In the midst of a disaster, we often fail to remember the millions upon millions of ways God has been good, kind, and loving to us—even to people who are in rebellion against Him. And there is no greater demonstration of God’s love, goodness, and kindness toward us than in the sacrifice of His one, beloved Son for people who rightly deserved His everlasting wrath so that we might inherit everlasting life and joy. Therefore, whether in sickness or in health, plenty or want, safety or harm, He is deserving of the greatest love, devotion, thankfulness, and praise!... More
Unless something drastically changes, most of us will be experiencing an Easter like none we’ve ever experienced. Sadly, there will be no gatherings with our local churches to worship in glad adoration together and greeting one another with joyous, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” There will be no traditional family gatherings after church with extended family, etc. Most of us will be “locked” in our homes, obeying stay-at-home orders that were issued over the fear of COVID-19.
In a world experiencing turmoil, uncertainty, fear, hardship, suffering, and death there is only one unshakeable hope—knowing, trusting, and resting in the Sovereign Creator of the universe. For those who trust in His sovereign, good, and loving rule, we can endure the present difficulties of this world as we look to Him as our anchor and strength. The King of kings and Lord of lords is on His throne bringing about His perfect purposes, for His glory and our everlasting joy.... More
Some of the most important things we can learn are not to be found in textbooks.
While Sunday Schools aren't meeting, teachers can still provide parents with GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) pages. These pages are simple to use, which is especially helpful since many families are already feeling overwhelmed by the disruptions of daily routines.... More
Now more than ever, we need to clearly and repeatedly communicate to our children the incomparable message of the gospel in all its depth and breadth. They need to have clear, well-articulated, biblical answers to the most pressing questions. ... More
It has always been true that none of us “know what tomorrow will bring” and in recent days we are experiencing just how true it is. Our routines have been disrupted to one degree or another and we are having to adapt to unexpected circumstances. For those who are dealing with the unexpected and unimaginable suspension of weekend church services including Sunday school and midweek activities, consider at least two opportunities that this situation provides.... More
God’s sovereignty over all things does not warrant a “hands-off” approach by God’s people. Rather, God calls His people to display His love, compassion, and mercy to a hurting world. How can we help our children grow in this way? Here are six suggestions.... More
It is amazing to watch how the world, with all its advanced knowledge, technology, and economic power can be thrown into chaos by a virus, or by a tornado ripping through a major city. We really aren’t as strong as we think we are. Yet events such as these offer parents and the church crucial opportunities to help our children understand God’s good and sovereign rule in the midst of disease, calamities, and disasters.
Partners in Discipleship International merges into Truth78 after more than a decade of fruitful ministry partnership. The merger, effective March 1, allows for greater reach to language groups needing discipleship materials for the next generation. ... More