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How We Reflect God’s Love to Children: Our Spirit Closer to Jesus

This is an updated blog post published originally in 2018. The Mystery of Children In his excellent book, The Mystery of Children, Mike Mason reminds us that “Jesus wants us to become like children because our spirits lived closest to the surface during our childhood. In childhood our hearts are the most transparent, most vulnerable, most

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Now You are the Body of Christ: Paul Connects the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the Church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers , then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess

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Grounded in Eternity: Three Simple Reasons Why Intentional Structure Equips Children to Understand Christ.

Summer vacations are winding down. Families are gathering endless amounts of notebooks, pencils, crayons and more in preparation for their children returning to school. Churches and ministries are gearing up for restored rhythms and fresh ministry launches. Countless leaders, like yourself in children’s ministry, are bursting with anticipation over a return to a more structured

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Hebrews 12: Our God is a Consuming Fire

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28). We live in an amazing phase of redemptive history. Prior to the coming of Jesus Christ, God was unapproachable and

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The Rejected Stone: An Excerpt from The Resurrected Life Bible Study

The Resurrected Life Daily Devotional: A New Temple Day 17 READ PSALM 118:17-24 Here is a little Bible trivia for you: the Old Testament is directly quoted 695 times by the New Testament writers and, if you count strong allusions to the Old Testament, over 4,000 times. One of my seminary professors, Dr. Roger Nicole,

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Looking for a Non-Denominational Gospel-Centered Sunday School Program?

Hearts Alive, a non-denominational Sunday school curriculum, introduces children to God through his Word with a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This three-year course of study covers the entire Bible and mirrors the liturgical cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycles A,

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How To Keep Them Coming Back After Easter

You see it year after year. Clergy and church staff pour time and effort into creating a magnificent Easter experience. The church is beautifully decorated, the choir is majestic, and pastors craft and deliver their finest sermons.  Services are over-flowing with a well-dressed, attentive, and happy congregation. Yet the following Sunday, POOF, the crowds disappear. 

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Jesus Asks the Man on the Mat Only One Question

Excerpts from: The Resurrected Life Devotional, DAY 9  The Man on the Mat Read John: 5: 3-9 One of the reasons we stay stuck in our old life is because we cannot even imagine the real possibilities of a new life. Frankly, we don’t know how to live as resurrected people. Consider the man in

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What is the Book of Hebrews About ?

Welcome to the book of Hebrews A sermon to the baptized The letter to the Hebrews is more appropriately called the sermon to the Hebrews. Its writer would be better termed a preacher. He writes,“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly” (Hebrews

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