Grace IS Amazing – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata My favorite doctrines are Grace, followed by Providence. Grace that is extended by our loving God is shocking and amazing and wonderful. I was saved later in life and I remember what it felt like to live a sinful life in rebellion against God. It was confusing and upsetting, most of the time. I read a lot, and enjoyed historical books and the world’s myths. As I read books, all the world’s made-up gods were capricious or…

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The Mod | Israel’s King Come to Save – Christian Article

“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.’” John 12:13 The crowds had followed him to Jerusalem. Even more crowds had come out to exalt him as king while he entered. People were no longer whispering about who this Jesus of Nazareth could be; instead, they were shouting “Hosanna!” Beckoning him to save them now. They…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Palm Sunday Discovery Basket – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Palm Sunday Discovery Basket Pages Palm Sunday Discovery Basket I’ve put together a discovery basket for younger children when we do our Easter family activities morning. This basket looks at the story of Palm Sunday and I’ll have some story books with it so that parents can help children to engage with the items! Contents include:  Donkey puppet, plastic palm leaves, palm crosses, a crown, strips of fabric of different textures (to represent the cloaks put…

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Making Room for the Cross Between Palm Sunday and Easter – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Both lend themselves to all sorts of exciting possibilities for the Sunday school classroom — special colorful crafts and activities, joyful and boisterous songs, and an enthusiastic presentation of the biblical narratives. Children love it and churches often go to great lengths to highlight these celebrations in the classroom. But what about the biblical narrative of the cross? Where does it fit in between these back-to-back Sunday celebrations? After all, the events surrounding Jesus’ death…

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3 Short Words: Why the ‘Date’ of Palm Sunday Is so Profound – Christian Article

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. — Isaiah 46:10, NIV The significance of Palm Sunday was lost on me as a child. I suspect it’s lost on most Christian adults, too. My first memories of Palm Sunday were of sitting patiently in Sunday school next to my friends, holding palm fronds. When signaled, we waved them high while singing “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!” to a slightly off-key piano. I…

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