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  1. The Benefits of Upgrading the Old to the New

    The Benefits of Upgrading the Old to the New

    We are so thankful for our many long-term ministry partners who have been using our curricula for years. You eagerly jumped in and began teaching our curricula even before we had fully completed our scope and sequence. Since those early days we have had time to start the process of improving our curricula—making them more teacher and student friendly. What’s the difference between the older versions and the newer revised curricula? Why upgrade the old to the new after all these years? ... More

  2. Freely Spreading Truth78 Resources Around the World

    Freely Spreading Truth78 Resources Around the World

    In my opinion, this represents one of the most exciting things to be found on our new web site:


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  3. Summer Sunday School for All!

    Summer Sunday School for All!

    Are you aware that Truth78 has two wonderful curriculum options for summer Sunday school? And did you know that they have been intentionally designed to include ages 6 years old through adulthood?

    Lord, Teach Us to Pray is a study for children and adults on the Lord’s Prayer.

    The Righteous Shall Live by Faith is a study for children and adults on the Ten Commandments. While either of these 13-week curricula can be easily adapted for use in a class for children only, there are many benefits to having an intergenerational class.  As Sally Michael explains,

    I think God’s intent for the generations is that we should bless one another, support one another, enco ... More

  4. Encouraging Moms for Their Great Calling

    Encouraging Moms for Their Great Calling

    Mother’s Day will soon be upon us, but more than heart-warming cards, breakfast in bed, beautiful flowers, or a day of peaceful rest, I pray that motherhood would be seen and embraced for the great calling it is, as reflected in these words by Charles Spurgeon:

    O dear mothers you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He has in effect said to you, “Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give you your wages.” You are called to equip the future man of God that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the man to love his God and serve Him. Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship, but dr ... More

  5. What Will They KNOW in Suffering?

    What Will They KNOW in Suffering?

    As many of you may already know, David and Sally Michael’s daughter has been experiencing serious and ongoing medical issues. Here is a wonderful perspective from Sally as their family undergoes this time of suffering and difficult transition.

    So how do I feel? Sad, frustrated, helpless, discouraged, grieving...Don't ask me how I feel. Ask me what I know. What I know to be true about God. What I know His Word promises. What I know about our sure and certain hope. What I know is:

      • God will never leave us or forsake us.
      • God's mercies are new every morning.
      • God's grace is sufficient for us, for His power is made perfect in or weakness.
      • God has promised all things will work out for our good.
      • God understands that we are but dust.
      • God's
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  6. The Importance of Formal Bible Instruction in the Home

    The Importance of Formal Bible Instruction in the Home

    I love the idea of “informal Bible instruction.” What I mean by this is the impulse to look for everyday opportunities to speak biblical truth into the lives of our children, modeling for them a life of faith and obedience. But what about formal instruction in the home? In his excellent book, Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting, William Farley stresses the importance of including formal Bible instruction as a regular routine in the home. Although he is speaking specifically to fathers, others will benefit from his words, including mothers, children’s ministry leaders, and volunteers. ... More

  7. Easter Joy in Resurrection Victory

    Easter Joy in Resurrection Victory

    As you celebrate Easter, may this prayer be encouraging in shaping your personal prayers of praise and in serving you in opportunities you might have to pray with your family and others. ... More

  8. He Is Risen!—A Free Devotional for Families

    He Is Risen!—A Free Devotional for Families

    This Sunday, we celebrate the historical, bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Most children in our homes and churches are already acquainted with the stunning narratives of the resurrection as recorded in the Gospels. Many can even recite the angel’s words to the women at the empty tomb: “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.” However, it’s also paramount that we teach them the glorious significance of Jesus’ resurrection—what it accomplished, what it guarantees for the future, and how we obtain these promises.

    The resurrection of Jesus is God's gift and proof that his death was completely successful in blotting out the sins of his people and removing the wrath of God...From the cross the Son of God cried, "It is finished" (John 19:30). And by means of the resurrection, God the Father cries, "It was finished indeed!" The great work of paying for our sin and providing our righteousness and satisfying God's justice was finished in the death of Jesus. Then, in the grave, he had the right and the power to take the keys of death and open the door for all who come to him by faith.—John Piper (from The Passion of Jesus Christ, copyright ©2004, pages 100-101)
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  9. 4 Words to Help Children Understand Jesus’ Death

    4 Words to Help Children Understand Jesus’ Death

    Take time on Good Friday to read and talk about these words with your children:

    And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”  And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.Matthew 27:28-31 ... More

  10. In the Works: A New Kind of Children’s Bible Resource

    In the Works: A New Kind of Children’s Bible Resource

    Among all the resources that Truth78 has developed over the years and all the ones we are planning for in the future, I don’t think there is one that I am more excited about than More Than a Story, a new resource to introduce children to the whole counsel of God. ... More