Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedAug 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment
In the midst of our conversation, I’m unsure how to even quote scripture….so here is what we call 2 Timothy 2:15;
“σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι τῷ Θεῷ, ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον, ὀρθοτομοῦντα τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας. “
Clear enough? It’s “Greek to me” and is the bonafide original. Let’s dial that in more closely for those of us who (like me) who are NOT Greek scholars, here presented in chronological order according to publication date.
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedAug 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
It is ALWAYS a good recommendation to read the Bible, of course, but which version? How about the 2011 edition of The NIV (New International Version)? As usual with any new translation there are opinions which get voiced around to and fro. Before long those ideas get repeated and repeated and soon the thoughts become hardened in our minds without our own study or research. How many of us have really studied the translation and made a decision based on reason, and thought, and scholarship?
Here’s a good spot to begin. These are notes from the Committee on Bible Translation that address...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Bible Study, Downloadable Forms, Scripture Memory TreasuryAug 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Kingdom of Heaven. (Were you hoping for calendar items? Please look elsewhere on the website for that. )
We know Jesus’ reign in heaven coming, but we don’t know when it will be here. We haven’t got a digital photo, an old snapshot of a satellite image… but there IS a very vivid description in Revelation 22.
Just listen to this imagery. revelation-22
Whatever your mind pictures after hearing those words equal HOPE, and promise, and a happy forever.
Children are, by nature, creatures of hope. This is a child-likeness that we should NOT leave behind....
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Bible Study, Downloadable Forms, Scripture Memory TreasuryAug 3rd, 2011 | No Comments
Here’s a good way to evaluate the quality of your love towards others;
Is it patient? Is it kind? Does it envy? Does it boast? Is it proud? Paul defines God-love in his letter to the Corinthians, who apparently were struggling with the quality of their love for one another. Could you pass his test? Re-read the questions above, (which come from 1 Corinthians 13:4,) and evaluate your relationships. Pray that God the Holy Spirit will fill you with His ability to love as we are meant to.
Listen to 1 Corinthians here: 1-cor-13 1-cor-13-fast
And here: 1-cor-13-aussie 1-cor-13-aussie-fast