The short answer to the question, "Should we teach preschool children about hell?" is "yes," but some guiding principles and foundational teaching are critical.... More
We need to train our children from a young age to appreciate and participate in the worship service. To do this, they need to be in the worship service. Church services give us the opportunity to come into the presence of God with other people of God, both young and old. As children observe and join believers in worship, they learn to focus on God and see His greatness (learn more at Children in the Church Service).
Teachers: Do you ever find yourself “bursting at the seams” before you enter the classroom? Are you bursting because your mind and heart have been so excited, moved, and transformed by what you have feasted on through the Word during the week that you just can’t wait to share it with the children?
One of my great joys in teaching children biblical truth is how the Lord uses the time spent in lesson preparation to feed my own soul.
As a parent and grandparent, there is a special joy that comes from watching your family grow and mature. But amidst all the fun, and the giggles and smiling faces of my grandchildren, there is a verse that comes to mind that reorients my joy and makes me long and pray for something much deeper for their lives as they grow up…
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children [and grandchildren] are walking in the truth.(3 John 4)... More
As we come to the end of 2019, we are grateful for our long-term readers of this blog as well as those of you who started reading in the past year.
We thought you might appreciate a review of the 5 most read posts from this past year. We hope these are an encouragement for you as you prepare for the year ahead.
As the year comes to a close, it is fitting to praise God for His help and grace, to give thanks for His provision, and to look to Him to guide 2020. We marvel as we look back on 2019 to see all that God accomplished!
We rejoice today because Jesus visited us!Heaven’s door has been opened.A child has been born.A son has been given.The eternal King of Israel is here!... More
We praise God for the significant ways He expanded our efforts toward meeting the global need over the past year, through bringing to Truth78 an international director of resource development, through a special training opportunity in Mexico, through the labors of strategic translation partners, and through a new outlet for translated resources. Looking toward 2020, we’re excited about the opportunities God is graciously giving us.... More
Christmas is almost here, and many of us have been focusing on the birth of Jesus in our classrooms and homes. As we do this, let’s use this opportunity to also focus on how all the events and details surrounding His birth point to the faithfulness and truthfulness of God.
Genevieve de Deugd, mother of eight, was looking for a way to teach her children about the names of God when she found God’s Names. What struck her as she read it aloud to her children, ages 0-10, was how providential their reading was for their circumstances. “We seem to always be reading the exact chapter we need for whatever issue we are facing at the time,” she said. “This has happened over and over and over again!”