly Lesson Recap | May 28, 2021

Big Idea God is always at work to keep His promises This week's growth narrative Bible lesson introduces God's promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Each of these families had their problems. Jacob had multiple wives, which caused envy and dissension in his home. But even through this, God kept …