2 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra Parents were rich, loved God, but had no childrenGod gave them a son – named him NicholasSaint was filled with Holy SpiritBecame a monkOrdained a priest at 19 years oldPerformed many miracles
3 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra A rich man in the city lost all his moneyHe had 3 daughtersDaughters could not marry because they were poorGod told to St. Nicholas about this familyAt night, St. Nicholas dropped 100 gold coins through window
4 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra Man rejoiced when found the gold, 1st daughter could get married!Saint did the same for the 2nd daughterMan wanted to find out, so stayed up & watchedFound the kind Bishop with 3rd bag of goldBishop asked the family to thank God who saved them
5 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra Emperor Diocletian ordered everyone to worship idolsSt. Nicholas was put in prison for many yearsThe Lord strengthened him, protected him, and healed all his woundsWhen Diocletian died, St. Nicholas was set freeHe departed at age of 80
6 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra “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
7 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra WHY SHOULD I GIVE?What I have is from God, NOT my ownTo share God’s blessings with othersTo help those in needTo obey God’s commandment: to love one anotherThe more I give, the moreI receive from God
8 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra WHAT DO I GIVE?MoneyTimeLoveEffortWhat I have
9 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra HOW DO I GIVE?I give with all I haveI give with all my heartI give with all my loveWHY?Because God gave all for me
10 St. NICHOLAS Bishop of Myra This week …Remember those in need; share God’s blessingsGive with all your hearts!
11 Our SALVATION - 4 Stages (How God saves us) INCARNATION God became Man CRUCIFIXION Christ died for usRESURRECTION Christ rose from the deadASCENSION Christ ascended to heaven
12 SALVATION Christ’s 1st COMING INCARNATIONCRUCIFIXIONRESURRECTIONASCENSIONTO SAVE
14 And we wait for Christ’s SECOND COMING In the Liturgy …COMMUNION – taking Body & Blood of our Lord, we re-live Christ’s FIRST COMINGWe remember His:INCARNATIONCRUCIFIXIONRESURRECTIONASCENSIONAnd we wait for Christ’s SECOND COMING
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