Summary: What a Christian needs to pack for a Survival Kit.
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (NAS)
I. Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good in others (Philippians 4:8-9).
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (NIV)
II. Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible. Things don’t always go your way, but they will work out (Romans 8:28).
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)
III. Band Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings (Colossians 3:12-14).
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV).
IV. Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings everyday (Ephesians 1:3).
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (NIV)
IV. Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes (Colossians 3:13-14).
13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all (NIV)
V. Chewing Gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (NIV)
VI. Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint (John 3:16-18).
16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (NIV)
VII. Candy Kiss - To remind you that everyone needs a hug or a kiss (II Corinthians 13:12-14).
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints send their greetings. 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (NIV)
VIII. Tea Bag - To remind you to relax and trust the Lord as you go over your list of blessings (I Thessalonians 5:16-19).
16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; (NIV)