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Devotionals for Parents and Teachers

Teaching and ministering to little ones can be exhausting. Sometimes we need encouragement and simple reminders that parenting and teaching is an important task. Nurturing children for the Lord is a heavy responsibility, but the rewards are great and His Kingdom is worth all the bumps and bruises. We hope these devotionals will lift your spirit and encourage your soul. You are doing good work, important work, eternal work! Don’t grow weary!

The Importance of Faithfulness in Teaching

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9). No doubt about it, dealing with kids week after week can make you weary. The messes, the squabbling, the wiggling. These things can take a toll on you. Do you ever find yourself…

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Overcoming Teaching Fears

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:7) Paul wrote those words to a young Timothy, but they certainly apply to those who teach the Bible to children. For many people the idea of teaching a room full of…

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New Every Morning

“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” (Lam. 3:21-24). Whenever the human mind…

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When Children’s Bible Teachers Quit

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Gal. 6:9 KJV) These words from Paul the Apostle in his letter to the church at Galatia stand as encouragement any time we become discouraged in an honorable task. If you have been a Bible…

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“A Little Deeper”

My two year old daughter stood hesitantly on the shore, the Gulf Coast waters just inches away from her feet. “I’m scared,” she says adamantly. “It’s okay,” her aunt coaxes, “just take one step.” Obediently, her tiny feet take one baby step. “Okay,” says Aunt Nikki, “now just a little deeper.” She takes another small…

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Faint Not. Burn the Ships and Conquer the Land!

And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 (KJV) Off the coast of Spain is one of the world’s most well-known natural landmarks, The Rock of Gibraltar. It is often associated with strength, determination and stubbornness. When you see it, it’s easy…

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Dear Bible Teacher Of The Little Class

Dear Teacher Of The Little Class, I see you working faithfully on your lessons, wondering some weeks if there will even be any one there to teach. I see you skipping over some of the fun games and activities because, let’s face it, you’ve never had enough kids in your class to fill the needed…

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Time For Adults To Get Schooled

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 (KJV) When Jesus wanted to give His disciples an example of someone who would be “the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,” he didn’t call up Peter, James or John.…

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Tethered

Romans 12:1… “I beseech ye therefore brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice….” Little children are often fascinated with belly buttons. When my son was six years old, he lifted up his shirt one day and seriously investigated his belly button. “Mommy,” he asked, “why do I have…

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