Practical Life’s Lessons From The Nativity – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

1. Spend Quiet Time with Yahweh Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 The baby was soon to come and Mary had so much to do. In spite of all her preparations in the physical, she had to spend spiritual one on one time with God. Spending time alone with God is an important part of spiritual development. This week, amidst hectic holiday preparations, make time for quiet meditation. Stop the talking, working and rushing long enough…

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I Heard God Whisper, “Do you know how much I love you?” – Christian Article

I love to travel. I love everything about it. Being able to experience new places and cultures, make friends all over the world, truly excites me in such a way that I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I find it funny however, how God uses the things we love most to speak truth over our lives. For me, God has always used travel. I think He does that for two reasons, one I enjoy traveling alone. I know, many people…

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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – The Church Gets Busy – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Acts 2:42-47 – Christian Article

The Believers Share Their Lives Together. The Fellowship of the Believers. Spiritual unity finds practical expression in readiness to share money and possession. What things do people do at Church? The believers studied what the apostles taught. They shared their lives together. They ate and prayed together. Everyone was amazed at what God was doing. They were amazed when the apostles performed many wonders and signs. All the believers were together. They shared everything they had. They sold property and…

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Whatever you do shall prosper – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

As the new year approaches, I want to remind you that God’s plan is for you to prosper, and be successful in every area of your life. Some people might say, “I don’t see how you can say that after the year I’ve had, with the economy like it is. All the experts are saying it’s going to get worse before it gets better.” That may be true in general, but it doesn’t have to be true for believers in…

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Reflections from the Daughter of Bertrand Russell – Christian Article

  Reflections from the Daughter of Bertrand Russell by Sean McDowell A friend recently suggested I pick up a copy of My Father, Bertrand Russell, which was written by his daughter Katharine Tait in 1975. It was absolutely fascinating. She starts with her earliest memories growing up in London and closes the book with these words: “He was the most fascinating man I have ever known, the only man I ever loved, the greatest man I shall ever meet, the…

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Given not taken – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how was your week last week? Mine was good but it is definitely the Christmas season and with that comes busy. Busy going here and there and buying gifts and food for all sorts of celebrations of Christmas. My favourite celebration is Carols by candlelight where we sing about the goodness of God in the birth of Jesus. Christmas is a time of giving and also receiving but not taking. There is a difference and we are going to…

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Concrete And Cranes Bible Crafts « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Concrete And Cranes Bible Crafts Posted on December 1, 2019 These are the crafts that can be used with the Lifeway’s Concrete And Cranes V.B.S. program.  Although most Vacation Bible School curriculum programs provide or sell their own Bible crafts, many times they have nothing to do with the Bible story of the day or not much thought went into designing them in the first place. My hope is that these crafts will help make planning your Vacation Bible School a…

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Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” – Christian Article

  Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” by J Warner Wallace Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot:…

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Thanksgiving Circle Turkey « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Thanksgiving Circle Turkey Posted on November 4, 2018 This craft although simple will make a wonderful wall or door decoration. Instructions Print the template. (Template) Color and cut out all of the pieces. Add glue to the center of the circles and assemble the body of the turkey. Glue the head onto the body. If you decide to hang this attach a piece of yarn or string on the back. Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in…

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“God Will Deal With The Trouble Makers” – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

Has there been people in your life that have caused you trouble? Like the youth say, “they just keep getting in your face.” In the Bible, Hezekiah was faced with enemies coming against him, causing him trouble, trying to keep him from his destiny. But Hezekiah didn’t get upset. He just kept abiding, kept being faithful and putting God first. In 2 Kings 19 God said, “Hezekiah, I Myself will come against this enemy. He will receive word that he…

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VBS 2020 Winner « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Update: VBS 2020 Winner Posted on October 20, 2019 The poll has now closed and the winner for VBS 2020 is Lifeways Concrete and Cranes. I will post the crafts that i already have on my site for this program this week. In the following weeks I will post new crafts. Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in Bible Crafts and tagged 2020, bible, bible crafts, concrete and cranes, God, Lifeway, VBS, winner. This is Only a Snippet…

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The Gospel: What does “Gospel” mean in the Bible? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Today’s Bible study will dig deep on the word, “Gospel.” We talk about Gospel preaching, Gospel singers, the four Gospels, but what does this word “Gospel” actually mean? Is it about how to go to heaven when we die or is it something more? Let’s consider what the whole Bible, both New and Old Testament, has to say on the topic of the Gospel.…

