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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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Is the Gospel of John a Forgery? – Christian Article

 Hugo Méndez (Chapel Hill) wrote a provocative article on “Did the Johannine Community Exist?” JSNT 40.3 (2020) where he questions the existence of a Johannine community because the Gospel of John and the Epistles of John are a forgery! You can read the article at sage in hypertext format. The abstract reads: This article challenges the historical existence of the ‘Johannine community’ – a hypothesized group of ancient churches sharing a distinctive theological outlook. Scholars posit such a community to explain the…

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Paper Calendars or Online Calendars (Part 1) – Christian Article

Have you ever been late to a meeting because you simply forgot about it? Have you scheduled an evening meeting at the same time your son had a basketball game? In the next three posts, we’ll take a look at calendaring and if you should utilize an online calendar or a paper calendar. Online Calendars We live in a day with instant access to social media, email, podcasts, books, bank account information and much more all on our smart phone device.…

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April 6, 2020- Five missiles fired at ‘American’ oil company in Iraq :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth March 30 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that area…

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A chance to do less, well – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Let’s face it kids, as youth workers we’re incredibly trigger happy when it comes to projects. I’m not sure if it’s our attention-deficient-riddled brains, or just too many years hooked on the out-of-date tuckshop sugar highs, but we start more projects than we have hot dinners. We just can’t help ourselves. In my first youth work job there was already twenty-two projects, clubs and events that I oversaw, so what did I do in the four years in post? I…

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April 3, 2020- What Love Looks Like; Texas Governor Deems Religious Services Essential :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth March 30 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that area…

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Youth Leader, What’s In Their Suitcase During This Crisis? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My church has a powerhouse Christian couple who’s been teaching a small group for young parents for more than 20 years. They help new parents gain a vision for discipling their kids. They use a metaphor to help parents understand their spiritual role in their kids’ lives: in raising your children, you’re packing their suitcase. The child will be under your care and tutelage for a limited period. You are packing their spiritual suitcase during this season, and then you’ll…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is NOW AVAILABLE! – Christian Article

People sometimes say that the day a book is released is like giving birth for an author. I used to think that was a cheesy analogy, but I have to admit there’s a lot of truth to it. I’ve poured an enormous amount of work into Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have over the last two years, and TODAY is the day it is finally released into the world! It’s a thrill to…

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25 Ways to Teach Children About the Resurrection of Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Many teachers are making plans to tell the resurrection story on Easter Sunday.  Whether at Easter or any other time here are some ideas that will help you share what is the most important event… More This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Mary Read Full Article

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Free 21-Day Devotion for Students – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By sin, the perfection of creation has been broken, but God’s redemptive plan is beautifully underway. This 21-day devotional for students is perfect to start now, or utilize following Easter. Help students digest what happened before, during, and after Jesus’ crucifixion and what it means for our lives now. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Katie Wylie Read Full Article

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In This World You Will Have Trouble. . . And We Do. . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My head is spinning. This morning, my father went to be with Jesus. I am a bit numb. Two days ago, a life-long college friend died from the Covid-19 virus. Yesterday, an early-in-my-ministry mentor passed away. Add to that the fact Covid-19 is causing fear and anxiety just about everywhere. My head is cloudy right now. And so I reached back a few minutes ago to find and read these words I penned two years ago. . . “Come and…

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Two New Mike Bird Books to Hit the Shelves Next Week – Christian Article

Thanks to Eerdmans and Zondervan Academic, here are my two latest books, simultaneously released next week, one about Abraham in Romans and another one about the Bible and Red Heads. Romans: Following in the Feet of the Foreskinned Faith of our Forefather (Eerdmans) – If the title weirds you out, then please read Rom 4:12 in Greek, I had to fight the Eerdmans editorial and marketing team for the title, but I got my way (after a very big dummy…

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May 31, 2020- 84-year-old couple, after two weeks in hospital, cured of Coronavirus :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth March 30, 2020 Edition written by Frank DiMora  How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that…

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The YouthWorkHacks YouTube Channel – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

