Celebrating Easter | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Hey friends! Here is another email that I’ve sent to the parents in our ministry. It is filled with ideas parents can use this week as they celebrate Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. I just wanted to share it with you in case you might find some things that will work in your ministry too. I hope this is a meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. Your friend, Mr. Mark Dear Parents— With Easter arriving…

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Abounding in Hope | Devotional by Katy H Jones – Christian Article

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 I haven’t watched television since 1994. I used to listen to the news on the radio and read the newspaper headlines until my cancer returned with a vengeance in 2015. After that, I decided I didn’t want to focus on all that was going wrong in this…

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29 March 2020 – Receive Jesus to Experience Extraordinary Miracles – Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes – New Creation Church Sermon Notes – Christian Article

  29 March 2020 – Receive Jesus to Experience Extraordinary Miracles – Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes – New Creation Church Sermon Notes Pastor Joseph Prince shared that in this time of darkness, Jesus is calling His church to actively receive Him to experience His extraordinary miracles and protection in their lives. All these signs of darkness just shows that the dawn of our Lord’s return is coming very soon!  Praise and Worship Songs Performed:1. Anthem of Grace – New…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and the End Times – End Times Christian Article

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 [also called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (or SARS-CoV-2)] is continuing to spread around the globe from its origin in the Wuhan region in China. It is now threatening the health and the economy of all countries, as normal life shuts down to contain the infection. Thousands of people have died from this serious disease, and stock markets have crashed in response to its threat. The coronavirus infection is the latest pandemic of modern times,…

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It’s Us He Wants | Devotional by Debbie West – Christian Article

“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” Psalm 51:16-17 King David is one of the great men of the Bible. He is held in high esteem among Christians and Jews as a pillar of the Faith. But a closer look shows just how broken David was. Though he was…

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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – Jesus Gives His Followers a Job to Do – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:36-49 – Christian Article

Matthew 28:16-20 … Jesus’ Final Orders to His Disciples. The Great Commission. Luke 24:36-49 … Jesus Appears to the Disciples. Jesus Other Appearances. A witness is someone who has seen something happen and tells others about it. The disciples were witnesses of Jesus’miracles, His death, and how He came back to life. Jesus wanted to tell other people about all the things He had done. A good exercise is to let children spell the name of the city and state…

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God Will Take Care of You! – Christian Article

“The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade”  Psalm 121:5 Does God watch over us? We know the Bible tells us He does, but have you experienced it yourself? I received this e-mail recently from a lady who tells her story of God’s care. “I required knee surgery a few years ago; I prayed a lot before surgery asking God to guide the hands of all those in surgery and to bring me…

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Love Abiding | Devotional by Allan Mitchell – Christian Article

“Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love; just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”  John 15:9-11 (NASB) In today’s confused fallen world, love is a complex and ambiguous word. As I…

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Jesus Understands | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

Who will love me?  I feel so old.  Unloved.  Unwanted.  Abandoned.  I  just want to cry and sleep forever…   It’s a cry.  Can you hear it? The divorced.  The abandoned child.  A one-night stand.  A silent phone.  Cries of loneliness. The most gut-wrenching cry of loneliness in history didn’t come from a widow or a patient.  It came from a hill, from a cross, from a Messiah. “My God, my God,” Jesus screamed.  “Why did you abandon me?” (Matthew 27:46).…

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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – Jesus Returns to Heaven – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Luke 24:50-53; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11 – Christian Article

Jesus Is Taken Up Into Heaven. The Ascension. The Disciples Commissioned. Where did Jesus go? Will people on earth ever see Jesus again? Acts 1:11 … “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking at the sky? Jesus has been taken away from you into heaven. But He will come back in the same way you saw Him go.” Jesus’ work on earth was done. He got to go back to heaven and reign with God, His…

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How Can We Declare God’s Word Over Our Lives – Godinterest – Christian Article

It amazes me that we have so many weak, powerless Christians. Did you know that when you speak the Word of God, it activates power in your life? In fact, today’s verse says to not let it depart from your mouth. In other words, keep speaking and confessing the Word of God – no matter what your circumstances seem like. When you keep God’s Word in your mind, heart and mouth, it empowers you to obey all that the Lord…

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Crushed Spirit | Devotional by Phil Ware – Christian Article

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  Psalm 34:18 Thought While many of us are richly blessed spiritually and physically, many of God’s people face hardship and difficulty. You may be one of those in difficult circumstances. Please remember that God has not abandoned you. Jesus is the great reminder that God cares and involves himself with the broken, forgotten, and downtrodden. Please know as well, that tens of thousands are praying…

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Why I Rarely Share My Personal Testimony and Why Shouldn’t Be Quick to Share Yours (Video) – Christian Article

