Christian History

God always answers our prayers.

God always answers our prayers.

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to release excerpts from the as-yet-unpublished book Why Do Bad Things Happen? A Devotional for Busy Families. This book will not be released until later this year, but we felt families could use these lessons to talk with their kids about what is...

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What made Billy Graham special?

Are you or your children the next Billy Graham? How do you know? What about Billy Graham made him so special and influential? If you have not heard, Billy Graham died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018. Our prayers are with his family in this difficult time of grief. How to...

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Is There An Age Limit for Spiritual Gifts?

This question is not often voiced, but we see it lived out so many places. Children are shunted aside until they are "old enough." Retirees and Senior adults are dismissed as "out of touch," "past their prime," or "old fashioned." Neither attitude is biblical. Today we'll specifically address the first...

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What are the Spiritual Gifts? Part 1: Teaching Gifts

What are the spiritual gifts? How does a person get one or more spiritual gifts? How do spiritual gifts work? Over the next few weeks we're going to look closer at some of these spiritual gifts. What are spiritual gifts? When one turns away from sin and trusts Jesus as...

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How to Be Humble, Part 1

Image © Depositphotos.com/ Levranii I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, whether you had a big celebration or a quiet day like my family did. If your Christmas was full of fighting and uncomfortable situations, I’m sorry. Remember, though, that Christmas is not about family. Christmas is not about getting...

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Advent: Understanding "What Child Is This?"

Advent: Understanding "What Child Is This?"

Today we're looking at my favorite Christmas carol: "What Child Is This?" Let's look at some of the funny, old words in this song and at the most important thing about Christmas. (Hint: It's not the birth of a baby.) The Song Do you know the song "What Child Is...

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Advent: Understanding “Little Drummer Boy”

Prince William and Kate Middleton have had two royal babies to date. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were both born in a hospital. They live in palaces and royal residences (which is a fancy way to say "home"). If you heard that a king who was supposed to be greater...

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Advent: Understanding "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

"Go Tell It On The Mountain" is a popular Christmas song, especially for kids. Do you ever stop to think about what it means? Why a mountain? What are we supposed to tell? What does it have to do with shepherds? The Song (with lyrics) Go, Tell It On The...

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Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? In fact, at one such celebration, He taught something very important about Himself. What is Hanukkah? Here is a video which explain the origin of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah). This video (2:31) is geared for children. It is part of...

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Advent: Understanding Lully Lullay (Coventry Carol)

Did you know that not all Christmas carols are happy? One sad carol is the "Coventry Carol," also known as "Lully Lullay." You may not remember it, but this is one of my favorites. The words and music are sad, but they point to the hope we have in Jesus...

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