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1st Step To Grow Spiritually – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The first step in growing up spiritually is to be born again.  It is never to early to start teaching kids this important first step in spiritual growth. You can’t grow spiritually until you have been born spiritually.  Once you are born again, you are what the Bible calls a baby Christian.  It’s good that you are born again, but that is not the end.   It is just the beginning of an exciting new life in Christ. How do you…

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Q&A with Sarah Day | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Baker University student Sarah Day joined Summer Staff last year wanting to fulfill internship requirements and gain experience in her major. What she additionally gained was a community of people that surrounded her in love, support, and authenticity. Sarah enjoyed staffing so much that she will be returning this summer as the Wellness Director at Youthfront Camp West. What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront, even if you’ve participated in YF activities many times before? I was supposed to…

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Show Me Your Friends – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My grandma and childhood best friend died before Christmas. Just a few months ago we were still chatting nightly on Facebook messenger. I knew that the cancer she was fighting was real, but it didn’t seem real when we were telling each other stories. Some of the more recent exchanges were about friendship. She told me about her best friend, someone she called a “soul sister”. I asked her what made her worthy of the title? She responded by quickly…

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God and Satan Are Both Seeking to Define You (Win Your War) – Christian Article

13 Oct God and Satan Are Both Seeking to Define You (Win Your War) Posted at 11:29h in Blog, Sermon Notes by Mollie H LINK TO SERMON God and Satan Are Both Seeking to Define You John Gladys –like grandpa, bfast, visit, forgot 1). Who loved her 2). Who she was God likely often feels like Uncle John we forget 1). Who loves us 2). Who we are Identity – culture self/image/love/esteem – self not God is our reference point…

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My Top Failures As A Kids Pastor – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In over 30 years of Children’s Ministry, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I don’t have any regrets, but 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 to you in your journey. The Top Five Things I Would Do Different 1. I would focus less time on the kids and more time on the…

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Your Savior is a Dragon Slayer (Win Your War) – Christian Article

06 Oct Your Savior is a Dragon Slayer (Win Your War) LINK TO SERMON Your Savior is a Dragon Slayer (ch 3-6) God creates, Satan counterfeits North Korea like demonic cult under control of a godlike leader Everyone born into country brainwashed from early age in gov’t schools. Study dictator, sing to him, pledge allegiance, memorize 10 principles of regime Schoolchildren propaganda paintings US soldiers killing Korean kids, recess stab & beat dummies dressed like US soldiers Children born into…

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Meet me in a few? An ongoing relationship with books. – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Brokenhearted. Brain fogged. Exhausted. Anxious. Mid 2014 I found myself in a place I had never been before. I was suffering from severe depression. I had swerved into unknown territory. It was scary and I was embarrassed. How did this happen? I kept working, writing, traveling, trying to be present at home with my family. But there wasn’t room for much else. Seasons like these can last for months and sometimes even years. I wondered when my mind would be…

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Dee – Christian Article

I gave my life to Christ at the tender age of 5. I did it with my grandmother on our porch in Haiti. We had a member of the local church come and pray the salvation prayer with us. At 5 years old, God seemed like a fairy tale. Like a mystical being you heard about in stories. In my mind, He was a warrior dressed in armor from head to to toe — ready to fight and protect His…

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Kingdom Rewards for the Church – End Times Christian Article

One important purpose of the Millennial Kingdom relates to a promise God made to the Church. The Lord promised that church-age believers will be given authority to rule and reign with Christ, on this earth, when He returns to set up His Kingdom.   No one spoke more about Kingdom rewards for believers than Jesus. No one warned more about missing Kingdom rewards than Jesus. And Jesus taught that how we serve him today is a prerequisite for a greater…

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God and Angels vs Satan and Demons (Win Your War) – Christian Article

29 Sep God and Angels vs Satan and Demons (Win Your War) LINK TO SERMON God and Angels vs Satan and Demons  No matter how many tears we shed, bodies we bury, elections we hold, wars we wage, taxes we raise, & degrees we earn, all of human potential only increases evil! Why? Something has gone terribly wrong in this world, solution not in this world (superheroes) Anyone can see the problems, only the Bible reveals the Problem behind the…

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Are You Standing Still? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I love John Maxwell’s book, “Put Your Dream To The Test.” It is the most practical book I have read about dreams. Everybody under 35 years of age should read this book. It is the kind of book that can set you on a course for your life. One of the practical steps that John talks about is practicing the rule of five. The rule of five is this: “If you would go every day to a very large tree and take…

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The Four Seasons of Parenting – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach It was a cool fall morning in Northern Missouri and we were visiting my oldest daughter who was away for her freshman year of college.  (It seems like just yesterday I had her nestled in my arms feeling the warmth of her breath on my face.) My wife and our four kids all sat huddled together around an oak table sipping coffee and hot chocolate while the warmth of the nearby fire seeped into our cold bodies. …

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PARADISE BOOK SPOT – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The paradise book spot doesn’t exist. I’m sorry if this has also been your lifelong daydream and you weren’t expecting this plot to twist today. I get it. I’ll sit with you while the thought sinks in. I’ve searched most of my reading life for a book spot that delivers. What are the qualities? Remote Breezy Oceanview, Mountainview, Sunset or Sunrise view Minimal Destractions With tea, chilled spritzer, coffee Comfortable Covered with option to be uncovered Low energy Next to…

