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An Easter Bible Lesson

By Joanna McFarland The Bible is God’s Word. In it we learn so much about Him and His plan for the whole world. The Bible is split into 2 parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, we learn that, from the beginning of time (creation), God was there. He made mankind and, even though they broke His commandments and deserved to die, He still loved them and desired to provide a substitution. Sacrificing a lamb was the only way this substitution would work. God tells us that the punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). It was not until the New Testament that God revealed Himself in a human body. He called Himself ...

12 Ways to Help You Capture Your Student’s Attention

Written by Todd Witters Let’s face it﹘keeping kids focused on the Bible lesson you are teaching can be a difficult task, especially given the short attention span of today’s students.  It can be a challenge to keep them engaged, even for a short lesson. Grabbing their attention and eliminating distractions both contribute towards the overall objective of planting the seed of God’s Word in their hearts.  Here are a few tricks to add to your toolbox that I have used and I hope you might find helpful as well. ATTENTION GRABBERS 1. Try something you’ve never done before. Kids get bored with the same thing every week. ...

Why Teach Children?

By Dennis Farris We have in our grasp the power to shape the future.  We have the ability to provoke change, to bring about something greater than we can ever imagine.  We see the possibilities everyday; we see the potential shape of the future when we walk out our front doors, when we get out of our cars, when we're driving down the road.  It is something small, something seemingly insignificant, yet something of great value, of great importance. You may be thinking something along the lines of “opportunities to serve people” or “opportunities to change lives.”  These responses are perhaps half-right. The real ...

S.O.A.P.ing: An Easy Way to Teach Children How to Study the Bible

By Ladonna Andreu Do you apply soap when you take a bath or shower? Sure you do. But why?  It seems logical, to many, that the answer is: Soap makes you clean because it takes away the dirt you pick up all throughout the day. But do you know that many campers believe that swimming in the lake makes them clean? Yes, they are in the water for a LONG time AND they use a towel to dry off.  So, why isn’t this acceptable? “It is one thing to simply read God’s Word.  But what happens when you slow down and really read it? Words can start ‘bubbling’ off the page and speak to you.” These questions and answers seem so ...

4 Ways to Control a Classroom

By Dr. Mark Redka 4 Ways to Control a Classroom When I was 17, I was asked to teach the 5th grade boys’ Sunday School class. I was handed a lesson manual but got no instruction.   I’m not sure what happened to the last teacher but, after a week or two, I suspected either a nervous breakdown or the boys had killed him off.  I tried everything to gain control but it was a battle every week. That continued even when I taught Junior Church while in Bible school. “Okay Billy, take your chair and sit in the hallway.”  Billy was once again disturbing the class. He just had no respect, and he was a deacon’s son!&n...