Marco Marker He’s a joker who loves messing about, but he always means well, even if he sometimes gets things wrong.
Waxy Max He’s very sporty and football mad. On the outside, he’s tough, but underneath he’s got the biggest heart.
Philippa Feltpen A real peacemaker, she helps keep the other Pens in order by sorting out arguments and giving good advice.
Hey Splodge, how long can you stare without blinking?
Squiggle and Splodge The Scribble twins! They’re both quiet, both shy. Although they may not look alike, they do almost everything together.
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GOD’S BIG BOOK
Day 1 GNORTS
‘All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for … giving instruction for right living …’ (2 Timothy 3 v 16)
Step by step
INS T R UCTIONS
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INS TRU CTIONS
The table was covered in bits. Small bits, bigger bits, stickers and glue. Max and Marco were making a model aeroplane. They had everything they needed – except the instructions for putting it together. ‘Where are they?’ frowned Max. ‘We need them to tell us what to do.’ They looked under the table. They looked under the chairs. Suddenly – ‘Here they are!’ laughed Marco. He’d been sitting on them. Then, bit by bit, step by step, they built a perfect model aeroplane.
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‘I’m glad we found those instructions,’ smiled Max. ‘We couldn’t have made this without them.’ GLUE STRONG
The Bible is God’s big Book of instructions for teaching us to live in the way that’s best for us.
Do you have a Bible of your own?
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God’s Big Book ‘Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.’ (Psalm 119 v 105)
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Denzil had a new torch. He switched it on. Out shone a bright beam of light. ‘I can’t wait till it gets dark,’ he said excitedly. ‘Then I’ll be able to try it out properly.’ That evening, Denzil closed the curtains at all his windows. The house was black as night! He couldn’t see a thing. ‘Now!’ he grinned and – SNAP! – turned on the torch. Out shone the bright beam, lighting up everything in its path – the ﬂoor, the doorways, the stairs, the furniture. With his new torch, Denzil could see his way perfectly – even in the dark. God’s words are always there to guide us, just as a torch guides us through darkness.
Do you know t he names of an yone in the Bible?
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God’s Big Book ‘… faith comes from hearing the message …’ (Romans 10 v 17)
How did you become so WISE, Philippa?
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Am I wise?
‘Yes!’ declared Squiggle. ‘You sort out Pens’ quarrels. You’re always patient. You knows LOADS about God, and you trust Him to take care of you.’ Philippa smiled. ‘That’s because God’s my best Friend,’ she explained. ‘I learn about Him through reading His Book. God’s words in the Bible teach me the right things to say and do. They teach me to trust Him, too. If I’m wise,’ she added, ‘it’s God who’s taught me to be that way.’ The more we read the Bible, the more we’ll get to know God.
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God’s Big Book
‘If you refuse good advice, you are asking for trouble; follow it and you are safe.’ (Proverbs 13 v 13)
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Published on Aug 16, 2011