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River Of Life | Focus On The End Times Ministry – End Times Christian Article

“Wherever the river flows everything will live” – Ezekiel 47:9 One of the most beautiful prophecies about spiritual life is the river of living water flowing from Messiah’s temple in the Millennial Kingdom (Ez. 47:1-12). The prophet Ezekiel sees a trickle of water flowing out from under the throne, which pictures Christ, and then it passes under the new temple alter showing that spiritual life comes through the shed blood of Jesus and the cross of Calvary.   Spiritual Healing and Life Giving Waters The paradoxical river is a picture of the…

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How do you get your life organized? (Proverbs) – Christian Article

23 Sep How do you get your life organized? (Proverbs) Posted at 14:38h in Blog, Sermon Notes by Mollie H LINK TO SERMON How do you get your life organized? (Proverbs #7) No one would live in a home that was not architected, but we live whole lives in t Constitution and laws example Strengthfinders – strategist planning is a way of loving Summer road trip legal pad with Grace Law #1 – The Law of Seasons Proverbs 20:4 [NLT]…

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Vern Poythress’ ThD Dissertation – Christian Article

Vern S. Poythress, Structural Approaches to Understanding the Theology of the Apostle Paul (PDF). This piece is my Th.D. dissertation at the University of Stellenbosch, 1981. Quite a bit of time has passed, but some people have expressed interest in it, and it shows some of the value of a multiperspectival approach applied to the theology of Paul. The piece is too early to interact with the New Perspective on Paul. This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article…

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Giving Goes the Distance with Wolf Construction – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Pictured: Jerry Olender, Chris Polly and Scott Quick of Wolf Construction present the company’s employee grant contribution to Youthfront’s Lea Ann Roach and Lisen Tammeus Mann.   Thanks to a Kansas City-based employee of Wolf Construction, Youthfront was the first Kansas City-area organization to be awarded a grant from the Iowa-based company. Each year, Wolf’s employees contribute to a fund that the company matches, and employees have the opportunity to suggest and vote on what charity will receive the funds.…

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The Inward Voice – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

MEMORY VERSE: Romans 8:14, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”(NLT) BOTTOM LINE: The Holy Spirit speaks to me through my conscience. The first way that the Holy Spirit leads me is by the inward witness. I say first because this is the most common way that the Holy Spirit leads. The inward witness is not a voice, it’s a spiritual sense. It is like a red light or green light. You start…

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The Purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Millennial Kingdom – End Times Christian Article

The Purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Millennial Kingdom The Feast of Tabernacles is also nicknamed “Sukkah” or “God has us Covered”. The name Feast of Tabernacles comes from the tabernacles, or temporary dwellings, that God commands His people to stay in during the fall, seven-day festival. These temporary living quarters (“Sukkah”) reminded Israel of their exodus from Egypt and serve as a reminder of the temporary nature of life and that God was always present as He “tabernacled” through the wilderness with His people…

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WE ARE HELD: A MESSAGE IN MEMORY OF RHE – Youth Ministry Christian Article

May 22, 2019 | It was my turn to preach this Mother’s Day. I was having a hard time deciding what to preach. As a result, I called my friends in preacher panic. Preach panic is sort of like writer’s block, but worse because you have to say waht you’ve written (or not writtten) out loud in front of people. Things seem to be better when I call my friends for help. In a matter of seconds, April had emailed…

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A Little Celebratory News « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A Little Celebratory News Posted on November 14, 2018 I just realized that Crafting The Word Of God made it into the top 10 list of Ministry To Children’s top 150 children’s ministry blogs and websites for 2018.  I have made the intention and purpose of my site very clear throughout the years. My hope is that it serves as a blessing to you and your childrens ministry.  A few things have come up this year that have kept me from…

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Why You And Your Church Should Take Prophecy Seriously – End Times Christian Article

Why is prophecy important in your life as a Christian and in the life of your church? Bible prophecy is one of the most ignored topics in churches today! Many churches shy away from even mentioning “Bible Prophecy” often calling it “unnecessarily divisive.” It is concerning that churches don’t take prophecy seriously. The very fact that God has revealed so many details about events to come in both testaments tells us that it is important.  At the center of biblical…

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Molly’s Story | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As a lifeguard at Youthfront Camp West last summer, Molly Terlouw found meaning in serving campers and staff. Not only was she able to help thousands of campers experience a fun week of summer, but she also found authentic and loving relationships with the staff. Molly is a technical theatre major at Kansas Wesleyan University. She will be returning to serve on Summer Staff at Camp West as Overnight Security. Here is her story from last summer. How did you…

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The Auto-Immune Paleo Journey – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My name is Brooklyn. I struggle sticking with plans. I get bored easily. I don’t like feeling like my options are limited. I’m a seven type personality with a seven wing (if you speak Enneagram). But sometimes life gives us surprises, like a diagnosis or a disease, that pushes us to limited places. Maybe you’ve been there? My limitations started with being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. It wasn’t just the diagnosis that caused me to wonder about which habits…

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How to Help Kids Make Friends at Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT) Friendships determine the quality and direction of our lives. Healthy friendships help us succeed in life. Toxic friendships will bring great heartache. “He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 (NASB) The bottom line is this, I become like the people I hang with. This is why it is so critical that…

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