With all the stuck-at-home youth workers, benched students, and digital revolution in ministry taking off, this seems like a pretty legit time to launch the new YouthWorkHacks YouTube Channel. Who is it for? I’m aiming all the content in this to begin with at new youth workers, or youth work students. It’s not made for the veteran practitioner. If you find it helpful too – great – but the idea is to stay simple and broad for a while, and…

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March 27, 2020- Western Wall prayer to end coronavirus attracts thousands of viewers :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth March 24, 2020 Edition written by Frank DiMora  How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that…

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Household Worship- A Guide For Families Going to Church Online – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This one come to us from Rooted staff and steering committee member Chelsea Kingston Erickson, who serves as Pastor of Youth Families in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Erickson developed this for her church families who are practicing virtual worship together during the COVID-19 pandemic, just as many of you are. In it she lays some important foundations for how to talk with your kids about online church: how we are doing it now, and why this is a temporary solution, not a…

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3 Minute Theology – Does God Exist? – Christian Article

Does God exist? Even as a Christian it’s a question I continue to wrestle with, but trying to argue other people into believing in God is not something I’m interested in doing. At least not anymore. There’s a different, more important question I think we should we asking ourselves about faith in God whether we believe God exists or not. Check out this first installment of 3 Minute Theology to find out what that question is. This is Only…

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Unprecedented Circumstances Require Unprecedented Leadership – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode, Ben talks with Zac Workun about the unprecedented times that we are facing right now. The landscape of student ministry has changed drastically in the past two weeks and Ben and Zac talk about how to continue being a leader and how to minister to your students during this time. Show Notes and Quotes: Pause to identify the purpose of what you are doing.  Now is the time…

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Crisis And Providence. . . A Time For Growth. . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“What is the Lord doing?” That might be the most-asked question followers of Jesus have been voicing over the last couple of weeks. It’s a good question to ask for several reasons. For one, it recognizes that God is, in fact, in control and at work. We must never forget that reality. And second, it reveals that we want to be in step with His will and way as He works those out during our current health crisis. For me,…

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different forms of the same thing… – Christian Article

Sometimes it feels like we are just exchanging one thing for another. Take for example our current state of affairs. Most things are cancelled. Kids are out of school. Practices are off. Plays are on hold. The extra things that we have filled or lives with for years are not happening and yet…we’ve simply traded one form of exhaustion for another. We’ve traded in our physical exhaustion for an emotional exhaustion. You’re emotionally exhausted because you now have to answer…

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Interview with Jarvis Williams on Galatians – Christian Article

Jarvis Williams is an Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has just published a commentary on Galatians in the NCCS edited by myself and Craig Keener. Here’s an interview I conducted with Jarvis about Galatians. Jarvis, tell us about your earlier studies on Paul and the atonement. My previous work on atonement in Paul’s theology relates to comparisons with the Jewish martyrological texts found in 2 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees, the…

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May 25, 2020- Tornado rips across Mississippi and Alabama, causing injuries and damage :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth March 24, 2020 Edition written by Frank DiMora  How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that…

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Life changing one-day reads for the self-isolated – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

With many of us spending more time working from home and less time on projects, I thought I would list off some of my very favourite one-day-reads. These are books that can easily be read in one day, with a few brew breaks, and should – every one of them – change how we think. Please note that I’m not advocating for everything in them, but I am advocating for the effect they have on how we think. Some are…

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The Window for Our Children – JIM MARTIN – Christian Article

The window is getting smaller. I thought about this as I watched our grandson, Brody, play basketball on Saturday. He will be in the fourth grade this calendar year. That is only nine years away from high school graduation. 9 Years! Nine years before he finishes high school. That is really not much — at all. If it sounds like a lot of time, you might ask the parents of this year’s high school graduating class (2020). Many of them…

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Helping Our Kids Through Grief and Disappointment Caused by COVID-19 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Two weeks ago my college senior sat through her last college class ever. Only she didn’t know it at the time. Like college students across the United States, she learned that because of COVID-19 her university was moving all courses to an online format for the remainder of the semester. The thought of no more 8 am classes, a three-hour lab, or a boring professor’s lectures may have been welcome news for some students. But like many others, my daughter…

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