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.
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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
Why are there so many languages if all people came from Noah’s family? Where did Ham, Shem, and Japheth end up living? And why should we care about this today? The Tower of Babel is more relevant than you might think.
Scripture Focus: Genesis 10-11
- 1 Copy of the Language Cards (Print these on paper or cardstock and cut the cards apart.)
Background: Noah’s family was saved from destruction by using the ark. After the water receded and the ark rested on top of Mt. Ararat, God placed the rainbow in the sky as a sign of His covenant to never destroy humanity with a world-wide flood again. God also told Noah and his family to multiply and spread out over the earth. Continue reading