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God's Great Big Love For Me
By Max Lucado, Laura Logan
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2014 Max Lucado
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For God So Loved the World ...
GOD LOVES EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD. GOD LOVES YOU! HE LOVES YOU WHEN YOU ARE GOOD, WHEN YOU MAKE BAD CHOICES, AND EVEN WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG. GOD LOVES YOU FOREVER. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE GOD STOP LOVING YOU.
The dark bead helps you remember that God loves you even when you do things that are wrong. Doing something that you know is wrong is called sin. Sin makes God very sad.
That He Gave ...
GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH, HE GAVE YOU THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE. THIS GIFT IS BETTER THAN A NEW PUPPY OR A TOY OR A RED CAR. THIS GIFT IS ALL YOU EVER NEED AND MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR. THE GIFT IS JESUS. AND NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE THIS GIFT AWAY FROM YOU.
The red bead helps you remember that Jesus loves you so much that He gave His life for you when He died on the cross.
His One and Only Son, ...
JESUS CAME FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH AS A BABY. HE GREW UP AND TAUGHT PEOPLE ABOUT GOD. JESUS HEALED PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK. HE DID MANY AMAZING THINGS CALLED MIRACLES. JESUS KNOWS GOD BETTER THAN ANYONE. JESUS IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.
The white bead helps you remember that Jesus never did anything wrong. He never sinned—not once.
That Whoever Believes in Him ...
HOW DO YOU TELL JESUS, "THANK YOU"? HOW DO YOU SAY, "I LOVE YOU, TOO, JESUS"? FIRST, YOU TELL JESUS THAT YOU LOVE AND TRUST HIM. THEN, YOU AGREE TO LOVE AND TRUST HIM ALL YOUR LIFE. AND GUESS WHAT, YOU BECOME HIS CHILD! HE SAVES A PLACE FOR YOU IN HEAVEN.
The blue bead helps you remember that God is our royal King. When you believe in Jesus you become a child of the King.
Shall Not Perish ...
YOU MAY FEEL SAD WHEN PEOPLE YOU LOVE DIE, BUT YOU CAN BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT AFTER JESUS DIED FOR US, HE CAME BACK TO LIFE! THAT IS CALLED THE RESURRECTION. EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN JESUS WILL GET TO LIVE FOREVER WITH HIM IN HEAVEN.
Like green trees and green grass, the green bead helps you remember things that grow. As you grow, Jesus wants you to love and obey God more and more. Because Jesus died for you, someday you can live forever with Him in heaven.
But Have Eternal Life.
HEAVEN IS A WONDERFUL, HAPPY PLACE WHERE NO ONE IS SAD OR ANGRY OR AFRAID. NO ONE WILL EVER BE COLD OR HUNGRY. IN HEAVEN, EVERYTHING WILL BE PERFECT. AND THE BEST PART OF HEAVEN IS THAT GOD AND JESUS LIVE THERE.
The yellow bead helps you remember heaven. It is a place filled with love and happiness because God and Jesus will be there with you and me and everyone who believes in Jesus.
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