Lifeway Resources is giving away a Family Advent Guide! If you want to download it from them, you can CLICK HERE.
Click the image below and you can grab a copy. I have permission to tell you that you are allowed to white out the name of the church on this and use it with your children at home or at church.
A HUGE thank you to the artist of the cover art, Ian Dale and for LWKids for the content!!
In the movie Mockingjay 2, the Capital abused Peeta physically and mentally trying to confuse him and turn him into a killing machine. After he attacked Katness Everdeen, she realized that Peeta had no concept of the truth. As time passed, Peeta began to ask questions to regain his memory. After each memory flashback, he asked Katness, “Real or not real,” and she would answer accordingly.
At one point Peeta turned to Katness and asked, “You love me. Real or not real.” With emotion she answered, “Real.”
Like Peeta, many of our children have no concept that there is an almighty God who loves them. In fact, they don’t even know if God is real. Or if they know He is real, they have a skewed vision of who God is.
In a world of air-brushed pictures, double-tongued politics, and a self-righteous church, it is no wonder that children have a false idea of God, Jesus, and Christianity. Continue reading
Promises. We all make them. We all break many of them. Yet God has made hundreds of promises to us and not once has He broken them. Trusting God to be Who He says He is and that He is going to do what He says He is going to do is vital to our foundation of faith. This Object Lesson on the Call of Abram and His Flight to Egypt will encourage children to trust in the One True God.
Scripture Focus: Genesis 12 Continue reading
Christmas is around the corner. It’s time to begin pulling out the decorations, the fun clothes, the lights, the candles, and whatever else you do for the holiday. I love Christmas…but, if you are like me, you desire to have Jesus as the focus of your home and church activities during the holidays.
There are many ways to teach children about Jesus, but I like to begin with WHY God wanted Jesus to come to earth in the first place. Once it is established that humanity NEEDS a Savior, then how God brought about salvation makes more sense. Continue reading