Today we are sharing our faith stories. We have worked hard over the past few weeks to write down what we believe about God. We have put together out responses to create one faith story to share with you. We hope that in sharing our faith story with you that it will help you to think about your own faith.
To help us think about our faith, the first question that was asked was, “Who is God for you?” For us God is, loving because he loves people and doesn’t hate people. God is Lord, Helper, Creator of the world, someone who watches us and helps us. God is also holy and loving and sometimes feels faraway. We know that God cares for people
We have bible stories that we love that speak to our faith. Here is a variety of stories that we like and why. The story of Jonah and the whale because God teaches Jonah a lesson to never disobey God and that when God asks us to do something difficult that God never leaves us and will always journey with us. This is also a favorite bible story because it simply makes no sense.
Noah and the Ark: God tells Noah to build an ark and to bring animals on board. It basically tells us that if you believe in God he will protect you and “I like rainbows”.
A couple of other stories that were favorites were the story where Jesus was born because it is our favorite holiday and the creation story because of our love of Animals.
Jesus teaches us many things, he teaches us to be a good person and not to do bad things. Jesus helps us to be nice and helpful, to forgive and how to follow God. Jesus also teaches us how to pray.
God and our church are very important to us. God is important because without God there would be no church. That would be really sad because there are many things that we love about our church; it is the place that we come to learn about God and Jesus. The place where we pray and sing to God and learn that God is loving. We also love the food. We have some good cooks in this church. Meeting our friends are also important things about our church
For us there are many places that we feel close to God. We feel close to God when we sleep. Maybe we could have good dreams about God as we sleep. We also feel close to God when we are at church. The church is one of the places where we share and hear the stories for our faith.
Thank you for listening to our Faith story today. Please join us as we sing Lord Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary printed in your bulletin. We will sing it 3 times.