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  1. Biblical Truth #4—Disease, Disasters, and Calamities Point to Our Desperate Need for Jesus

    Biblical Truth #4—Disease, Disasters, and Calamities Point to Our Desperate Need for Jesus

    The world makes much of independence and self-sufficiency. Yet we are to our very core, by God’s good design, dependent and needy creatures. But we often don’t recognize the breadth and depth of this neediness until a crisis arises. The world is under a curse because of sin, and no amount of technology, intellectual know-how, hard work, or lending a hand to our neighbor, while all good things, will satisfy or provide for our greatest need—the need for salvation in Christ alone. This fourth lesson in the devotional series focuses on our desparate need for Jesus.... More

  2. Now My Eye Sees You: The Testing of Job

    Now My Eye Sees You: The Testing of Job

    At a time when our world has been shaken, fear and confusion can invade our hearts. But God’s Word gives us the truths we need to stand firm in this shifting world. The book of Job written centuries ago speaks timeless truths we need for today. Do your children know these truths? Sally Michael shares a summary of those truths as she reads chapter 9, Now My Eye Sees You: The Testing of Job, from her forthcoming book More Than a Story. ... More

  3. Embrace a biblical vision for the faith of the next generation

    Embrace a biblical vision for the faith of the next generation

    What is the point of a church having Sunday School or other programs for children and youth? Will it have a lasting spiritual difference in their lives? Is your own home serving as a crucible for Christian discipleship? What are your dreams and aspirations regarding the faith of your children? What will be needed from both church and home to guide and inspire the next generations toward mature faith in Christ? Biblical vision! ... More

  4. Biblical Truth #3—God has Subjected the Whole World to a Curse Because of Sin

    Biblical Truth #3—God has Subjected the Whole World to a Curse Because of Sin

    In the midst of peace, prosperity, and comfort, people often gloss over the utter brokenness of our world. But sudden calamities, like the one we are experiencing, have a way of stripping away the veneer of “all is well.” Something is desperately wrong with the world. All creation groans. Why?... More

  5. Discipling Children During and Beyond a Time of Disruption

    Discipling Children During and Beyond a Time of Disruption

    In a special interview David Michael and Timothy Paul Jones answer the question, "How might the pandemic change how the church and families disciple our children?" Additionally, David shares a timely vision and framework for discipleship found in the newly released book Zealous: 7 Commitments for the Discipleship of Children.... More

  6. 7 ways to be zealous for the faith of the next generation

    7 ways to be zealous for the faith of the next generation

    “Zealous” is not a word you hear very often. Yet we are seeing it in action all around us. The current events have called for measures that are intense, vigorous, passionate, earnest…zealous. Even handwashing is being done with a renewed sense of fervency. We are being reminded that half-hearted, apathetical responses simply cannot combat life and death realities. Zeal is needed. But the need for zeal is especially called for when it comes to grounding our children in the gospel. ... More

  7. Biblical Truth #2—God Is Good, Loving, and Right in All He Does

    Biblical Truth #2—God Is Good, Loving, and Right in All He Does

    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

  8. An Easter Like No Other?  (+ Free Lessons)

    An Easter Like No Other? (+ Free Lessons)

    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. ... More

  9. Biblical Truth #1—God Is Sovereign Over All

    Biblical Truth #1—God Is Sovereign Over All

    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

  10. The Most Important Lessons of This Spring

    The Most Important Lessons of This Spring

    Some of the most important things we can learn are not to be found in textbooks. ... More