Awana Parents: On Reading Awana Workbooks

I notice that a number of people have been reading my Awana posts. Since I will probably not have time until July to start a series on what is actually said in the Awana books, I thought I would mention to parents that they might want to read through their children’s Awana workbooks to see what is being taught and if it agrees with the Bible. This would include the workbooks of all ages.

I took just a few minutes yesterday to look at a couple sections of the Trek books and this is what I found.

Trek: In their Sandals copyright 2006

p. 45
As believers, we remember Jesus’ death and sacrifice for us through the Lord’s supper. Through it, we repeat what Jesus did.

God’s WORD

    “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.”—Luke 22:19

    “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”—1 Corinthians 11:26

    “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.”—1 Corinthians 11:28

    “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”—1 Peter 3:18

    “…but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.—Hebrews 9:26

Trek: Detour copyright 2007

p. 42
“Maybe there’s something about being in church that makes praying easier. It’s like I can sense God right there in front of me. I never feel that way at home. I glance at my parents, and see that they too are praying. (Honestly, I don’t see them pray much at home either!) Maybe God likes us better when we’re in church. Maybe we’re more holy or something, I don’t know.

Why do you think this person senses God’s presence more at church than at home?
1) God lives in the church; that’s why people call it “God’s House.”

2) God likes us to talk with Him at church better than at home.

3) There are fewer distractions at church than at home.

4) Choose your own ending.

p. 45
Why do you think it’s easier for the person in the introduction to pray at church than at home? Where do you sense God’s presence more? Does that mean He is more present in that place and less present in other?

God’s WORD

    “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that
    he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;”—Acts 17:24

    “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”—John 14:23

    “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”—Hebrews 4:15

    “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
    —1 Peter 5:7

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