but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
A Note to Parents About Memory Verses
The Family Discipleship Department is very committed to the memorization of Bible verses. We believe that memorized verses have tremendous potential for promoting spiritual growth. For this reason, we are committed to encouraging children and youth to learn the FOUNDATION VERSES (Preschool & Kindergarten) and FIGHTER VERSES (and older).
What is in a Palm Branch?
Why pass out palm branches to children? Is it just a “fun,” “interesting” novelty to them? After all, there sure aren’t palm branches in Minnesota! What is in a palm branch anyway?
What is in a palm branch is opportunity. Palm Sunday celebrates the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem. Palm branches and cloaks were thrown into his path and hosannas were shouted for joy. As a reminder of this joyful reception of Jesus, we pass out palm branches to the children in hopes that they too will joyfully receive Jesus.
HOW TO USE THE FIGHTER VERSES IN INSTRUCTION
The Fighter Verses are a wonderful means to share the Word of God with our children. Breakfast time or supper time, riding in the car, or any time in which the family is together would be a good time for instructional conversation about the Fighter Verses. Below are a few tips to remember as you share God's Word with your children.
1. KEEP IT SHORT. A short instructional time that catches and holds a child's interest is better than a long drawn out time that leaves the child bored and frustrated.
Memory Verse Games
1. Erase a Word—Write the memory verse on the board. Erase the verse a word at a time, each time asking the children to say the verse.
2. Write each word of the memory verse on a slip of paper. Children must place the slips in the correct order.
3. Children line up or sit in a circle. Each child says a word (or phrase) of the verse, going from child to child.
4. Write the first letter of each word of the memory verse on the board. Children then try to write the verse.
Dr. Kurt Elting-Ballard spoke at the South MOMS meeting on April 3, 2012. Dr.
Listen to the message given to the South MOMS meeting on April 3, 2012. Dr. Kurt Elting-Ballard clarifies some points made in earlier messages.
One of the ways adult children can show honor for their parents—many who may require medical assistance on a regular, or even daily, basis—is to explore helpful residential environments.
The Minnesota Iowa Baptist Conference is invested in Avinity, the new name for what was formerly Twin Cities Christian Homes.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. —Proverbs 25.28
Be encouraged as Pastor Kempton and his wife, Caryn, remind moms that every believer had been empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a self-controlled life for the glory of Christ.