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!

Doing “All Things Through Christ” In the New Year

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13). As is often the case, if any kind of sickness hits our church, my “little” class might easily turn into my “little little” class. So, this past Sunday after the flu had arrived during Christmas week, I wasn’t surprised to find only one…

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Reverencing The Holidays

In the first book of the New Testament, Matthew tells us… “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto…

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Balancing Santa and The Savior

You probably have already heard yourself several times this holiday using the phrase, “The real meaning of Christmas.” It may not be those exact words, but the sentiment is common among Christian teachers and parents. Why do we constantly have to point out the real meaning of Christmas? The truth is because “Christmas” doesn’t generally…

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Generating Generosity

Most parents and teachers have had that moment when we’ve seen a child, perhaps even our own child, show a truly non-generous side. The toy is snatched away from the outstretched hands of another child who wants to play. Candy is hidden away in a pocket with a defiant, “Mine!” Even older children and teens…

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Teaching Kids How to Be Fishers of Men

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him (Matt. 4:18-20, KJV).…

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Contagious Thanksgiving

It had not been a great day and I wasn’t expecting things to get better. And, this was not even my regular class. I had volunteered to help out with the younger class on Wednesday nights for a few weeks, and even though I love this age group, that night I was not feeling it.…

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Behind the Smiles: What Are Your Kids Really Going Through?

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous…” (1 Pet. 3:8, KJV). You spend a lot of time trying to manage your kids in Bible class. Shushing, instructing, correcting. In many sessions they may seem like a mass of silly giggles. But behind the…

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The Magic of Gratitude: Learning To Be Thankful in a Stressful World

“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18). Do you ever find yourself in a situation you’d like to wish yourself out of? Wouldn’t it be great if there were some magic words you could say that would transform any moment in your life…

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Discipleship And The Resurrection

Those of us with responsibility for discipling kids either as parents or leaders feel the pressure of this great responsibility. We know from experience the value of a life lived for Jesus and the strength and hope that brings us. We want our children to grow to know it as well. But it’s not just…

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