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

Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – Honor All Men, 1 Peter 2:17

Hook:  In this easy Bible Lesson God teaches us to honor one another even when that person is not acting honorably.  Why?  Because each of us were made in the image of God.  Each person has infinite value and potential … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Trust God to Be God”, Romans 8:28

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson we are focusing on if we can Trust God to Be God.  When we run into difficulies in life, do we become hopeless and depressed or do we act by faith in God even … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Is God a Mess Preventer?”, John 6:64

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson we wonder if God is in to preventing messes the way we are?  So often with children we spend time encouraging them to clean up their messes.  But how would mud pies ever get made, how would … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Deuteronomy Is Moses’ Reminder To The People To Trust God When The Go Into The Promised Land

Moses gives a series of sermons to God’s people warning the people that they can trust God and to follow his laws when they go into the Promised Land. The wanderings in the desert described in Numbers are over and … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Hosea Is The Story Of God’s Faithful Love For His Unfaithful People

The big idea of Hosea is that God remains faithful even when His people are not.  In this book we learn more about faithful love. God’s People have been split in two.  The northern kingdom is called Israel and the southern … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Amos Is The Story God’s Anger At Injustice

When God’s people ignore the needs of the poor in the name of religion, God gets angry at this injustice. Amos was a shepherd and fig tree farmer in a little town.  That is why we called Amos in our … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 Corinthians Is The Story Of Encouragement To Return to Healthy Christian Lives

Paul wrote this letter to the church at Corinth to encourage them to return to the healthy Christians lives from which they had strayed. When Paul had first arrived at Corinth to preach the good news of Jesus, he found … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of The Song Of Solomon Is The Story Of True Love Between Solomon And His Bride

The Song of Solomon is a poetic song sung by Solomon and his ‘bride to be’ back and forth to describe their true love for one another. All the way back in Genesis, God gave Eve to Adam because it … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Judges Is The Story Of The People’s Unfaithfulness Contrasted With God’s Faithfulness

Following the great victories in Joshua and conquering the Promised Land, Joshua dies and the leaderless people fall back into unfaithfulness.  God on the other hand remains faithful to lead His people back into dependence and a relationship with Him. … Continue reading

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Here Are Some Ways To Make The Entry To Your Children’s Ministry Friendly

Have you ever thought to yourself when you visited a church, “This place isn’t very friendly”.  Here are some ways we think will improve your church’s image especially when it comes to children’s ministry. 1. Make it easy to find … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Real Repentance”, Acts 2:38

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson for kids, God tells us that real repentance means to change your mind and to agree with God. Book: “Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Desire to Prophesy”, 1 Corinthians 14:1

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson for kids, God reveals His desire that all would prophesy to one another in order to encourage and build up one another. Book: “Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Kingdom Character no. 2, Thanksgiving”, Ephesians 5:18-20

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson for kids, God reveals the second of 3 key character traits for those who live Kingdom lives. Kingdom living is displayed by the level of thanksgiving in our hearts for everything. Book: “Instead, be filled with … Continue reading

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Easy Bible Lessons For Kids in 10 minutes – “Kingdom Character No. 3, No Fear”, 1 John 4:18

Hook: In this easy Bible Lesson for kids, God reveals the third of 3 key character traits for those who live Kingdom lives is, no fear. Kingdom living is displayed by when we live without fear of punishment from God for … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 2 Kings Is The Story Of Good Kings And Bad Kings

Both the northern kingdom with 10 tribes (Israel) and the southern kingdom with 2 tribes (Judah) have good kings and bad kings.  Unfortunately more bad than good.   In 1 Kings, we see the division of the kingdom, now in … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Nahum Is The Story Of God’s Judgment On Wicked Nineveh

God will not put up with sin forever and in this book called Nahum the great city of Nineveh is about to be judged for their sin. Remember, in the book of Jonah, how evil Nineveh turned from their sin … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of 1 Chronicles Is The Story Of Reminding God’s People Of The Importance Of Worship

  1 and 2 Chronicles remind God’s people that when they come back into their promised land from captivity, the number one thing they need to do is worship.   The key to understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles is to … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Nehemiah Is The Story Of Nehemiah Cheerleading The People To Rebuild The Wall Around The City

Nehemiah was called by God to cheerlead the people on to rebuild the wall surrounding the city of Jerusalem after they had rebuilt the temple.  Nehemiah was still in captivity when he heard that the people in Jerusalem had rebuilt … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Esther Is The Story Of God Using One Woman To Protect God’s People From Destruction

Esther is a young Jewish woman whom God uses to protect His people from a plot to destroy them. The story of Esther takes place before the Jews return from exile that is described in Ezra and Nehemiah.  God’s people … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Job Is The Story Of Personal Growth While Suffering

The Bible book called Job does not seek to answer the question of why good people suffer or why anyone suffers, instead it reveals a lot about how we can personally grow during suffering. Job takes place during the period … Continue reading

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