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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Tiny Disciples

While I was in revival, our children had revival led by Mrs. Sherry. She shared with me how God brought to mind, 2 Timothy 1: 7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” She thought of how many kids have fear and anxieties. When fear takes over we cannot experience power, love and self-discipline. As she prayed, about the curriculum, the Spirit built it. She chose the Wizard of Oz theme.

The Scarecrow didn’t have a brain, no sound mind. The kids were to clear their minds of things that Satan wants them to think about so they would have room for good things. The tin man didn’t have a heart so he didn’t have love and felt left out. The lion was scared of everything. He didn’t have courage or power. They were controlled by the wicked witch just as Satan can control us. Dorothy wanted a home, a better place to belong. At the end of her journey she realized she had the power from her red slippers. We have the power from the Holy Spirit. Each night there was an Altar call. Dorothy was able to overcome the witch because she threw water on her. Jesus’ body flowed water and blood for our sins while He was on the cross. The last night ended with Communion and each child being prayed over.

Our children learned that if they have no fear from the devil then they will have a clear mind, courage, boldness and power to do the things God wants them to do. The first night, 12 children gave their hearts to Jesus and several rededicated their lives. Proverbs 22: 6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

"The goal of parenting isn't to create perfect children. It's to point our kids to the perfect God!"


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