BRING THE CHILDREN TO ME . . .
Matthew 5:13-20 (Salt and
Do you like pickles? Part of what makes a pickle taste so good is salt. You may also like a little salt sprinkled on your breakfast eggs or on popcorn. Salt brings out the flavors of food like no other ingredient can.
Salt is also important to our health. We need it so that our bodies will keep the right balance of water in our tissues. It helps our heart beat correctly and is necessary for our nerves to send messages to and from our brain. Salt even helps our muscles function properly so that we don’t get leg cramps. There is salt in every cell in our body!
Salt is inexpensive and is something we don’t think much about, but it is very important and is something everyone must have. Years ago, in certain parts of the world, where salt was scarce, it was as valuable as gold.
Now think about this: Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth”. How exciting to think that we can bring out the flavors of life. When we accept God’s love it is as if His Love is in every cell of our body! We share that love with others because it is something every one needs. “You are the salt of the earth.” You are important and much more valuable than gold.
Dates to Remember
● February 2
Epiphany 4 -
Birthday Blessings at
10:00 am service
Lesson: Luke 2: 22-40 (The Presentation)
● February 9
Lesson: Matthew 5: 13-20 (Salt and Light)
● February 16
Lesson: Matthew 5: 21-37 (Murder)
● February 23
The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Lesson: Matthew 17: 1-9 (The Transfiguration)
Why do we give chocolates on Valentine's Day?
● Some say that chocolate increases energy levels and a person’s desire. Scientists say that eating chocolates releases endorphins.
Endorphins are receptors in your brain that can trigger a positive and happy feeling.
● The first box of chocolates for made for Valentine’s Day was made by Richard Cadbury in the 1800’s. This helped start the tradition of giving chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
● Chocolate comes from the theobroma cacao tree. Theobroma comes from the Greek word meaning “food of the gods”.
● Chocolate is the most popular gift for Valentine’s Day. It is estimated that over 1 billion dollars is spent on chocolates and candies for Valentine’s Day.
● Millions of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are bought every year for Valentine’s Day.February 23
What do you call a pig that does Karate?
A pork chop
Why did the bike fall over?
It was two tired
What lights up a soccer stadium?
A soccer match
Why don’t they play poker in the jungle?
Too many cheetahs!
How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?
Valentines Coloring Page