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1 ST. NICHOLAS BISHOP OF MYRA The real Santa Claus

2 ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra Parents were rich, loved God, but had no children God gave them a son – named him Nicholas Saint was filled with Holy Spirit Became a monk Ordained a priest at 19 years old Performed many miracles

3 ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra A rich man in the city lost all his money He had 3 daughters Daughters could not marry because they were poor God told to St. Nicholas about this family At night, St. Nicholas dropped 100 gold coins through window

4 ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra Man rejoiced when found the gold, 1 st daughter could get married! Saint did the same for the 2 nd daughter Man wanted to find out, so stayed up & watched Found the kind Bishop with 3 rd bag of gold Bishop asked the family to thank God who saved them

5 Emperor Diocletian ordered everyone to worship idols St. Nicholas was put in prison for many years The Lord strengthened him, protected him, and healed all his wounds When Diocletian died, St. Nicholas was set free He departed at age of 80

6 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7 ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra

7 WHY SHOULD I GIVE? What I have is from God, NOT my own To share God’s blessings with others To help those in need To obey God’s commandment: to love one another The more I give, the more I receive from God ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra

8 WHAT DO I GIVE? Money Money Time Time Love Love Effort Effort What I have What I have ST. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra

9 HOW DO I GIVE? I give with a aa all I h hh have I give with a aa all my h hh heart I give with a aa all my l ll love WHY? Because God gave a aa all for me

10 This week … Remember those in need; s ss share God’s blessings Give with a aa all your h hh hearts!

11 SALVATION - 4 Stages Our SALVATION - 4 Stages (How God saves us) 1.INCARNATION 1.INCARNATIONGod became Man 2.CRUCIFIXION 2.CRUCIFIXIONChrist died for us 3.RESURRECTION 3.RESURRECTIONChrist rose from the dead 4.ASCENSION 4.ASCENSIONChrist ascended to heaven

12 SALVATION SALVATION Christ’s 1 st COMING INCARNATION TO SAVE ASCENSION CRUCIFIXIONRESURRECTION

13 JUDGE & REWARD Christ’s 2 nd COMING

14 In the Liturgy … COMMUNION – taking B ody & B BB Blood of our Lord, we re-live Christ’s FIRST COMING We remember His: 1.I NCARNATION 2.C RUCIFIXION 3.R ESURRECTION 4.A SCENSION AND WE WAIT FOR CHRIST’S SECOND COMING


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