All Saints’ Day Wrap Up!

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All Saints’ Day is the time in the Church’s liturgical year where we remember the saints – all of the Christians who surround us and those who have already passed away and are in Heaven. The holiday began in the 4th century as a holy feast celebrated on November 1st. People would gather to honor Christians who had given their lives to serve the Church.

As All Saints’ Day approaches, we pause to think about brothers and sisters in Christ who have influenced us and also who have gone before us. We are inspired by their faithfulness and obedience to God. What can we learn from Christians throughout history and how can they inspire us to serve God and His people more faithfully?

This month, we took a look at three people who helped advance the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. Katharine Drexel was an American woman who gave up her family fortune to live for God and support minorities across the country. Read more about her inspiring story, then learn about Ambrose, a 4th century bishop who is credited with introducing communal singing in church services. We began the series with Francis of Assisi, a humble man who wrote one of our favorite prayers, the Prayer for Peace.

We have created a printable for your family to help you think about the people in your own life who have taught you about God. Download it below, fill it out, and then let those people know you are thankful for them!

All Saints Day Printable Image

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Matthew Tunstall
Matthew Tunstall

the night before is called halloween, it should be really called all hallow's eve but nice to see spirits coming out at night!

HeatherMango
HeatherMango

Also don't forget Hebrews chapter 11 that covers many saints through out the bible!

Andreea Baker
Andreea Baker

Ironic, after Halloween, comes the very next day: the saints day! Funny! But very sad at the same time! I don't have to explain why, you are smart people!

Nate Rice
Nate Rice

This page is called "what's in the Bible?" All Saints day is not in the Bible...

Augustin Paul
Augustin Paul

Try seeing the good side of things thanbeing a critic finding fault with others efforts.

Melanie Nygaard
Melanie Nygaard

It's been interesting to discover the history of All Saints Day! First celebrated locally in the 3rd or 4th century as All Martyrs day, it was given it's official date of May 13 in the year 609. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox still celebrate All Saints in the spring. For the western Church, the feast was renamed All Saints and the date was changed to November 1 in the mid-8th century.

Vinz Deslate
Vinz Deslate

I totally agree. All dead will rise again during for the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ in judgement day. End of the World

Jontue Jarin
Jontue Jarin

Those who already passed away are not yet in Heaven as they are sleeping in their graves waiting for the Advent. Please write accurately to avoid misinformation. @whats in the bible

What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

What's in the Bible? We are so glad to hear you all used the stickers. We will definitely keep track of the download activity for that link and post any exciting numbers. Thanks!

AidaGuerreradeDios
AidaGuerreradeDios


On the Day of the Dead, each celebrant who invokes the souls of the departed engages in an abominable and utterly pointless sin (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Only One is worthy and powerful enough to call the dead; He will call these to the resurrection of damnation (John 5: 28-29). Those who have died in Christ are not really dead, since they go immediately into the presence of the Lord; the Bible says they “sleep.” Death is certainly grievous to those who have no hope, being without Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13); however, we who know the Lord are encouraged by the knowledge that just as Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Jesus Himself “will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). This is the real truth!


Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/day-of-the-dead.html#ixzz2jYKXaLuv

AidaGuerreradeDios
AidaGuerreradeDios

Although many of those who celebrate the Day of the Dead call themselves Christians, there is nothing Christian about such practices. The celebration of the Day of the Dead by pagans is one thing, but for Christians to participate in or condone it is unbiblical, to say the least. We offer this answer in a spirit of gentleness and respect, praying that it may warn others and equip Christians, so that they may be able to reply to those without hope and without Christ in the world (Ephesians 2:12), when they ask us to give a reason for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15).


Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/day-of-the-dead.html#ixzz2jYJD369j

Johanna Gonzalez
Johanna Gonzalez

WORNG RW KING ...Jesús gave US Salvation and only He we HONOR AND OUR GOD...

Johanna Gonzalez
Johanna Gonzalez

NOOOOOOO.... that is part of satanist celebration did YOU KNOW THAT !!!

RW King
RW King

it is a celebration to Give honor where honor is due, not worship to dead saints, like giving honor to the SAINTS that told you and me about JESUS, and the SAINTS that wrote the BIBLE, HELLO!!!!!!!!

Christine Henry Treash
Christine Henry Treash

No. We really loved giving out candy last night with the stickers you provided on it. Will you be tracking and posting the hits on the free video? Great chance to shepherd our four year old's heart...he was excited about directing people to learn about Jesus!!! Thank you!!!!'

Alana He
Alana He

Yep! It is crazy how few people actually recognize it. As Christians we are asked to be the light of Jesus and show the world the Love God has for his creation. We do not celebrate Halloween at our house but make a big deal about All Saints day by telling stories about those who have go before us.

Adan Esparza
Adan Esparza

Nope. We are called to worship the ONE who died and rose again after three days, not the ones that simply died, no matter what good they did while alive.