Galatians 2

Galatians 2

Let’s agree to stamp out poverty.

For most of us, “being poor” means having just enough money to buy one hamburger instead of two, or having only three pairs of shoes when we’d like ten. Usually we don’t think about how much we do have, or how much the rest of the world does not have. And too often we see “the world” as somewhere “over there.” But no matter where you live, there are people near you who don’t have enough money for food, shelter, clothes, and medical bills. You can’t help everyone, but you can help a few. Take a meal, give a shirt, hold a hand. Let’s be like Paul and help stamp out poverty.

Click-er: Postage Stamp

Whenever you see, lick, or think about a postage stamp, let your mind seal this lesson to your heart as it clicks and sticks:

Let’s agree to stamp out poverty.


2 John 1

2 John 1

It’s fun to funnel God’s love.

The Bible is a long book. If you would read four pages of this Bible a day, it still would take you more than a year to read it all. But here’s a secret shortcut. God had John give us three little words that tell how he expects us to respond to the big message of the entire Bible: Love one another. Simple, isn’t it? And it’s fun to do when you get the hang of it. You see, as tough as it is to really love someone, it actually fills your heart with joy and peace when you choose to do it. That’s because we can’t drum up God’s love on our own. It’s only when our heart stays open to receiving this love that we can funnel it to others so they can feel it.

Click-er: Funnel

Whenever you see, use, or think about a funnel, let this lesson flood your heart as it clicks and sticks:

It’s fun to funnel God’s love.


1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3

I fight back with gloves of love.

Kids fight. Parents fight. Even nations fight. A good fight is when you’re fighting for the truth of God with his strength. A bad fight is when you’re fighting for revenge—to get even—in your own strength. Don’t try to get back at others for what they’ve done to you. Leave that to God. Instead, do the unexpected: Love them. Learn to fight with God’s boxing gloves from above. Pray for those who have hurt you the most and leave them in the hands of God. Then ask God for the strength to do or say something nice to them… today. You see, if you want God’s blessing on your life, you’ve got to get out of the revenge business.


Click-er: Gloves

Whenever you see, use, or think about gloves, let this lesson fit like a glove on your heart as it clicks and sticks:

I fight back with gloves of love.


Revelation 22

Revelation 22

Jesus is my friend to The End.

Most of us are pretty lousy friends. We shove our way to the front of the line. We serve ourselves the biggest cookie. And we wait for others to be friends with us first. But as someone has wisely observed, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” And Jesus knows how to be one. He is the best friend anyone will ever have. He came to earth so we could go to heaven. He became poor so we could become rich. He died so we could live. He was our friend even while we were his enemies. And he promises to be our friend all the way to The End. No matter what. Now that’s something worth standing up and hollering about.

Click-er: The End

Whenever you see, read, or think about the words The End, let your mind finish on this thought as it clicks and sticks:

Jesus is my friend to The End.


John 14

John 14

Jesus is my complete one-way street to heaven.

What if your parents got lost while taking you to a friend’s house? Would they want directions from someone who had no idea where your friend lived, or from somebody who really knew how to get there? Unfortunately, many people think they know the way to heaven and believe there are many ways to get there. As you grow older, you’ll hear more and more about this. But Jesus, who came to earth from heaven and really knows the way, made it super clear that the only way to heaven is through him. Don’t believe anyone who says differently. Jesus, the Son of God, is the only complete, oneway street to heaven. And if you truly believe in him as your only way to God the Father, then you’re on the road to heaven.

 

Click-er: One-Way Street Sign

Whenever you see, follow, or think about a one-way street sign, let this lesson direct your mind as it clicks and sticks:

Jesus is my complete one-way street to heaven.


John 3

John 3

God’s gift is my only lift to heaven.

Hey, did you know God has a gift for you? John 3:16 is probably the best and most famous one-verse summary of God’s gift in the Bible. In fewer than 30 words we see and feel his deep desire for all people everywhere to live with him forever after we die. God loves us too much to let us miss out on heaven, so he sent us a gift. That gift is a person—God’s own Son, Jesus, who died on the cross for our sins. All we have to do is believe in Jesus and reach out to accept him like a gift. He’s better than any other gift we could ever get. Will you receive God’s gift right now? Please do. Jesus, God’s gift, is your only lift to heaven.

Click-er: Gift

Whenever you see, give, or think about a gift, let your heart unwrap this lesson as it clicks and sticks:

God’s gift is my only lift to heaven.


Luke 24

Luke 24

Give me five—he’s alive!

“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” Those are some of the most exciting words in the Bible. God won! He defeated death! Jesus took on Satan and his entire army and came back a triumphant champion. Because of Jesus’ resurrection—his coming back to life from the dead—we too will one day have life after death. And right now, this resurrection power is what makes us clean from our sin. But that’s not all. Because Jesus lives, we, as his followers, have his same resurrection power in us. This power gives us a supernatural desire to learn about God from his Word and to live the way he wants us to. And we have the power to experience God’s love, joy, and peace in our heart. So give me five—he’s alive!

Click-er: High Five

Whenever you give someone a high five—or even a low five—point to heaven as this lesson clicks and sticks:

Give me five—he’s alive!


John 19

John 19

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ


Jesus suffered terrible pain for the sins of the world. He was beaten, mocked, and forced to wear a crown of thorns. When he was completely worn out, he had to carry his own cross to the place where he was nailed to it. But greater than the physical pain was the spiritual pain he went through as he took the blame for our sins. By taking our sins onto himself, he was separated from his Father for the first time. It was more painful than anything he’d ever experienced. But he did it so we could become part of God’s family. It was a strange but wonderful moment in history. Here the one true Boss of the universe suffered on a cross made by people he himself had created. Now that’s love. True love.

Click-er: Cross

Whenever you see, touch, or think about a cross, let this lesson crisscross your heart as it clicks and sticks:

My Boss suffered on the cross.