Articles by Rick Edwards

Why God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers?

Older preschoolers (ages 3-5) may never be at a more teachable point in their lives. This simple fact alone gives us a great opportunity to fulfill God’s timeless command to teach His story to successive generations. Deuteronomy 4:9b says, “…don’t forget the things your eyes have seen… Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.” (HCSB,…

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Can the Bible Speak to Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is that time of year when we typically think about romantic love; boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, and wives. And while the Bible has much to say about romantic relationships, emphasizing “romance” with children isn’t really healthy or appropriate. But that doesn’t mean children are excluded from this fun holiday. Peers, teachers, and family members…

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Free Bible Lessons for Kids

SundaySchoolZone.com provides a growing number of free Bible lessons for children. These are very simple plans for teaching selected stories to kids using the free, printable Bible lesson activities on the site. These lessons typically come in sets of four or five Bible lessons in case you want to teach a series of lessons on…

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Fostering Thankfulness in Children

The Thanksgiving season is a wonderful time of year and provides a great opportunity to help children understand the value of gratitude in our lives. As Christian parents and teachers, however, we want to do more than simply remind our kids that they should say “thank you.” We want to foster a spirit of thanksgiving…

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Teaching Gratitude in the Month of November

If you’re like many Christian parents and teachers, you’re wondering how to help your children rise above the hype and think about more eternal things during this season. Here are some ideas to help you get a head start on the season by getting kids to ponder some things for which they should be grateful. Idea…

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Bible Verses About Thanksgiving

Whatever else you may do to underscore the value of gratitude during the Thanksgiving season, one of best things you can do now or at any time of the year is to take your kids to the Bible and let them hear what God Himself has to say about thanksgiving. Keep in mind that God…

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Encourage Faith in Kids

It’s that time of year. Christian parents and teachers are thinking about appropriate Christmas gifts for their kids. So, why not use the gifts themselves as opportunities to encourage a child’s faith? The right gift can become a regular reminder that Jesus is more than a reason to celebrate Christmas. Now, please understand that we’re…

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Is It Just About Sunday School?

No. The Sunday School program or organization has been one of the most powerful vehicles for evangelism and discipleship in the history of the church. In many churches it remains the central, most organized, and most attended organization even today. It’s a great ministry with a great history and there’s no reason to think it…

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God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System

God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System is an ongoing Bible study curriculum system designed to move learners of all ages toward a biblical worldview and lifestyle. The system as a whole assumes the local church will offer ongoing Bible study classes for all ages. However, the resources for any particular age group can be used…

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