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No Matter What ISBN: 978-1-59480-828-9 Scripture is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. www.americanbible.org Arrangement of the Bible Scripture portion and all illustrations, text, and games. For more of the story visit, www.moreofthestory.net

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Quinn is a Little Sheep. He is sitting alone in a big room. Something very scary happened to Quinn. He is confused. Everything happened so fast.

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Write or draw about a time when you felt scared and alone like Quinn.

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Quinn tries to find others. Sometimes Quinn is afraid of others. He does not think they will like him. But he needs help.

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Quinn opens the door. He starts walking. A Big Sheep finds Quinn. She says, “Are you okay? My name is Amanda. What is yours?” “My name is Quinn.” “Hi, Quinn. You look a little lost. Do you need some help?”

“I feel like no one likes me. I feel very alone.” Amanda says, “I have a friend who tells me I am unique and special no matter what is happening in my life. Even before I was born, he knew about every day of my life.” Quinn says, “I wish I had a friend like that!” Amanda says, “Come with me! You can meet him.” 5

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So Quinn and Amanda keep walking to find her friend. They meet another big sheep. “Hi Simon! This is my friend Quinn,” says Amanda. Simon says, “Hi Quinn. How are you?” Quinn says, “I’m ok, I guess. I do not know how I feel.” Simon tells Quinn, “I have this friend who listens to me. He tells me that my feelings matter. My life matters and is important. He knows every time I cry.”

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Quinn says, “He says it’s ok to cry?” Simon says, “Yes. He always hears me. Even when I cry!” Quinn says, “I would like to meet this friend!” Simon says, “I will come with you and Amanda.” 9

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The three sheep start walking again. They see another big sheep. Her name is Haven. Quinn says, “Hi my name is Quinn. What is yours?” “My name is Haven. What are you doing?” Quinn says, “I am on my way to meet Amanda and Simon’s friend. Do you know him too?” Haven says, “Yes! You will love him! I can count on him no matter what. He is always with me. When everything is scary, he makes me feel safe.”

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Quinn says, “I do not always feel very safe. I would like having someone always with me.” Haven says, “He is the nicest person. He loves everyone. He taught me that others love and care for me too. He helps me love others.” Quinn says, “We are on our way to meet your friend. You should come with us.”

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They keep walking. Quinn sees a little sheep. He looks very scared. Quinn runs to him and says, “Hi, are you ok?” The little sheep says, “I am lost. I do not know what to do.” Quinn says, “Come with us! Then you will not be alone.” The little sheep says, “My name is Micah. I will come with you.”

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See if you can find the 8 sheep hidden in the picture.

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Sometimes we might feel lost like these sheep. But Jesus always knows where we are!

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The little group keeps going. They see three more big sheep. They are Simon’s friends: Darryl, Charis, and Amy. Quinn asks, “Do you know the special friend of Simon’s too?” Darryl says, “Yes! He loves me no matter what. He loves everyone. He loves those that sometimes hurt me. And he always listens to me.”

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Amy added, “He will never leave me alone. Everywhere I go, he goes.” Charis says, “And he loves me all the time, even when I mess up.” Quinn cannot wait to meet this friend. He is so excited. Amanda says that they are almost to him.

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“God is my refuge, my place of safety” -Psalm 91:2

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Amanda sees another of her friends, Gil. Gil is always happy! Quinn meets Gil and she starts to tell him about the special friend too. Gil says, “He taught me to never give up. No matter what! Something better is coming. He told me I am here for a reason. He will be with me always.” Quinn asks, “Are you sure?” Gil says, “Yes, he always keeps his promises.”

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The group of sheep is finally going to meet this very special friend, Quinn keeps hearing about… Quinn sees a man. Amanda says, “Quinn, this is my friend. His name is Jesus.” Jesus is so kind, warm, and friendly. Quinn feels safe. Quinn sees Jesus’ hands. They are scarred, but Jesus is shining like a light.

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He says, “Hi, Jesus. I am very happy to meet you.” Jesus says, “Quinn, I have been waiting to meet you. Want to hear a story?” Quinn says, “Yes please!”

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Jesus starts to tell his story. “One time there was a shepherd with 100 sheep. He loved his sheep very much. He knew each sheep’s name. The shepherd knew everything about each sheep, all the good and bad about each one. Knowing everything, he still loved each one. Every night before bed he counted each sheep.

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One night, he counted only 99 sheep. The shepherd was very sad. It was cold and dangerous outside, but he had to find the lost sheep. The shepherd would do anything to find the sheep, even die. He loved each sheep that much. He found the lost sheep and brought him home. The shepherd was happy again.

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“I am that shepherd”, Jesus said. “I would do anything to save my sheep, even die. I died to save you and your friends. In three days I came back to life. You do not need to be scared anymore. I love you no matter what. I will be with you every day. You may not be able to see me. I will be in your heart. You will not be alone. I promise”. 22

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Help Jesus find the lost sheep.

“Jesus said: I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me” -John 10:14

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“It is time for me to go home. Do not ever forget that I am still with you. Keep going no matter what happens. Meet others. Tell them about me. I want them to know I love them, no matter what.� Jesus leaves to go home.

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Dark clouds come and it begins to storm. Quinn can’t see Jesus and feels sad.

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Then, Quinn remembers what Jesus said, “We need to keep going� Quinn tells the group. The group keeps going, and makes a decision to never give up!

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The storm passes. The sun is shining again. Quinn and his friends know that Jesus will always be with them, no matter what!

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Color in only the triangles to see a hidden picture!

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Jesus loves me and will always be with me!

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In the beginning, God created everything. He said it was good. He created people to be like him and enjoy his perfect love. They believed a lie and the wonderful relationship with God was broken God loved them more. He promised that one day they would be together again God’s son came to the world. Jesus was born and lived on earth He spent his life loving us. He died on a cross for love He came back to life! He made a way for us to be with God again To be in his family forever To be loved forever no matter what!

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Would you like Jesus to be always with you? You can talk to Jesus using these words:

Salvation poem “Jesus, you died upon a cross And rose again to save the lost Forgive me now of all my sin Come be my Savior, Lord, and Friend Change my life and make it new And help me, Lord, to live for You”

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“And to all who believed in Jesus, he gave the right to become children of God� - John 1:12

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Getting to know

Jesus more Talk to Jesus on a regular basis. Ask someone to take you to church. Ask Jesus to help you when you are afraid. Ask a grown up any questions you have. 33

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