Are you making Bible scholars or disciples?

By Nancy Ruth / September 1, 2022 /

Jesus told us to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:19). Are we missing the mark when we teach? I’m afraid too many classes are training Bible scholars rather than making disciples. There’s an important difference. The easiest way to teach a Bible lesson (for any age) is to teach the facts. We teach a Bible story and…

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What Bible reading plan do I follow?

By Nancy Ruth / July 28, 2022 /

There are several Bible reading plans. The current trend is to read the entire Bible in one year. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not my favorite. I get behind schedule and then stress out because it takes SO MUCH to catch up again. No thanks. So, what plan do I use?

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ABC Attributes of a Child of God

By Nancy Ruth / September 14, 2021 /

The following is copied with permission from the August 2021 “From the Pastor” section of the Zion Lutheran Church Newsletter. Who are You? This month many of you will be starting school again, and one of the first things you are asked in a new classroom, whether in Kindergarten or High School, is what is…

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Love Your Neighbor

By Nancy Ruth / February 22, 2021 /

Most Christians are familiar with the Great Commandment. Matthew 22:36-40 says this: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it:…

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People don’t care how much you know…

By Nancy Ruth / February 17, 2021 /

Have you heard this old adage? “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” It’s true. Think back for a minute. Who was your favorite teacher in school? Why were they your favorite? Did they make you feel special somehow? My guess is that you knew they cared about…

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Memorize Psalm 40:5 – Gospel Project Key Passage (Memory Verse)

By Hope Willis / August 3, 2020 /

This video for kids works on memorizing the Bible verse Psalm 40:5. We’ll also review Isa,. 42:8 and Isa. 53:4-5. These verses are from the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum, Volumes 24, 22, and 13. Do you like this video? Be sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends! Timestamps:…

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Memorize John 14:25-26 – Gospel Project Key Passage (Memory Verse)

By Hope Willis / July 13, 2020 /

This video for kids works on memorizing the Bible verse John 14:25-26. We’ll also review 2 Peter 3:9 and 2 Chronicles 7:14. These verses are from the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum, Volumes 23, 14, and 15. Do you like this video? Be sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your…

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Why go to church? (Children’s sermon, Hebrews 10:19-25)

By Hope Willis / June 15, 2020 /

Why do we go to church? Is online church the same as going to church? Today we’ll find out why God made the church. Children’s sermons are often object lessons done more for the benefit if adults than for children. Nancy Ruth takes a different approach. She believes that children can live for Christ right…

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How do people know? (Children’s sermon, Phil. 1:27-30)

By Hope Willis / June 8, 2020 /

If you saw me walking with a bat, ball, and mitt, you might think I was on my way to baseball practice or a game. How would people know you’re a Christian? It’s not because we carry around Bibles. It’s because of our attitudes and actions. Children’s sermons are often object lessons done more for…

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Memorize Isaiah 53:4-5 – Gospel Project Key Passage (Memory Verse)

By Hope Willis / June 2, 2020 /

This video for kids works on memorizing the Bible verse Isaiah 53:4-5. It’s a long verse, so we’ll use pictures to help us remember what it says. We’ll also review 1 Thess. 5:16-17 and Jer. 29:11. These verses are from the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum, Volume 8 and 6. Do you like this video?…

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