Connected, Session 1: Free Student Devotion, “A Call to Community”

This is the free student devotional for Connected, Session 1: Connected in Christ. Pause Look over this week’s devotions and ponder what you’ve learned about God and His triune nature. Thank Him for a being a God who is greater than you could ever imagine. You can’t have community by yourself. The word implies interaction [...]

Connected, Session 1: Meaningful Minstry to Those Who Cannot Attend

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  by John Garner They are in every church in America. They are faithful believers. They have held positions of leadership in their churches. They have been great neighbors, employees, and citizens. They have taught Sunday School, been deacons, and some have preached. They are some of God’s choice servants. They are shut-ins. These folks [...]

Connected Session 1: He’ll Come Running

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The amazing race of a father and his son, and how it demonstrates God’s undying love for you. by Pete Wilson There’s a dangerous temptation many of us face when we think we’ve got God all figured out. I’ve noticed that I tend to get myself into all kinds of trouble when I make assumptions [...]

Connected, Session 1: All Excuses Ceasing

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by Susan Childress This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation. In 1953, she sent special invitations to the coronation. The invitations were inscribed, “all excuses ceasing.” In other words, there is no RSVP — you’re expected to be there, no excuses. Today, you are invited and expected to accept an [...]

Preschool EXTRA (Fall 2014)

Unit 1: Do I Matter (One Conversation Placemat) NEW!  Full color printable Babies take-home pages. Session 1 - Miriam and Moses (September 7) - Ministry Grid Training Video (Kindergarten - Make a Verse Puzzle) (3s – PreK – Baby Moses Figure - Pic A, Pic B) Session 2 - Moses Led the People from Egypt (September 14) - Ministry Grid Training Video (1s and 2s [...]

And It Was Good, Session 2: Meeting the Needs of Others

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by Gene A. Getz He not only healed the sick physically and psychologically, but He provided food for them as well.  Our Human and Divine Example God became flesh and dwelt among us in the person of Jesus Christ. The Bible states that Jesus was tempted in every way, and yet He was without sin. [...]

And It Was Good, Session 2: All God’s Creatures

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By Tracy Crump Valery Smith has been bitten, clawed, pecked, and chewed. But she keeps coming back for more.  In her work as a wildlife rehabilitator, the 66-year-old great-grandmother has cared for all species native to her north Mississippi home — and some non-native species. Bobcats, eagles, beavers, and even cuckoo birds have passed through [...]

And It Was Good, Session 2: In God’s Green Earth

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by Jason Chatraw What are you doing to care for creation? While watching yet another news clip of environmental activists carrying signs and chanting at policy makers, I simply rolled my eyes. “Tree huggers,” I scoffed. But then while hanging out with Tri Robinson, a pastor and author of Saving God’s Green Earth, my view changed. It’s not that I was ignorant of the [...]

Babies Can Learn, Too!

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What does your church do for babies on Sunday morning? Many churches choose to have nursery care for babies, but I believe there is a better option. What about Bible study for Babies? Did you know that Bible Studies For Life: Kids is one of the few curriculum offerings that has curriculum that has been [...]

And It Was Good, Session 1: Designed for Life

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By Jennifer McCaman  God created us with a plan. It’s the time of year when everything’s in bloom. Flowers burst with color. Trees are lush and green. There’s no trace of winter. Watching the intricacy of life is a visual feast. A beautiful tree grows from a tiny seed. A stunning butterfly once crawled on the [...]