Verse by Verse: systematically understand difficult Bible passages

Verse by Verse: systematically understand difficult Bible passages (image: marked Bible)

Do you have a systematic approach for understanding difficult Bible passages? I understand that William Miller, an early pioneer of the advent movement, went verse by verse through his Bible with a concordance and a dictionary by his side, not … CLICK to continue…

Empower the children! (part 2 of 2)

Martin Luther by Cranach

Our loving Heavenly Father has promised us a pretty awesome gift: spiritual wisdom in all things. Spending time with Him in His Word and in prayer can never be replaced by simply listening to another person’s understanding of the Bible. … CLICK to continue…

Teaching children Bible lessons–at their own pace

little feet taking a big step onto a tree stump

In Vacation Bible School–and nearly every other part of children’s ministry–teaching children Bible lessons is one of the most important things you will ever do. Last week, we talked about keeping the children engaged as you tell the Bible story. … CLICK to continue…

Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, pt 2

sample of "Sword Drill" activity sheets from VBS--Superstars for Jesus

In Part 1 of Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, we saw that the first goal of Vacation Bible School is leading the children to Jesus so that they can choose for themselves to be known … CLICK to continue…

Something for the children #35: Baby Jesus, story that awes angels (fill-in poem)

"The Adoration of the Shepherds" by Gerard van Honthorst

This time of year, a lot of people are thinking about baby Jesus.  About two thousand years ago, God came to earth as a baby.  His name was Jesus.  The story of baby Jesus is so wonderful that even the … CLICK to continue…