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Let Holiness Be the New Hipster

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The other day I was reading 1 Kings 14:1-20. King Jeroboam’s son was ill so he was sending his wife to the prophet Ahijah to find out if he was going to be OK. He told her not to let the prophet know who she was, probably so Ahijah wouldn’t be tempted to skew his prophecy for the King’s wife. Yet before she even got there, the Lord told Ahijah she was coming, who she was, and what to say. What took place in that meeting got me thinking about holiness in our generation. Continue reading →

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Dreamcatcher Craft for Kids

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Yesterday in Sunday school the kiddos learned about how God gives them wisdom in every situation if they learn to lean on Him, ask, and trust. We did this in the context of Genesis 41:1-40 where Joseph interprets Pharoah’s dream. This, of course, caused me to take a completely different focus with it and center around how God speaks to us while we are yet sleeping.  Continue reading →

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A Lesson in Farming. Kind Of.

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For the past four weeks at my church I’ve been teaching the children about the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13.  Jesus tells the story about a farmer who sowed (planted) seed.  Some seeds fell along the path and the birds ate them up.  Some fell on rocky places where there wasn’t much soil, so even though a little plant started to grow, it quickly dried up since it didn’t have roots.  Some of the seed fell among thorns, which choked the plants.  Lastly, some seed actually fell in good soil and produced a great harvest 30, 60, and 100x what was planted in the first place.

Jesus goes on to explain that the seed is Continue reading →

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