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Bible History Song

This song hits the highlights of Bible history from creation to Christ’s return, including the four hundred years of silence between the Old and New Testaments.

I originally wrote it for my Sunday school class, but I think the… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

God’s Mercy Toward Literal-Minded Children

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I reel in amazement at the price Christ paid for my sins on Calvary. It is one of the reasons I love Easter so much. But, did you know there is danger lurking for children in this… Continue reading

Is There An Age Limit for Spiritual Gifts?

This question is not often voiced, but we see it lived out so many places. Children are shunted aside until they are “old enough.” Retirees and Senior adults are dismissed as “out of touch,” “past their prime,” or “old fashioned.”… Continue reading

What are the Spiritual Gifts? Part 1: Teaching Gifts

What are the spiritual gifts? How does a person get one or more spiritual gifts? How do spiritual gifts work? Over the next few weeks we’re going to look closer at some of these spiritual gifts.

What are spiritual gifts?… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 1

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, whether you had a big celebration or a quiet day like my family did. If your Christmas was full of fighting and uncomfortable situations, I’m sorry. Remember, though, that… Continue reading

Advent: Understanding “Go Tell It On The Mountain”

“Go Tell It On The Mountain” is a popular Christmas song, especially for kids. Do you ever stop to think about what it means? Why a mountain? What are we supposed to tell? What does it have to do with… Continue reading

Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? In fact, at one such celebration, He taught something very important about Himself.

What is Hanukkah?

Here are two videos which explain the origin of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah).

This… Continue reading

Advent: Understanding “O Come Emmanuel”

Some of the Christmas carols we sing mean more than you may have realized. For instance, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” talks about “ransoming Israel.” What does that mean? Gather up the family, settle in, and think with me for… Continue reading

Peek Inside The Answer Book

Have you ever told someone the truth, but they didn’t believe you?

Today I want to share with you an excerpt from The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families. This is one of the shorter, optional days (Week… Continue reading

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