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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – Saul Meets Jesus – Acts 9:1-19 – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Christian Article

Saul Becomes a Believer. The Conversion of Saul. Why was Saul going to Damascus? Who did Saul meet? What did Jesus tell Saul to do? Saul used to punish and destroy people because they were Christians. Jesus showed Saul He was real so Saul Saul could do a special job for God. What special job did God have for Saul? God called Saul to go tell people in other countries about Jesus. Someday, you might be called by God to…

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Baggage | The CVM Blog – Christian Article

I am currently going through the process of selling my parents flat, and sorting out all the various stuff that is in it, as they are now in a care home.  One of the things that my dad has kept is his fathers’ trunk. Now, this is no normal trunk. His dad was an RSM in the Royal Military police, during both world wars. He worked with Lawrence of Arabia in Egypt and also served as King George the 6thsecurity detail…

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When God speaks life – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how was your week? Mine was good but not without its challenges. What do we do in situations where it seems everything is going wrong? We feel like we have lost relationships, work, our career, our friends and maybe even had to move. Do we hang on to God and His love for us or do we think that because all this stuff is happening, God has forgotten me. I am sure some of the Israelites felt like that.…

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Same Power As Jesus – Godinterest Christian Blogs – Christian Article

I read in the Bible that we have the same resurrection power that Jesus had. I found that so hard to believe, then this thought came to mind. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and get baptised, the Holy Spirit makes His home inside of us, just as He did at Christ’s baptism.  That same Spirit, with the same power that worked miracles and raised Christ from the dead, that resurrection power can do the same for…

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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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What Does “Church” Mean Today? – Christian Article

In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy are exploring some questions about church and get a little help from some friends. What does the church mean in the 21st century? What of our identity, systems, or traditions should be preserved or continued? What needs to die? How do you think the Christian religion will look differently a generation or two from now? Topics and themes discussed: intersectionality, that is, the overlap of the labels we use for people, how differentiation…

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Autism, God, and Family – Christian Article

In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy talk about autism, families, and ableism in the church. Their son, Mattias, who is on the spectrum, comes on the podcast to talk a little bit about what it’s like being on the spectrum, some of the challenges he faces, the most difficult moments in his life, what has changed, his experience in a new school environment, and about the time he told everyone in his class about being on spectrum. Amy and…

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For Those Whose Church Attendance is Down

by Ruth Wilkinson Boston was one of our most unique expeditions. Really interesting city, American history machine aside. Cool architecture, good subway, Chinatown, really easy to get lost, terrible maps, good food. Perfect. Some historic churches. Mostly for “freedom” reasons, of one kind or another. We chanced upon one that really struck me. Not as old as some of the others, probably. No “Paul Revere slept through the sermon here” plaques. But a lovely red brick building, tucked away in…

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When trust is all God says – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Hi have you ever been in a sticky situation and God says trust Me? You really want something more tangible than trust Me but I am here to tell you it’s not going to come. The reason I will talk about later. But let’s think of a couple of situations that we might be in. One of them is if you are a parent. In certain circumstances, you will tell your child/ren trust me.…

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Dangers of Leaving God Out Of The Calculation – DR. DK Olukoya – Christian Article

Ecclezzia.com God gave Abraham the land of Canaan where all the promises made to him were to be accomplished. It was Abraham’s personal decision to go down to Egypt without consulting God and obviously this was outside the plan of God. The decision eventually made Abraham to take over the control of his life from the hands of God who had made wonderful promises to him. He left God out of his calculations and soon became a victim of self-imposed…

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Summer Salad and Jesus – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This evening a group of women from church had a gathering at a friend’s house for an event called “Summer Salad Spectacular”. Well, it was delicious. The kitchen counter was adorned with salads of all kinds, some of which I’m not even sure what they were…and we enjoyed some tea and lemonade. A perfectly ladylike meal. We all split into little groups of conversation in the house and backyard, and it was lovely. The…

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Joseph, The Hated Big Dreamer – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Big Dreaming Joseph Joseph was a big dreamer, but hated by his brothers. He was born to Jacob in his old age from Rachel, the wife he spent 14 years of labor to try to get. Jacob(who God called Israel) loved Joseph more than his other sons. It says so right in the Bible! “Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old…

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God is in the room – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Last month I shared the following when I was leading the prayers at a church service; I thought it might be good to post it here as well. It will probably feed into some long term writing, but here’s a taster. In September I started thinking of the Holy Spirit as a golden current, not literally, but as a kind of visual aid for prayer and reflection. The kind of current you find in…

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