Introduction Every year, our congregation gives free bibles to all of our third-grade students. Until this point, we have given them the Faith Alive Study Bible, but CPH just changed the translation for that to the ESV, which has a … Continue reading →
This summer, we ran a week-long morning camp for age 10–high school to teach kids some acting skills, discuss our hope in Christ, and give them an opportunity to express that to others. We culminated in a final performance that … Continue reading →
Inspired by a sermon I recently heard, here’s a simple illustration depicting God’s name placed on our hearts through Holy Baptism, that He claims us as His own like Andy claimed his toys in Toy Story by writing his name on their feet.
Title art for sermon for 5/29/16
Text: 1 Kings 8:22-24,27-29,41-43
Description: “Bringing the World to the House of God” Where is the house of God, and how can we bring people to it?
The idea is that the house of God is now the human heart through Holy Baptism, and we bring others into God’s house by bringing them into our hearts and showing them the love of Christ, letting our light so shine before men….
(And of course, because the Word of God is in our hearts, when they’re in, they’ll hear it, because it’s everywhere in there.)
From a sermon based on Revelation 22:1-6,12-20 “The Coming Kingdom Today” Is the coming Kingdom of God just something that we look forward to someday, or can we find glimpses of it today?
via FaithWebbing.com Faith Webbing is a deep, purposeful intergenerational approach to connecting youth to faith through a congregation. Its premise is to intentionally identify relationship voids in young peoples’ lives and then to fill those voids with members from within … Continue reading →
http://artfrmthehrt.com/scripture-reading-samples.html PowerPoint Contemporary Slide Presentations consisting of a Scripture reading introduction, three readings, and an appropriate ending slide for each reading using the ESV translation with copyright permission from Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The slides … Continue reading →
So I was at a new grocery store to get supper, but when I went to check out, I realized I didn’t have my wallet, and they didn’t take Apple Pay, so I acted like I was self-checking, put it … Continue reading →
This Easter, I’m wrapping up our “I AM” series with John 11:25-26: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”
None of Jesus’s statements about His identity would’ve meant anything if He were dead in a tomb today. Yet not only did He raise many others from death, He raised Himself, and because He lives, we will live with Him. But how does that change today?
“I Am the Light of the World” From an “I Am” Lent series. John 8:12 We all know darkness in different parts of our lives, but when we open our eyes to the light of Christ, we find that the darkness scatters.