Teaching children the importance of the cross. Scripture Reference: John 15:13 Materials Needed: Large wooden cross, wooden mallet, large nails Preparation: Place wooden cross in full view of children. Central Truth: Jesus is our example of love.
In over 30 years of Children’s Ministry, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I don’t have any regrets, but I I certainly have learned a lot of lessons along the way. After reflecting on the last 30 years, I wanted to share some things I would do differently along the way. Maybe it will be helpful […]
by Jerry Moyer I believe that it is the goodness of God that brings man to repentance. When people understand the good news of the gospel and that the price has already been paid for them, they will want to receive this gift that has been offered to them. By coming forward, in an altar […]
One of absolutes of life is that life is always changing. “The Times They Are a-Changing” was written by Bob Dylan in 1963. I love the song, but Dylan was pretty quick to throw out the old. If we are unwilling to change we will cease to exist, however do we throw away everything that is […]
Zombies are really big these days. To be honest, I don’t understand the sudden popularity of Zombies. Zombies are self –centered. They don’t respect the ideas of other people. They make bad decisions and they never think about their future. They mindlessly follow the mob without asking questions. I have never encountered a real Zombie, […]
Many people are not really living. Yes, they are alive, but they are like the walking dead. They are just going through the motions without any passion.They have stopped dreaming. Do you have unfulfilled dreams? Are there things that you want to do that you haven’t done yet? If you answered “yes” that is a […]
“It’s all about who you know.” I first heard this statement from a pastor’s wife. She was commenting on how her denomination was too political. The inference was that people were promoted to positions of leadership, not based on their character or abilities, but simply on whom their friends were.
I love Disney animated movies, but I didn’t like the movie, “Up”. “Up” is a movie about a young couple. In the first five minutes of the movie you watch them talk about their dreams, tie the knot and grow old together. Eventually the wife dies, and they never fulfill their dreams. I almost started […]