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Teaching Theology to Kids Is Fun

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Theology for Kids? Does God want our children to learn theology? ABSOLUTELY! In Psalm 78, Asaph the psalmist says that the purpose of his psalm is to teach children who God is and what he has done to save his people in the history of salvation. Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;    incline your ears to the words of my mouth! . . .things that we have heard and...

Redefining Self-Care

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The self-care trend Self-care is defined in the Oxford Language Dictionary as “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” Self-care is not a word you are going to find in the Bible. This may be one reason why some Christians pause when they hear it. They may wonder if self-care is a concept in...

Trauma and God’s Care for Children

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As followers of Christ, we are called to care for the weak, vulnerable, and hurting. Children who experience trauma are, sadly, a prime example of this. They are a sobering reminder of the reality that things in the world are not as they should be. Too often children have been passed off as a nuisance and a burden, something to be “seen and not heard.” But the Bible shows us that a child is...

Helping a Friend in Need

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Most of us remember a time when a friend came alongside us and said just the right thing, listened with compassion, or cared enough to bring us some needed correction. At the same time, most of us would admit we sometimes feel ill equipped to know what to say or do when a friend is struggling emotionally or spiritually. The question really isn’t whether we will be called to help a friend in...

Five Ways to Demonstrate Love in Leadership

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Aaron became an elder in a church where I was the lead pastor. He was intelligent, knowledgeable of the Bible, a good husband and father, a good Bible teacher, and he discipled others. By all qualifications, he was a model elder. I was excited to have someone so capable to serve alongside in our growing church. I needed his strong leadership. As soon as the church installed him as an elder, his...

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