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The Rule of Five

I love John Maxwell’s book, “Put Your Dream To The Test.” It is the most practical book I have read about dreams. It is the kind of book that can set you on a course for your life. One of the practical steps that John talks about is practicing the rule of five. The rule of five is […]

Trash Can Basketball – Interactive Object Lesson

What You’ll Learn: If you want to be a leader, you must know where you are going. What You Need: Ten pieces of paper the same size Trash can Table Masking tape 4 Contestants 1 prize for winner Preparation: Wad up 10 pieces of paper into “paper balls.” Place the trash can on the table in the […]

Teaching Kids To Make Wise Choices

If I could do my parenting all over again, I would spend less time on teaching my kids to obey me and spend more time teaching them to make wise choices. Please don’t misunderstand me. It is good for children to obey their parents, but it is better for children to hear directly from God […]

The Lady with the Warts

I had a profound spiritual experience at McDonald’s the other day. While I was recently speaking at a Kids Camp, I snuck away to get a Big Mac. I walked up to the counter and was taken back by the lady taking my order. Her face and arms were covered with warts. She smiled, made eye […]

Object Lesson: It Takes Two

Scripture Reference: Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (NLT) Take Home Point: 1. Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. 2. Confess with your mouth that “Jesus is Lord.” What […]

Do Your Words Hurt Others?

The Bible is very clear about the words that we say. But somehow, in our culture today, what we should say and what we do say has become lost. The truth is that people can hurt people with the words they say. There was a saying when I grew up that went like this, “Sticks […]

Jocks, Freaks, and Geeks

We hear a lot about bullying these days. The truth is that there have always been bullies since the days of Cane and Abel. I will never forget the day that one of my church kids looked at a handicapped 9 year-old girl who was visiting and said, “Do you know that you are ugly?” […]

Take Time To Listen

Once kids begin to develop their devotional life by reading their Bible, it is also vital to teach them about prayer. In teaching kids about prayer, you want them to know that it is not all about what they say but also about what they hear. Prayer is also listening. It is important to take […]