Providing young listeners with a sermon notes page is an excellent way to help them focus on the sermon.
These free printable sermon notes pages are double-sided and include a Sunday morning checklist, space for sermon notes and application, and a take-home challenge. These pages offer parents and kids a wonderful opportunity to discuss the sermon.
“Promotion Sunday” is coming up in my church, during which a fresh crop fifth graders are introduced into the preaching service. And, this year, my twins are among those sitting through the service for the first time. So, when my friend Lisa asked me to work with her in coming up with a printable sermon notes page for our church, I was super excited.
I have to admit, I took the transgender bathroom letter from President Obama pretty hard last week.
I am worried about a culture and a government that are willing to put the safety of children aside in order to accommodate a handful of people.
I am deeply concerned about a government who thinks it has the right to dictate policy to local school districts.
I am grieved by the plight of transgender people who are caught in the middle of this debate, at risk themselves in so many ways, and desperately needing God’s truth and love in their lives.
And, of course, as a mother I want to hold my children close and keep them safe and innocent. I don’t want them to be put at risk in any way.
How can we, as Christian parents, respond to the transgender bathroom issue? Here are 3 ways that Christian parents must respond:
Have your children ever asked you if they are really, truly saved? My children have asked me!
How can we answer them? Should we assure them that they are saved because they prayed the “sinner’s prayer” when they were younger? What if that prayer didn’t “take”?
If we are honest, many of us adults struggle with doubts about our salvation. How can we guide our children as we talk about this vitally important topic?
Do you ever lash out in anger and frustration? Do you struggle with having “mommy meltdowns”?
In this guest post on Intentional By Grace, I share some common meltdown triggers that I struggle with, plus some practical ways to combat them.
Have you ever thought of yourself as “just a mom”, running around the house in sweat pants after snotty-nosed toddlers and surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?
Have you ever flown into a rage because nobody picks up after themselves and keeps the house clean the way you would like it to be cleaned?
Has you ever mirrored Eeyore’s downcast, martyr attitude as you work incessantly for your family?
Now, first of all, you have to understand that I grew up in the 1980’s.
Which means that we had to compensate for our complete boredom (caused by a deplorable lack of technology) with other forms of entertainment.
Like smelling things.
Everything was made to be smelly in the late 80’s –
Not to be outdone by Strawberry Shortcake dolls, My Little Pony came in fruit scents…
Every Mr. Sketch marker smelled like its color…
and Scratch and Sniff stickers were ALL THE RAGE.
Do you measure your worth by the amount of your success in life? Do you look at other people’s success and feel that you just don’t measure up?
This is such an easy trap to fall into, especially as parents.
Here’s a fascinating thought: God doesn’t measure our worth by our successes, but by our faithfulness!
In fact, many of the heroes of the Bible are people who didn’t have great success. Rather, they are people who stayed faithful to God.
Would you like a simple way to talk to your children about what it means to be saved?
How about a simple way for your kids to tell their friends what it means to be saved?
Would you like a special gift to send home with kids who visit your Sunday School or Awana program?
These fun Salvation Verse Cards are perfect for all of these needs!