This halloween… share more than candy… share the love of Jesus!

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Don’t like Halloween but don’t know how to respond? Do you turn the lights off and pretend you’re not home? Or give treats and then feel guilty? Check out some of these great family alternatives… and share the love of Jesus. Or steer away from ‘that date’ completely and do something for your children the day BEFORE or AFTER.

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WARNING: HALLOWEEN INVITATION TO THE OCCULT?

Dr Chuck Missler  “The celebration of the pagan festival of Halloween is now a multi-billion dollar merchandiser’s market. Fifty percent of Americans will decorate for Halloween (compared to over 80% for Christmas). It is now the third most popular party activity, after the Superbowl and New Year’s Eve. This is always a difficult time for Christians, especially those with children. It is also a dangerous time for some, since many of the seemingly “harmless” involvements associated with Halloween can also be “entries” for the occult, and can prove very tragic for the unwary. There is only one true God (Isaiah 44:6, 44:8: 46:9). Thus, only one true religion. Scripture declares “all gods of the nations are idols” (Psalm 96:5). All false religion and idolatry is by definition involved in demon worship — whether or not the participants recognize it (Acts 26:18). Hence Paul’s concern. The spiritual power and reality behind idols involves demons (I Corinthians 10:20, Psalm 106:37). The Bible tells us to shun occultic practices. This series will help you understand the pagan background to the modern Halloween traditions practised today.”

A reader’s comment on Dr Missler’s site:  After listening to your study on halloween, and being a former pagan high priestess of 10 yrs, then coming to know Christ in 1999, I have to say that the study was very accurate! Please do all you can to keep warning others about this dangerous time of the year.

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GOING OUT… SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS!

FREE Bible Bookmarks; free printable

  • Start a harvest festival, or a ‘light of the world’ festival in your neighbourhood. Turn it into something for the glory of God.
  • Host a ‘Light Party’  (Scriptureunion) a great way of reaching out to your community with the good news of Jesus. Scripture Union’s Light Party Pack is 36 pages of ideas for games, crafts and ways to talk with children and young people about the good news of Jesus; free printable (you just need to register to download it).
  • Do something fun with your own family. Go for that picnic at the park or the beach, and enjoy the time with your own family. Watch a family movie together and enjoy your own treats. And of course, it’s also a fun time to dress up as angels or as your favourite Bible characters. Take some fun family photos to share with your sponsored child.
  • For the more adventurous, rather than promoting evil and death during Halloween, take your family or a group to visit the Stargazer Planetarium at the Creation Museum in Kentucky USA. See the planetarium show, Aliens: Fact or Fiction? in the Stargazer Planetarium, also referred to as Area 51½—but watch out—this area is highly classified and is under ‘alien’ control. Be amazed with displays of vividly realistic images upon a 30-foot-diameter dome, allowing stargazers to travel anywhere in the universe, looking for answers, and meet some new friends who have lots of questions: Are we alone in the universe? Does life exist on other planets? Did your neighbor really see a UFO? Are there answers in the Bible? Enjoy learning from scientists and astronomers who affirm young-earth creation and explain the truth about ‘aliens’ and that what we see in the night sky confirms God’s Word in Genesis.

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STAYING IN… SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS!

Share more than candy with the kids who knock on your door. Give them a small paper gift with a Bible verse, a heart chocolate and one of your biggest smiles. Share the love of Jesus. Here are some suggestions:

FREE Scripture Doodle; Romans 8:28; free printable FREE Bible Scripture colouring page doodles for kids

PGFE Armour of God free printables

  • God chose you – FREE Scripture Doodle  (max7) with Bible verse from Ephesians 1:4. Let them know that the God of the whole universe knows them personally, cares very much about them and wants a relationship with them. It says, ‘Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose YOU to be His very own.’ Wow! One of my favourites. What a fabulous verse to let them know how special they are to God. And if you check my ‘Before you were born, God knew you’ post, you will find more paper gifts to go with it; free printable

Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose YOU to be His very own

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Please note:  As our sponsored children often come from areas which practise black magic, halloween items are NOT acceptable or endorsed. An Armour of God theme would be a fabulous and fun alternative for our children.

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Tell them about Jesus!

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One thought on “This halloween… share more than candy… share the love of Jesus!

  1. Pingback: This Halo-een: dress your kids as angels who GIVE something! | Paper Gifts for Estefany

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