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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 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 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 Joel Is The Story Of Judgment On The Wicked

Joel told God’s people that judgment would surely come on the wicked and that God would save His people and bless them in the future.   Joel used a devastating locust plague to prophesy that judgment would fall on evil … 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 Isaiah Is The Story Of Salvation From Sin

The prophet Isaiah spoke to Judah and warned them regarding their sin against God but gave them a future hope that God would save them if they turned back to Him. The prophet’s name “Isaiah” means “Yahweh (God) Saves”.  Isaiah … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Jonah Is The Story Of God’s Love For All People

God’s big plan is not only for His people, but it includes His mercy toward all people who repent and turn to Him. One of the wickedest neighbors of God’s people lived in a city called Nineveh.  It was a … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Micah Is The Story Of God’s Judgment and Restoration Of His People

Micah teaches us, like many of the other prophets did, that God hates sin and will judge it, but His purpose in judgment is to bring His people back to Him so He can bless them. When Micah saw the … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Habakkuk Is The Questions He Asks God

Habakkuk represents all of us who question God why something is or is not happening in our lives.  No wonder we call Micah “The Questioning Prophet” in our book, Hooked On The Book. Habakkuk asked God two questions: Why does … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Of Zechariah Are The Visions Of God Remembering His People And Future Blessings

God gave Zechariah visions to remind His people that He remembers them and will give them future blessings. When God’s people had returned from captivity in Babylon, the temple had not been rebuilt and they were experiencing drought and poverty.  … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Share Their Money With God

Have you ever thought why is it so hard to teach your kids to give? Especially to God? Well here are three ways to bring back the joy of that blessing in your kids lives.  1. Talk about the privilege … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Kids That Praying In A Group Can Be Awkward

Yes those long silences in group prayer can be awkward. How do we teach our kids that this is normal, fine, and even welcome? How about giving our kids a heads up about what can be awkward so when it … 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 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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Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – God Gives Solomon Wisdom And Wealth

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 21 – Aaron

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Aaron? Context (Exodus thru Deuteronomy):  Aaron was Moses’ older brother.  He was used by God to be a spokesperson on behalf of Moses. Aaron was also the first … Continue reading

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