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The Ethical Lesson for the Young in the Corona-Crisis – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Media, government leaders, and adults have all expressed a great deal of frustration with the young people’s lack of compliance to social distancing during the Coronavirus Crisis. States shut down their beaches after pictures surfaced of college-age spring-breakers flooding the coastline in full violation of social distancing recommendations. Government leaders, healthcare authorities, media outlets, and the President of the United States himself have warned and implored young people to obey the quarantine regulations, if not for themselves, then for the…

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The Image and Roles of the Holy Spirit Important things to learn. – Christian Article

If the Holy Spirit does not lead you, sorry you are a dead person alive! [oops I didn’t mean to punch you hard] There was a lot of discussions and debates for centuries, where churches and scholars attempted to fully comprehend the image of the Holy Spirit and describing its role. The early church came to an ultimate understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit and His work; we then inherited these traditions. The early church understood that the…

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The Blessing of Boundaries | DiscipleBlog.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
 and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26-27). How Kids Think Kids complain, “My parents won’t let me do anything!“ As children grow older, they want fewer restrictions and more freedom. Kids cannot understand why parents don’t trust their judgment. They view parental boundaries as roadblocks to their independence. How God Thinks Boundaries provide both security…

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Bible Drive-Thru: What’s Faith? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Hebrews 11:1-12 TO CHEW ON: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.“ Hebrews 11:1 Think about some of the ways you show faith every day. If you jump from the third step, you have faith that you will land, not on the ceiling or against the wall, but on the floor. If you plug in an iron and turn it on, you don’t touch the bottom, because you…

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Is your faith alive or dead? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: James 2:14-19 TO CHEW ON: “In the same way, faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17Someone wakes you up at night yelling, “Fire!” How will you show you believe the warning? Of course you’ll get out of the house. The sign says, “Beward – shallow Water.” What will prove you believe the sign? If you’re smart, you won’t dive! It’s easy to connect faith and action in the physical world. But there are…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Reasons to Obey – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 1 John 5:1-5 TO CHEW ON: “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,for everyone born of God overcomes the world.“ 1 John 5:3,4 Which of these people would you obey? policeman teacher doctor parent God Did you choose them all? Name one reason to obey: a policeman: a teacher: a doctor: a parent: God: We have different reasons for obeying. We may obey the policeman because we know…

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Bible Drive-Thru: In Love – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 2 John 1-13 TO CHEW ON: “I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” 2 John 5-6 To “walk in love” means different things to different people. To some it means having a crush on a special person. To others it means having a best friend who is always there for you.…

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Following Jesus Will Cost More Than You Think But It’s Worth It – Christian Article

I was 18 and at a young life summer staff camp when I first thought about the cost of following Jesus. I was a leader at this three-week camp. During this time, I was confronted with some hard questions while living among other Christians. It was the first time I realized that to follow Jesus; there would be some sacrifices. I realized at this moment that following Jesus will cost more than you think. Although at the time I didn’t…

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Transformational Discipleship | DiscipleBlog.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Many churches equate discipleship with knowledge … but the essence of discipleship is transformational not informational. Jesus did not merely ask us to teach everything He commanded. He asked us to teach people to obey everything He commanded, and the difference is massive (Matthew 28:19). The end result of discipleship is not merely the knowledge of all Jesus commanded but the obedience to all Jesus commanded.” 1 Greg Baird poses this pivotal question regarding children: “Are you practicing informational discipleship…

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Discipleship ≠ Following Christ Your Way – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Sam Allberry: Our theme is “Rediscovering Discipleship, the Forgotten Cost, and Blessing of Following Jesus his way,” which I think is the longest title I’ve ever had for anything I’ve spoken on. And I figured if I just read out the title, that will probably take up most of the breakout time anyway. What I plan to do is…

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How To Read Bible Scriptures In Three Simple Steps – Christian Article

Many of us struggle to read the Bible because the contents in the Bible aren’t always easy to understand literally. A standard Bible translation comprises 3, 566, 480 letters. Those letters are then condensed into 783, 137 words and the words are filled into 31,101 verses, and the verses are packaged into what we describe as chapters. There are 1,189 chapters found in 66  books of the Bible and 66 books are divided into two divisions known as ‘Old Testament’…

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Compromise Kills – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

A man went bear hunting. Soon, a large, brown bear came lumbering across his path searching for berries. The hunter had the bear in his sights and began to squeeze the trigger. What happened next was unexpected. The bear turned and asked, “Excuse me. Isn’t it better to talk than shoot? Why don’t we try to negotiate this matter?” The surprised hunter lowered his gun and said, “Okay….I guess I’m open to that.” “What do you want exactly?” the bear…

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