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PSALMS FOR KIDS!--PSALM 19:1 & 2!       DO 2369       6/86

       1. (Techi: Thank You Jesus! Please give us good Word time and please help Grandpa to teach it to us real good, and help us to understand it too! Please bless Your Word to us, in Jesus' name! Amen!)
       2. In our little family devotions here we're not going to have any big sermons that I know of, or deep complicated prophecy teaching or whatever. It's going to be very brief and to the point--I hope! All we're going to do is just read the Bible, and I like to read Psalms for devotions. We're just going to read the Bible and make sure you understand it, make sure you understand all the words in the Psalm! All right! PTL! Amen, Lord, do bless it and make it a blessing! You don't mind if Grandpa reads it? That way I can make sure I see the words and make sure you understand!
       3. (Psalm 19:1:) "The heavens declare the glory of God!" What are the heavens? What heavens is He talking about now?--Not just the atmospheric heavens, but the Sun, the Moon, the stars and constellations, like the beautiful night heaven! They declare the glory of God! What does "declare" mean? (Techi: They shout it out!) Yes, sort of shout it out! (David: They show that God was the One Who made it.) Yes, they glorify the Lord, they show how great and wonderful God is! To declare is to make a statement. The heavens make a statement! In fact, more than a statement, declare means to really say it with force and firmness! They really show the glory of God, how glorious the Lord is! In other words, the heavens are showing the glory of God, they're a witness to the glory of God! They're faithful witnesses, amen?
       4. "And the firmament showeth His handiwork!" What's the firmament? Well, there's a lot of controversy about the firmament so I'm not going to worry about it, but let me see what you think it is. (David: I think it's the atmosphere.)--The atmospheric heavens between here and the sky. It talks about that in the Book of Genesis, doesn't it? (Techi: The light?) Well, in a sense you could just say space. "The firmament showeth His handiwork," out there in space where all those Suns and Moons and stars and heavenly bodies are! We have some heavenly bodies here on Earth, too, like your Mother! She shows His handiwork!
       5. (Verse 2:) "Day unto day uttereth speech!" I bet you know this one by heart, don't you? (Children: Yes!) That's good! We'll just make sure now that you understand it! The days talk! What do they talk about? (David: God's handiwork!) Yes, they talk about the glory of God, His Love and His handiwork!
       6. "And night unto night showeth knowledge!" What can you see at night in the heavens? (Techi: The stars and the Moon!) They show a lot of knowledge! What does the Moon show besides giving light? It reflects the Sun's light, it gives us light. What else does the Moon tell us to show us knowledge? (David: That Heaven's there!) Well, we can't see that, but we know that from what the Lord has told us! It's thrilling to look at the Moon and know that Heaven is there, beautiful! But it doesn't reveal that knowledge to the World, does it? But it shows other kinds of knowledge to the World. What does the Moon tell us? (David: It tells us the seasons.)--Right, the seasons of the month. The phases of the Moon tell us where we are in the month. Well, we'd better stop there for today, because the next verse might take quite a while to explain!
       7. Did you have a good lesson? Do you like to have these lessons? (Kids: Yes! They're really fun!) PTL! Let's pray the prayer Jesus taught us to pray, the prayer You taught us to pray about Your Kingdom, Lord, and You're the King! TYJ! And what word do we begin on? (Kids: Our!) We begin on the "Our Father"! Let's pray to "Our Father" and not the "Witches in Heaven" ("...which is in Heaven")! 1, 2, 3, go!
       8. "Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us all our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." Oh, we were going to use the new word! "And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us! And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, in Jesus' name, amen!"
       9. Well, we'd better not use "sin," because if we did when we're praying with the rest of the Family we'd all get out of tune with each other! I just mentioned that to make sure you know what it means, because "trespasses" is a big word! I think it would have been better if they'd learned it with "sin," don't you? But that way we'd have to teach it to 10,000 people and a lot of little children and everybody, and if we'd go to church we'd never be able to say it with everybody else because they say it different!
       10. The Catholics say, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." (David: If you were posing as a Catholic and said trespasses...) They'd know right away you were a Protestant! (David: What do Methodists say?) They're Protestants too. All the other denominations are Protestants. The Roman Catholics are Catholics, and everybody else are Protestants. They're protestors, they're protesting against the Catholic Church!
       11. Okay, kiss Grandpa goodbye! Lord bless and keep you and make you a blessing! (David: Thank you, Grandpa, that was really fun!) (Techi: Thank you so much for the Bible Study!) You're so welcome, did you like it? We'll try to keep it short and sweet like that!

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