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Learning Scripture Songs

Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and grace in your hearts to the Lord.” God commands us to hide His Word in our hearts. All of us desire to memorize scripture. Yet we are…

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Diligent

Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Strongs; Diligent: quick, prompt, skilled, ready. Websters 1828; DILIGENT, a. [L.]  1. Steady in application to business; constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduous; attentive; industrious; not idle or…

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Confidence

Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.” If you spend a little time chewing on this verse, you realize what an amazing statement it is.That statement can only be made about God. Equipped with the understanding of this verse, it seems that there would be no license for doubt…

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Trust, Fall!

Philippians 4:19 “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” If you ever have the opportunity to read the biography of Hudson Taylor, the first thing you realize is that it is very humbling to think of how little faith we have at times. The second thing…

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Pants On Fire

Proverbs 12:19 “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” Lying, believe it or not, is a sin; always has been. Big, little, no matter how we look at it, no matter the reason, it’s a sin. ‘Liar, liar, pants on fire’ is something I’ve heard…

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Who Else Is Going To Be There?

“Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah had a friend.” Dan.1:6 “Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.”Parents, Pastors, and Youth Pastors for eons have asked the question: “who else is going to be there?” This question is an excellent question because who you spend time with influences your actions. Whether…

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THOU SHALT BE BLESSED

Genesis 12:2-3 “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” What does it mean to…

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Divisions in Teen Sunday School

Being in youth ministry, I have seen many different types of Teen Sunday School. Some are due to limited space, while some are Pastor’s preference. There is not one “correct” way to divide your Teen Sunday School. Different strokes work for different folks. Here are a few Division 1: Teens with Adults (1 Class) In this…

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Don’t overlook Lasting Luke

1 Tim. 4:10-11 “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.” We all have probably heard a message from this passage about…

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What Kind of Illustrations Do You Use?

Luke 18:1 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” Jesus often used parables when He taught a lesson. I once heard someone say that a parable is “an earthly story with a Heavenly meaning”. Now Jesus could have impressed the people with…

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