Mar 17, 2016

Easter@Home – Family Resources

Throughout Church history, families have joined together to commemorate and celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. No holiday season is more central to our faith or more important to emphasize with the next generation. Too often, however, we forget to create and capture moments at home that could make the

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Apr 5, 2015

Resurrection Rolls – Celebrate the Resurrection

I’m sure you will share the joy with your children today as you hide and hunt Easter eggs all over the beautiful Tyler landscape, but in addition to engaging in this time honored Easter pastime, why not also remind your children the real meaning of this most-important Christian holiday? Here is a fun way to

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Apr 4, 2015

I Will Wait – Holy Saturday Reflections

I Will Wait The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison. I can’t help but remember and am depressed. I call all this to mind—therefore, I will wait. Certainly the faithful love of the LORD hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness. I think: The LORD is my

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Apr 3, 2015

The Day Death Died – A Good Friday Family Devo

My oldest daughter is excited about missing school on Good Friday. In the car on the way to school she asked. “What is Good Friday?” I took the opportunity to briefly explain the significance of Good Friday and what it means for us as Christians, but I wasn’t satisfied with my short explanation. So I

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Apr 2, 2015

Remembering – Family Communion Devotional

The other day my wife and I were sorting through old family photos. We were mostly flipping though, hardly acknowledging any one photo. Everyone once in a while one or two photos would catch our eye demanding more attention. We would see a picture of our children many years younger, or the emotion of a

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Apr 1, 2015

Love Your Enemy – Family Activity and Devotional

Take a few minutes at breakfast, dinner or bedtime to focus the family on one of the key principles from the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Read Matthew 22:47-54   While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd came up. They were led by Judas, one of the twelve apostles. He went over to Jesus

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Mar 31, 2015

Praying for Unity – Family Activity and Devotional

Take a few minutes at breakfast, dinner or bedtime to focus the family on one of the key events from the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry. OVERVIEW Jesus actually prayed for those of us who would believe in Him in the future. He asked His father to help us show unity by loving each

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Mar 30, 2015

Washing Feet – Family Activity and Devotional

The account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet is such a beautiful picture. May this lesson fully encourage you, parents and children. As a leader, Christ calls us to serve the least of these, and children need to see what humility looks like in adults. The lesson that you are about to teach is very solemn. It

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Mar 29, 2015

Welcome Peace – Palm Sunday Family Discussion

To celebrate Palm Sunday read through these thoughts below and then discuss the questions at the end with your Children. Cat Stevens recorded these very famous words in 1971: I’ve been happy lately Thinking about the good things to come And I believe it could be Something good has begun Oh, I’ve been smiling lately

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Mar 19, 2015

Easter at Home

Throughout Church history, families have joined together to commemorate and celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. No holiday season is more central to our faith or more important to emphasize with the next generation. Too often, however, we forget to create and capture moments at home that could make the

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