SUBSCRIBER FREEBIE: How to Become an Excellent Bible Teacher

It’s the New Year! It’s time for changes. It’s time for focus. It’s time for making resolutions that never come to fruition……

Wait. What?

Excellent Bible TeacherIf you come to this blog often, then you know my main focus is on creating solid Bible content for parents and children’s leaders. Teaching the word of God is one of my greatest passions. Continue reading

Review: Why Easter? and Why Christmas? Devotional Books

In my opinion, Easter is more important than Christmas. If you think about it, Christmas would mean nothing without Easter. Yet we spend at least one month celebrating the message of Christmas, while Easter is normally narrowed down to one Holy Week. I have been trying to change this in my own family and I want to tell you about a few books that help.

Why EasterI received the Why Easter? ($13.46) book to review and it has been a fantastic addition to our family devotions in the evenings these weeks leading to Easter. I also received Why Christmas? ($13.46) Both books are written by Barbara Reaoch who is Bible Study Fellowship International’s Director of children’s programs. Continue reading

Preaching the Gospel ~ Acts 17 Bible Lesson for Kids

Objectives:

  • To compare three ways people can respond to the gospel
  • To list the events of Acts 17
  • To discuss how Christianity turns the world “upside down”

Acts 17 Paul in AthensMaterials: Inductive Bible Study Form; white board, or paper, to create charts to compare the three cities

Time Needed: 30-45 minutes

Geography: Thessalonica, Berea, Athens

**If you are doing the MAP activity as we go through Acts, please move Paul as he travels to the locations mentioned in this chapter.

Background: Paul is on his Second Missionary Journey with Silas. Paul went to Lystra and invited Timothy to join them. They then went to Troas after the Spirit told them to not go to Asia and a vision sent them to Macedonia. In Philippi they met Lydia, and the church began with her and her household believing in Jesus. After healing a servant girl from a demon, Paul and Silas were put in jail illegally. After the town leaders realized their mistake they asked Paul and Silas to leave quietly.

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Paul and Silas in Prison ~ Free Acts 16 Bible Lesson for Kids

Objectives:

  • To explain the bondage of sin
  • To list the events of Acts 16:16-40
  • To discuss the power of God and the gospel

Acts 16 Paul and SilasMaterials: Inductive Bible Study Form; a thick chain (I did not have any, so I bought two feet of chain from my local hardware store for about $8.)

Time Needed: 30-45 minutes

Geography: Philippi

**If you are doing the MAP activity as we go through Acts, please move Paul as he travels to the locations mentioned in this chapter.

Background: Paul and Barnabas completed their first missionary journey and stayed in Antioch for a while. Paul then decided to go back to all of the places he and Barnabas had gone to check on the new churches. Paul refused to have John Mark travel with them, so Barnabas went on a journey with John Mark, and Paul chose to travel with Silas. Paul went to Lystra and invited Timothy to join them. They then went to Troas after the Spirit told them to not go to Asia and a vision sent them to Macedonia. In Philippi they met Lydia, and the church began with her and her household believing in Jesus.

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Un Mensaje de Salvación Usando Papel (Paper-Folding Salvation Message)

{This is the Hispanic version of FFS’ most popular Salvation Message. You can see the English version HERE.}

Gracias, Thank you, to Debbie who translated this lesson! She blogs over at Debbie’s Spanish Learning.

Gracias por descargar esta lección. Oro que pueda usarla para la gloria de Dios. Las palabras salvo los versículos bíblicas son mías y puede Ud. cambiarlas para usarla con grupos diferentes. Ha sido mi experiencia que a los niños y a los adultos les gusta esta lección.

Sea Ud. creativo cuando la presente. Cuando la presento me siento en el suelo con los niños. Otras personas usan la cinta y una pizarra. Se puede usar la lección con grupos o sólo con una persona.

Mensaja de salvacionLos Utiles: Un pedazo de papel. Continue reading

Win a Jesus Storybook Bible Collector’s Edition Package!

You all loved the last GIVEAWAY so much that when I had the opportunity to share this one with you, I jumped on it!

Do you have a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible?

Jesus Storybook Bible Collector's Edition GiveawayI am thrilled to bring you a Jesus Storybook Bible Giveaway sponsored by Zonderkidz. I have used the Jesus Storybook Bible in our home and know you will love it, too. Continue reading

God Be Thanked! – The Lost Prince

Every little girl yearns to be a princess at some point in her growing up, but I think modern society has taken the chance away from boys to yearn for being a prince.

That thought kept echoing around in me as I read The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Lost PrinceI had never heard of this wonderful fairy tale until I started research for this series, though I cut my reading teeth on A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. As I was sucked vividly into this adventurous tale filled with political intrigue, heroism, and victory against the odds, I kept wondering, why didn’t I read this one too? I guess I’ll have to ask my mom! (Though it did take some time to draw me in, don’t be discouraged if it isn’t immediate!) Continue reading

A Good Reputation ~ Free Acts 16 Bible Lesson for Kids

Objectives:

  • To define a good reputation
  • To list the events of Acts 16:1-15
  • To discuss “benchmarks” in life

Acts 16Materials: Inductive Bible Study Form

Time Needed: 30-45 minutes

Geography: Israel; Antioch; Pamphylia, Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, Galatia, Troas, Philippi

**If you are doing the MAP activity as we go through Acts, please move Paul as he travels to the locations mentioned in this chapter.

Background: The word of the Lord continued to spread. As for the Jews, they continued to stir up controversy and they attempted to persecute Paul and Barnabas. Paul and Barnabas completed their first missionary journey and stayed in Antioch.

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