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God’s Word in Your Pocket

Text- (Psalm 91:2) I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." (New International Version)

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This is the first Sunday in Lent. This is the time of year when the church remembers the last days Jesus.

Some of us are "giving up" something during Lent. Maybe something we normally like to do or eat. This is a way for us to remember Jesus’ suffering.

Some of us are "giving" extra of ourselves during Lent. That may be something we are doing at home to help, at school to help others, or maybe giving money in Lenten offerings to help others.

Most of you have offering in your pocket today. I have some money too. Do you know our money reminds us of God’ s Word, The Bible? On each United States coin, and on every bill are the words "In God We Trust."

Those words are also in Psalm 91, "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."

We have had "In God We Trust" on coins since 1864. It has been on bills or paper money since 1957. One hundred and forty years ago the leaders of our country started placing these words on the coins in our pockets.

We learn this Sunday in Lent from the Psalmist, "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."

It’s already in your pocket; you can put it in your heart and keep it there.

Hymn-"God of our Fathers"¾Daniel C. Roberts

Prayer-Dear God, thank you for the Psalms, help us to always remember that it is You we have trusted and always will. Amen

Prop Use any coin or bill. The history is 1864, the two-cent coin. The silver dollar, the half dollar, and the quarter in 1865. In 1883 the nickel, in 1909 the penny, and 1916 the dime. (Source ustreasury.gov)

William Bode, Director of Children’s Ministries

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