Dear Jesus, Help us to be people of good character. We want to reflect you in our words and in our actions. Help us to understand that character is more important than gifting. Show us the areas in which we are weak – and help us to make them strong. Amen
Bible Verse of the Day
Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
– Psalm 32:1-2
Bible Bytes – 1 John 2:15 – 17
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. These are the ways of the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see and boasting of the things we have. None of these come from the Father, but all of them come from the world. The world and everthing that people want in it are passing away, but the person who does what God wants lives forever.
If we love material things like money and possesions that come from the world then the love of God is not in us and we will die with the world when it passes away. But if we do what God wants then we will live forever, this means we should not boast, we should not love things that are from the world but we should love God and show his love to everyone.
We can show God’s love to people simply by being kind to them. One way could be to do the washing up at home or by helping around the house. Show God’s Love, it makes a difference.
Keeping Safe Online!
There are some really cool things on the Internet but a lot of bad stuff too. This means we have to be SMART when we are online. See if you can remember these 5 Safety Tips, and then prove to your friends and parents that you are a SMART surfer.
SECRET – Always keep your name, address, mobile phone number and password private – it’s like giving out the keys to your home!
MEETING someone you have contacted on the Internet can be dangerous. Dont meet them!
ACCEPTING e-mails or opening files from people you don’t really know or trust can get you into trouble – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
REMEMBER someone online may be lying and not be who they say they are. If they ask for your age, name or any other information dont tell them!
TELL your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.