In this devotional, given to the staff at Samaritan’s Purse, J. Warner describes the way contemporary Christians have reinterpreted the nature of Christian “testimony.” How did the earliest Christians use this word, and what does their use of the term tell us about our duty as Christians? Be sure to visit the great work Samaritan’s Purse is doing with Operation Heal Our Patriots: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/coldcasechristianity To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information…

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Our Dependable God | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

From the first chapter of Scripture, the Bible makes a case for the dependability of God.  Without exception when God spoke, something wonderful happened.  By divine fiat there was light, land, beaches, and creatures.  God consulted no advisers.  He needed no assistance. “For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:9). The same power is seen in Jesus.  He is unchanging.  He’s never caught off guard by the unexpected. “God never changes or casts…

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It’s Never Too Late | Devotionals by Fab Batsakis – Christian Article

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we think. Maybe the doctor gave you a negative report, or it appears you’re past the age of having the family you’ve longed to have. Or you’re still waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right. Maybe you had it all, and you lost…

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Angela Watkins Rivers: Sunday – God Starts the Church – Children’s Sunday School Lesson – Acts 2:1-12, 22-24, 36-41 – Christian Article

God sent the wind and the fire and gave the disciples the ability to speak in different languages. He did this so all the people would know that God had decided it was time to start the church. Peter wanted everyone to know that the man they knew as Jesus was the Son of God. People who belong to God’s church believe that Jesus is God’s Son. What makes the church special? What special thing about Jesus do people in…

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When and How Much Should We Rely on Biblical Experts? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace discusses Cold-Case Christianity with Brady Blevins from the Atheist Christian Book Club. In this clip, J. Warner answers an objection leveled by an atheist in the group: Readers see that you (J. Warner) seem to agree with some scholars in your book but disagree with others. How does this make sense? J. Warner addresses this issue as he describes the nature of circumstantial evidence. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist.…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Prayer Light Tubes – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is a fun way to celebrate Jesus as the light of the world, especially if you are celebrating Candlemas this Sunday! Traditionally at Candlemas (or the Presentation of Christ), the passage from Luke 2 where Simeon and Anna meet Jesus is read and we hear the famous lines: “Now, Lord, you can let me, your servant, die in peace as you said.30 I have seen with my own eyes how you will save your people.31     Now all people can see your…

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You Are God’s Great Idea – Christian Article

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be”. Psalm 139:15–16 (NIV) If you grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18–19a NIV),…

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Problems Have a Purpose | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

“Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15 NLT God will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems. My dying dad in West Texas. The last three years of his life were scarred by A.L.S. The disease took him from a healthy mechanic to a bedbound paralytic. He lost his voice and his muscles, but he never lost…

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When We Are Fearful | Devotional by Charles Stanlety – Christian Article

Read: Isaiah 41:8-20 (see bottom) Throughout the Bible, God encourages us not to be afraid or anxious, because as His children, we have no basis for fear. Of course, there are reasons to be cautious about what we do and where we go, but living in a state of anxiety is uncalled-for. We all have different fears—such as fear of criticism, illness, death, and poverty. These are universal worries, but they’re symptoms of something deep inside that feeds our concerns.…

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Fixing the foundations – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are you all? Well it has been a hot week here. On Sunday we celebrated Australia Day. It was also my youngest son’s birthday. Double celebration? How has your week been? Last time we talked about the fact that 2020 is the year of restoration. In last week’s blog, we talked about pulling the walls down that we have built around ourselves. This week I want to focus on fixing the foundations. For that I want to look…

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Cultivating & Guarding Children’s Love for Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Why do children love Jesus so much? In the Gospels, it’s clear that they loved Jesus because He first loved them. Jesus wasn’t posing for future artists when He invited children to gather around him. Actually, He didn’t have to do any coaxing. Children loved Him. So did their parents, who were eager for Jesus to bless their children. Jesus With Children Like a beloved uncle or grandfather, Jesus would put His hands on their heads and pray for them.…

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What are you aiming at this year? – Christian Article

Especially for our Chinese brothers, here is Nathan’s New Year blog that should have published on the 1st January. 新年快乐 A quick search on the internet reveals that only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually manage to keep them and hit their goals. Now, we know that after about 6 weeks a new routine or habit gets easier because your mind and body responds positively to it, and adapt it as a new pattern for your…

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Is God Pleased with You? – Christian Article

No words can explain, nor describe the love of God. God is please with you.  Let me repeat that, God is pleased with you. Some of the greatest minds in history have struggled to categorize or give meaning to God’s love. It is far beyond our human understanding and definition. Despite our inability to ever comprehend the vastness and depth of God’s love, Christ made His love fully known to us when He sacrificed Himself to free us from the…

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