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Teaching kids the big idea of each book of the bible.

Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – You Are The Salt Of The Earth

Jesus told a parable (story) and called His disciples the ‘salt of the earth’. What did he mean by this? (Matthew 5:13) One day Jesus was teaching His followers on a mountainside.  After decribing what kind of life God blesses, He … Continue reading

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Kids Craft: Moses And The Burning Bush

Sunday School Resources has provided a wonderful craft to help children visualize the story of Moses and the burning bush.  This is a great craft because it is simple yet really shows the big picture of the story. All you really … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals on Parables – The Bridegroom

John told a parable (story) and called Jesus the bridegroom.  What did he mean by this? (John 3:28-30) John the Baptist came out of the wilderness preaching about a coming savior and that the people need to be prepared. John explained that he … Continue reading

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Kid’s Devotionals On Parables – Don’t Be A Snake

Today let’s teach a kid’s devotional from one of the Gospel parables (stories). John called the religious leaders a brood of snakes. (Mark 3:7-9) John the Baptist came out of the wilderness preaching about a coming savior and that the … Continue reading

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Kids Craft: Zacchaeus In A Tree

                More Ketchup Please has provided this wonderful craft to help children understand the story of Zacchaeus and his encounter with Jesus.  It is especially fun because it allows children to use their own … Continue reading

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Kids Craft: Moses Part The Red Sea

Teaching a Sunday school class about how Moses parted the Red sea? Well this helpful and easy craft created by Pocketful of Posies is perfect for you.  The best part about this craft is it requires very few materials. 2 sheets … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Joshua Is The Story Of Conquering The Promised Land

Following 40 years of wandering the desert in Numbers, God’s people finally enter and conquer the Promised Land in the book of Joshua. After nearly 500 years, God’s special nation is going to receive the fulfillment of God’s promise made … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Take Possession of Your Land”, Joshua 18:3-5

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson we are challenged to take possession of the land that God has given to us.  But what is that land?  What are we supposed to do to possess it?  I am convinced that many … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Daniel Is The Story Of God’s Authority Over The Nations

Even while God’s people were captive in Babylon, God used one of these people named Daniel to show His authority over the Babylonians and over the future nations of the world. When Daniel was a young man, he along with … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Jeremiah Is The Story Of A Rejected Prophet

When God called Jeremiah, Jeremiah reluctantly took up the task of warning God’s People to turn from sin and follow God. God called Jeremiah as a young man to be a prophet and he was afraid. But that did not … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Revelation Is To Encourage Persecuted Churches By Describing Christ’s Ultimate Victory

John wrote Revelation to 7 persecuted churches in order to encourage them by describing Christ’s return and ultimate victory over all sin. John was exiled for his faith in Christ to the isle of Patmos.  He understood persecution.  John wrote … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Ezekiel Is The Story Of Future Restoration

Ezekiel warned God’s People living in Jerusalem that they would be destroyed if they didn’t stop sinning.  Later after they were destroyed,  Ezekiel gave the people hope that God would forgive them and restore their nation in the future. Ezekiel … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Jude Is To Warn Christians To Fight For Their Faith When Others Are Fighting Against It

Jude warns Christians that they need to fight for their faith against the evil people who have snuck into the church and are spreading lies. Jude reminds the church that they have been entrusted with a wonderful gift of God’s … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 3 John Is To Encourage Hospitality To God’s Traveling Messengers

  John wrote this little letter called 3 John to commend Gaius for practicing hospitality to traveling Christians and to condemn Diotrephes for not doing it. John had heard a report from some traveling evangelists that Gaius had welcomed them … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 2 Corinthians Is The Story Of Paul’s Joy In Partnering With Them In The Ministry

Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian church to express his joy over being able to minister with them. This letter was written about 6 months after 1 Corinthians.  Paul was preparing to come back and visit the Corinthians. … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 2 John Is To Walk In Love and Reject False Teachers

John writes this little letter to instruct the church to reject false teachers and to encourage them to walk in love. At the time of John’s writing, there were false teachers traveling around and teaching that Jesus did not come … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 John Is Faith In The Loving Christ And Fellowship With His Family

Jesus’ disciple John writes to remind the church who Christ really is and how He brings love and fellowship with one another. During this time, there were tricky teachers coming into the church who were teaching that Jesus didn’t come … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Romans Is The Story Of The Church Built Upon God’s Grace Made Active By Faith

Paul wrote to the church in Rome to remind them that God’s grace saved them from their sins. Now they can experience this salvation through faith in God and not by works. When Paul wrote this letter from a town … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Acts Is The Story Of The Church

Luke wrote the book of Acts to provide the historical account of  the coming of the Holy Spirit. After Jesus ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit empowered the beginning and expansion of the church. Acts begins with the final days … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 Peter Is How To Endure Suffering Triumphantly

Peter writes in this book to Christians to instruct them how to endure suffering triumphantly. It is easy to forget who’s you are and what your purpose is when you are undergoing suffering. Peter wrote to a broad group of … Continue reading

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