Showdown on Mt. Carmel…Elijah and the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18 Lesson)

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The amazing thing about miraculous stories of the Bible is that they tend to be so, well…miraculous! As we view events of Elijah’s life we see him do remarkable things against all odds. In this story, Elijah confronts hundreds of priests and a wicked king and queen, and under seemingly impossible circumstances manages to overcome. […]

Lesson: A Little Oil and a Lot of Faith…Elijah and the Widow (1 Kings 17:7-24)

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A little goes a long way when it comes to things like horseradish, cayenne pepper, whiny toddlers…and faith! After all, a mustard seed-sized trust promises to relocate mountains in Biblical advice. God celebrates faith and those who demonstrate it. One of those giants of reliance was Elijah. In this lesson, we see through his encounter […]

Elijah Lesson: Evicted, Escaped, and Eating with Birds (1 Kings 17:1-6)

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Following God is not always easy…we have the great privilege and blessing of living in a time and country that are not too threatening for Christians, but this certainly has not always been the case. In the Bible, we see many instances of people suffering for serving God and obeying His instructions. This story is […]

Lesson: Seeds, Fruits, and Planting Character (Galatians 5:22-23; Galatians 6:7-10)

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Jesus spoke often in parables and metaphors, using imagery of things known to explain things that were harder to understand. We can certainly use that example in teaching young students, using simple things to remind them of important truths. In this lesson, fruit is the main object. We will use real samples to discuss the […]

Holy Spirit Memory Object Lesson (1 John 14:26)

Holy Spirit Memory Object Lesson (1 John 14:26)

You and I know that God’s Word has a supernatural quality–it not only empowers, frees and comforts us but it is infused with the Holy Spirit. How many times have I read a verse and all of a sudden, it kind of “jumps off the page.” You see something unique and amazing for the first […]

Lesson: Priceless Pearls… Prioritizing the Right Thing (Matthew 6:19-21)

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Recently, we hosted a church yard sale fundraiser, which brought to mind the incredible amount of utter junk that some people hang onto…do we really need the one-armed doll, headless ceramic duck, or box of warped cassette tapes from 1983? Why is it so hard to let go of things that for all honesty’s sake […]

Lesson: Amazing Grace and Teaching Children the Old Hymns

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There are many wonderful worship songs out there to sing, hear, admire and inspire. For that matter, there are also abundant songs for kids to learn and sing. And modern Christian artists flood the radio with wonderful titles and varieties of music. But sometimes we forget how marvelous and insightful old hymns can be. We […]

Lesson: And when you pray, essentials and essentiality of prayer (Matthew 6:5-7)

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We do it in church, before meals, when we need something…but many times students neglect or fail to understand just what prayer is and how to do it. Does authentic prayer require a certain ritual, motion, or series of words? Why bother to pray if God has a plan already? Here are some ideas and […]