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St. Christopher, the Christ-Bearer. Mahragan el Keraza Sunday, May 13 th 2012. St. Christopher, the Christ-Bearer “ Offero ”. Offero was very strong, tall and big man He didn’t know our Lord Jesus Christ He started to wonder who the most powerful king was.

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St christopher the christ bearer

St. Christopher, the Christ-Bearer

Mahragan el Keraza

Sunday, May 13th2012


St christopher the christ bearer offero

St. Christopher, the Christ-Bearer“Offero”

Offero was very strong, tall and big man

He didn’t know our Lord Jesus Christ

He started to wonder who the most powerful king was


St christopher the christ bearer

I want to find the strongest and best king!

-Why did he want to find the most powerful king?

- So he can serve him and be his guard!


St christopher the christ bearer

  • Offero thought that he found the strongest king…

    • But the king went to war and lost!


St christopher the christ bearer

He looked for ANOTHER king that he thought was the strongest…

But this king was defeated too!


St christopher the christ bearer

Offero started to realize that real power is not in physical strength!

Real power is not in physical strength!


St christopher the christ bearer

This defeated king told him that he knew the most powerful king…

Who is the most powerful King?


St christopher the christ bearer

“I’ll tell you who is REALLY most powerful king!”


St christopher the christ bearer

Jesus Christ is the King of Kings. He is the most powerful and He loves me and you very much!

How can I serve Him and make Him happy?


St christopher the christ bearer

  • The monk told Offero that he can serve Jesus by carrying people across the dangerous river

  • Did he say yes?


St christopher the christ bearer

One night….


St christopher the christ bearer

“Come carry me to the other side of the river!”


Again

Again…

“Come carry me to the other side of the river!”


The voice calling was a little child

The voice calling was a little child…

  • Offero carried the little child across the river, although it was very stormy!

  • Who was this child?


St christopher the christ bearer

The child was getting HEAVIER and HEAVIER….


St christopher the christ bearer

Your name will be Christopher, because you carried Christ


St christopher the christ bearer

- The rod that St. Christopher planted became a tree!


St christopher the christ bearer

So true power means to love everyone and use my power and strength to help them?

Yes, real power is not physical…God looks at my heart, at the inside.


Memory verse

Memory Verse

“That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”

2 Corinthians 4:7


St christopher the christ bearer

Quiz

Offero

strong

powerful

Jesus

By carrying people across the river

heavier

St. Christopher was also called __________.

He was a very ______ man.

He wanted to find the most __________ king, to serve him.

Who is the most powerful king? _________

How did St. Christopher serve Jesus? _________________________

When he carried the child, he became ___________


Questions

Questions

Does God look at the outside or at the inside?

Does He care more about how we look or how we love others?

What can I change, to improve the inside?

What can I keep doing that pleases God?


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