Encouragement

  1. Top Five Posts of 2018

    Top Five Posts of 2018

    As we come to the end of 2018, we are grateful for our long-term readers of this blog as well as those of you who started reading this year, especially those who have subscribed to the Joy for the Next Generationse-newsletter. We thought both long-term and new readers might appreciate a roundup of the 5 most read posts from this past year. We hope these can provide fresh encouragement for you as you prepare for 2019.   ... More

  2. The Fruit of Investing in the Faith of the Next Generation

    The Fruit of Investing in the Faith of the Next Generation

    Romans 10:17 says, "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." One of the great joys we have at Truth78 is receiving testimonies about the fruit of faith that comes as children hear the word of Christ in a variety of settings. We hope you'll be as encouraged as we were by some of the testimonies we've received in the past few months: ... More

  3. The Life-Transforming Gift of Bible Memory

    The Life-Transforming Gift of Bible Memory

    No one wants to give boring presents for Christmas, especially not to children. But there is a gift that is often overlooked in its ability to captivate our minds and hearts. It is a one-of-a-kind gift that is beyond exciting because it is… …sweeter than honey; more valuable than gold; a lamp and a guide; a hiding place and shield; a sword and strong defense; always right, true, and trustworthy; powerful; life-giving; hope-producing; more satisfying than food; unchanging; eternal; and more. ... More

  4. Great Books at Christmas Time: The Prince’s Poison Cup + Book Offer!

    Great Books at Christmas Time: The Prince’s Poison Cup + Book Offer!

    Are you looking for something to occupy your children through the long, cold winter days? Wondering how to keep them busy during the coming school break? Have you considered how you can make Christmas more spiritually significant? One answer to all these questions is to give the gift of great books! One such book is The Prince’s Poison Cup by R. C. Sproul. ... More

  5. Doing Better This Next Year

    Doing Better This Next Year

    I want to do better this next year! I want to step away from the commercialized insanity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and even the commercialization of what some call “Giving Tuesday.” I have realized over the past several months how random, wimpy, and small my prayers are for the children that matter most to me. I want to do better next year for the sake of the next generation—my children, my grandchildren, the children of my church, and their children after them. I want to pray bigger, bolder, and more biblical prayers for them. I am wondering on this Giving Tuesday if there are 9,999 other people who would want to join me in this effort as we anticipate the beginning of a new year. ... More

  6. A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day

    A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day

    Dear Lord, Our hearts are full and we barely know where to begin to express our praise and gratitude for the goodness and mercy that has followed us every day of this year, as with every day of our lives. May we never spare You praise or cease to give You thanks for the daily blessings that we have received from Your generous hand. ... More

  7. Raising Thankful Children

    Raising Thankful Children

    Imagine giving your children a beautifully wrapped package. They eagerly tear off the wrapping to find the treasures inside. What do they find? Simple cards with these words: A breath, A heartbeat, Air, Sunshine, Rain, A glass of water, A piece of bread…What might their reaction be? Would a smile come to their faces? Confusion? Disappointment? Complaints? Yet each of the cards should be a humble and joyful reminder of the daily, and even moment-by-moment, generous and gracious provision of God. ... More

  8. Big, Bold, Biblical Prayers

    Big, Bold, Biblical Prayers

    The needs of those in the next generation, the challenges they face, and the opportunities before them are great. What might God be pleased to do if His people come to Him with big, bold, biblical prayers of faith? ... More

  9. Give Children Life by Telling Them the Truth about Death

    Give Children Life by Telling Them the Truth about Death

    Are you telling your children the truth about death? How you answer their questions about death, and how you bring up truths about death that our culture avoids, are critical to how your children will value life in Christ. ... More

  10. Speaking to Children So They Will Speak Truth

    Speaking to Children So They Will Speak Truth

    At the start of the Truth78 launch event in April 2018, Ryan Fullerton, head pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church spoke about the experience of using Truth78 curriculum in Immanuel's children’s ministry. What follows is drawn from his remarks. ... More