Characters Archives: Amos

His desire for food is only outweighed by his love for God…but it’s a really close call.

Matthew 4:19 Fishers of Men

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Amos and Nim try to figure out how to be “fishers of men.”

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Amos: We've been reading Matthew in the Bible at church.

Amos: In Matthew 4:19, Jesus says "Come follow Me. I will make you fishers of men."

Nim: Wow! I wonder what kind of bait you would use to fish for men.

Amos: Probably hot dogs or spicy wings.
Nim: Or tacos.

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The Epistles

the epistles

Nim says his church’s Children’s Minister asked about the Epistles. #kidmin #childrensminister #bible #biblestories #apostle

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Nim: My children's minister asked me what the Epistles were.

Nim: And I said, "They were the wives of the Apostles."

Amos: "What did he say?"

Nim: "Not muc. He just put his face in his hands and mumbled "Give me strength, Lord."

The Epistles were letters Paul wrote that are now books in the Bible.

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Genesis 5:27 – Methuselah

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Con tells Amos about Methuselah, the oldest man to ever live. Genesis 5:27 says he lived 969 years.

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Con: Methuselah was the oldest man to ever live.

Con: Genesis 5:27 says that he lived to be 969 years old!

Amos: 969 years?

Amos: How did they fit all the candles on the cake?

Men lived longer before the flood than after it. Adam lived 920 years, but Moses only lived 70 years.

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Church Choir – Sing Joyfully To The Lord

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Nim’s joined the church choir, but he doesn’t think the music minister likes the way he sings.

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Nim: I don't think our music minister likes the way I sing.

Amos: I'm sure you're mistaken. The important thing is that you sing joyfully to the Lord.

Nim: I know.
Amos: Then why do you think that?

Nim: Because he gave me a hymnal without any words.
Amos: Ouch.

Even if you can't carry a tune, God loves to hear you sing praise to him.

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2 Thessalonians – Protection From Evil

2 Thessalonians

Nim asks Amos how to protect himself from evil, leading to a discussion of 2 Thessalonians.

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Nim: Professor Amos, how do I protect myself from evil?

Amos: Paul says we should wear faith and love as a breastplate.

Amos: And we should use the hope of salvation as a helmet.

Nim: Can I get those at a sporting goods store?

You can read more of Paul's letter in 2 Thessalonians.

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Romans 4:13 – Obedience


Strong faith doesn’t come about because we’re obedient to God’s laws. Instead, obedience to God’s laws comes about because of a strong faith.

Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.

Romans 4:13

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Nim: Professor Amos, my master and I are fighting lately.
Amos: Sounds like the two of you need a good obedience class.
Nim: I don't think so. We tried that last year and he was no more obedient coming out as he was going in.

Many of us need an "obedience to God" class!

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Colossians 2:30 – Find Your Treasure

Find Your Treasure

The idea of finding hidden treasure is exciting. We’ve all fantasized about it at times. But you’ve already found the greatest treasure available: Christ.

In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:3

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Nim: What's up, Amos? Why aren't you dressed for exploring? We said we were going to look for hidden treasure.
Amos: I know. But I gave it a lot of thought and I realized something. I've already found my treasure!

Have you found your treasure in Christ?

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1 John 4:1 – Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Christians must take many things on faith, but it’s important not to believe everything we hear. A little skepticism can protect us from false prophets.

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.

1 John 4:1

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Con: I hear you told Nim food has no calories if eaten in church.
Amos: That's right!
Con: No, that's wrong. Food always has calories.
Amos: Really? Oh, well. No harm, no foul.
Con: Then I guess you haven't seen him.
Amos: Seen who?
Nim: Hi guys, what's shaking?

Don't believe everything you hear.

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Food In Church Has No Calories?

Food In Church Has No Calories

God gives us so many blessings, it’s easy to go a little too far. While enjoying these blessings is not a sin, the Bible teaches us we need self control.

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.

1 Peter 1:13

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Amos: I can't wait for the church dinner this week! I'm going to have 2 hamburgers, a giant plate of fries, some of those big pickles, a couple of chocolate milks and desserts!
Nim: Hold on, Amos...I thought you were on a diet. That's a lot of calories.
Amos: I am. But food you eat in church doesn't have any calories.
Nim: Hot dog!

If only that were true.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 – Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13 - Temptation

Every day, Satan tempts us with the sins of the world, making them seem irresistible. When this happens to you, pray for strength to fight his temptations.

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

1 Corinthians 10:13

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Amos: The vet made my master put me on a diet.
Nim: How's that going?
Amos: I realized that being on a diet is a lot like our journey as Christians. Every morning, we have to wake up and make a decision to be faithful or not.
Nim: Yeah, but at least with a diet, you don't have the devil whispering in your ear to be bad.
Amos: I don't know. I've always thought the devil might come dressed as a cupcake.

Just like in dieting, we must remain resolute in our Christian walk.

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