Walsh Kids: John 8:12 Review

It’s Thursday! That means it is time to practice your memory work on our verse of the week, John 8:12
Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

What God Can Do


Herrnhut Today (Photo by StefFleiPhotography)

293 years ago today, on August 13, 1727, Moravian Christians in Herrnhut (in modern-day Germany) experienced the power of God, through the Holy Spirit, in a new way during their church service. Before this day, this small church of refugees was divided and argued about much. This encounter with God, however, unified them and launched a non-stop prayer meeting that lasted more than 100 years. You read that right: praying for 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for over 100 years. About 5 years later, this church began to send out missionaries around the world to spread the story of Jesus.

A modern English translation of the Herrnhut diary reads, “Then the congregation fell down before the Lord, and started to cry and sing at the same time: ‘My Soul Before Thee Prostrate Lies.’ One could hardly tell whether we were singing or crying, but it happened with such grace that the officiating minister was also totally perplexed by it. After the hymn was finished some of the Brethren prayed with divine power, laying before the Lord the plight of the congregation and especially that they were at a loss at what to do with those who had left us…We also prayed childlike and modestly, that he should teach us the true nature of His church and how to live and walk in His law…We prayed that He would fully bestow on us the holy order of His grace…We spent this day and the following in calm and joyful composure and learned to love…”
It is also recorded that a couple of men, who had been away, returned to Herrnhut and immediately asked what happened on the morning of August 13. They reported that they had been in an orphanage about 20 miles away when they suddenly felt a strong urge to pray at 10 AM. As they prayed, they were overcome with compassion for their church family.
Our church theme this year is SENT, however we have spent the last 5 months sheltering in place in our homes. How can God send us and use us for His glory when we are quarantining in our homes? The God who unified the church in Herrnhut, transformed them through prayer, and sent them out around the world is still doing the miraculous for His glory today. We have been praying together, as a church family, at 8:08 AM and 8:08 PM each day. Let us continue to pray and seek after God’s heart together.

P.C.G. Reuter, “That Quarter of the World,” closeup of map showing Herrnhut (“HHuth”) near Berlin

Source: Herrnhut diary, quoted in Hans-Christoph Hahn and Hellmut Reichel, eds., Zinzendorf und die Herrnhuter Brüder: Quellen zur Geschichte der Brüder-Unität von 1722 bis 1760 (Hamburg 1977), 106-108.

This Week’s Worship Playlist

Did you know Meredith makes a worship playlist each week as a way for your household to continue in worship through song throughout the week? Check out this week’s worship playlist here:

Mochi People of Pakistan

How often do you eat mochi?
Did you know Mochi is also the name of an unreached people group in Pakistan? Join us in praying for the 3.4 million Mochi people who do not know Jesus each time you enjoy kakimochi, butter mochi, or mochi ice cream.

John 8:12 Review

We have begun memorizing scripture together as a church family on Sunday mornings! Watch this video below to practice our current memory verse, John 8:12!
Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

King of Kings

Dani Beth Crosby
Family & Communications Minister
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29)
We sang King of Kings this Sunday during our worship services. Take a moment to read over the lyrics to the song and watch this video of the song from from Passion 2020. 

King Of Kings
Hillsong Worship
In the darkness, we were waiting
Without hope, without light
‘Til from Heaven You came running
There was mercy in Your eyes
To fulfill the law and prophets
To a virgin came the Word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt

Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings

To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross
For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died

Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings

And the morning that You rose
All of Heaven held its breath
‘Til that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death
And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored
And the church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel, shall not faint
By His blood and in His name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me, ohh

Praise the Father, praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, three in one
God of glory, Majesty
Praise forever to the King of Kings
Praise forever to the King of Kings

What Else Can We Talk About?

Dani Beth Crosby
Family & Communications Minister
I was on the phone with a friend the other day and they asked, “What’s new?” We both started laughing because, these days, it feels like nothing is new. Our church family is diverse in many ways. We have households of multiple generations, single family households, households made of roommates, and households made of individuals. Whatever your household looks like, there is a good chance you have run out of new things to talk about.
IF:Table is a free resource with monthly Table Conversation Cards. Below you will find the family discussion questions for this month. I challenge you to use the questions during a meal with your family and/or over the phone with a friend this week.
One of the promises of God we will look at this weekend in our family worship video is Deuteronomy 31:8. It says, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” This would be a great verse to share at the beginning of your meal or phone call.


How would you describe how this year has been for you?
What has brought you comfort lately?
What does God say about our fear?
What has God taught you recently? How can you share that with someone else?

O Praise The Name #Worship Wednesday

Meredith Palicte
Worship & Internationals Minister

Psalm 148:13 says, “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.” This coming Sunday we will be learning the chorus of “O Praise the Name” in Hawaiian. You can listen to it here to learn and sing along. Here are the lyrics for you to follow along:

E ho’onani aku i ka Haku

E kau ke keha i ka lani

E ho’omana nui no na kau a kau

Ka Haku, Makua lani


Meredith Palicte
Worship & Internationals Minister
This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday- when we remember the day that the Holy Spirit broke into the upper Room and gave birth to the early church. “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” Acts 2:2-4
Christ had promised His followers that He would send His Holy Spirit, and, on Pentecost, they were granted the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Apostles began to preach the Gospel in all of the languages that the Jews who were gathered there spoke, and about 3,000 people were converted and baptized that day. Today that same Spirit dwells in each of us and we have direct access to God.
This playlist is made of songs that focus on the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will be encouraged as you listen!
Our #WorshipWednesday posts are written by UABC’s Worship & International’s Minister, Meredith Palicte.